Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) Classical Spree

Kumt arayn! Klezmer Music and Yiddish Literature

Yiddish culture is undeniably part of Montreal’s DNA, the city being the adopted home of thousands of Jews, beginning in the late 19th century. Its literature and poetry relate a Montreal that is variously working class, community-based, inclusive, and modern, guarded by the immovable Mount Royal.  Readings of texts in French and in Yiddish by authors including Jacob-Isaac Segal, Rachel Korn, Ida Maze, Melech Ravitch, Chava Rosenfarb, Léa Roback and Michel Tremblay will be accompanied by klezmer, a style that is alternately wistful and boisterous, though always captivating.

Klezmer music performed by: Gabriel Paquin-Buki (clarinet), Yoni Kaston (accordion)
Collaboration with: the Segal Centre for Performing Arts as well as the author and Yiddish literature specialist Chantal Ringuet

Friday, August 12, 2022 at 6:00pm
Théâtre Maisonneuve
To purchase your tickets visit: www.placedesarts.com

Classical SpreeCLASSICAL SPREE 2022

From August 10 to 14

Rafael Payare’s first Classical Spree will be synonymous with discovery and daring. From the Far North to the Tierra del Fuego, this OSM summer event in Montreal’s Quartier des spectacles offers an occasion to immerse yourself in some of the various languages, music and cultures that have inhabited the vast land known as the Americas for centuries.

For this event, the OSM will welcome several high-calibre artists from both American continents: soprano Jeanine De Bique, trumpeter Pacho Flores, violinist James Ehnes, saxophonist Steven Banks and pianists Sergio Tiempo and Bruce Liu, among others.

The Festival will celebrate a wide array of musical and literary cultures of the Americas, ranging from sacred songs in the Quechuan language, to Argentinian tango, to Yiddish literature, to Canadian concert music.  www. osm.ca