Les 9 de Montréal – Consonance

Les 9 de Montréal, an ensemble of 8 cellos and a double bass, is back at Maison symphonique for a thrilling performance of their recent album Consonance. Discover the euphonious sound of the cello through unique adaptations of Ravel’s Bolero, Barber’s Adagio for Strings, and many more!

The concert will also feature a guest appearance of Chinese-Canadian soprano Lirong Dong, who together with Les 9 will perform a new version of a piece from her latest collaboration with Vincent Bélanger: Tout est dit.

Les 9 de Montréal

Europe has its “12 cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic” and the “Cello Octet Amsterdam”, who have toured the world as concert cellists. Now, it is Montreal’s turn to have its own such concept. With this in mind, Vincent Bélanger created Les 9, a group of 8 young Canadian cellists and a double bassist, assembled as a unique combination of exceptional talents and virtuosity.

“Les 9”, with Vincent Bélanger acting as Music Director, embrace originality and universality in their exploration of the repertoire. Discoveries abound: Ageless classics are revisited or adapted, along with whimsical modern music, in addition to an original composition. The various themes address contemporary issues that concern us all, with the intent to reach new audiences: “The power of projecting ourselves beyond what divides us.”

Maison symphonique
Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 7:30pm

To purchase your tickets visit: www.placedesarts.com