Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) presents

Musical Improvisation Match

What do theatre and organ playing have in common? Improvisation! The undeniable success of the first edition of Improv and Organ in 2019 naturally called for a second similar event. Actors and musicians whose versatility is equaled only by their creative daring will once again face off onstage at the Maison symphonique in an improvisation match. Audience members should expect a wacky, touching, uncommon and above all memorable evening!

Jean-Willy Kunz is the first Organist-in-Residence of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. In addition to performances with the Orchestra and as a soloist in recital, he supervises the development and showcasing of the OSM’s Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique at the Maison symphonique de Montréal. His most recent performances include concerts with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Orchestre symphonique de Québec, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Violons du Roy, with saxophonist Branford Marsalis, and with singer-songwriters Pierre Lapointe, Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright. A significant portion of his discography reflects multiple musical influences: Symphonie et créations pour orgue et orchestre, with the OSM (2016 Juno Award-winning album) ; Impressions for organ, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, double bass and percussions; Punkt, with Pierre Lapointe and André Gagnon Baroque, for harpsichord and symphony orchestra. Jean-Willy Kunz is Professor of Organ at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and Artistic Director of the Canadian International Organ Competition.

François-Étienne Paré (emcee)
André Moisan (clarinets and saxophones)
Hélène Lemay (trombone)
Fabrice Marandola (percussion)
Rashaan Allwood (organ)
Jean-Willy Kunz (OSM organist-in-residence)
Actors: Sophie Caron, Réal Bossé, LeLouis Courchesne, Salomé Corbo, Anaïs Favron

Maison symphonique
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 7:30pm

To purchase your tickets visit: www.placedesarts.com