For its 9th season, the Stella Musica Festival, under the artistic leadership of its founder, Katarzyna Musiał, is back to promote the contribution of women in music.

The festival showcases exceptionally talented artists, offering innovative programming that this year highlights diverse cultural traditions, from Spain and jazz to viola da gamba and early music.

The festival’s main event, the Grand Concert, will take place on Thursday, May 30, at 7:30pm at Le Gesù, 1200 De Bleury Street.

Grand Concert
• Singer/songwriter Dawn Tyler Watson will be the emcee for the evening. Born in the UK and currently based in Montreal, she has been acclaimed for over 25 years, and with her spirited, dynamic jazz interpretations she has earned her place among the international blues elite. Her fiery stage presence and soul-stirring performances have earned her countless nominations and prizes, including a 2021 JUNO Award for “Best Blues Album”. A consummate entertainer, Watson’s style is an eclectic influence of jazz, soul and gospel, with a certain Edge that propels the traditional boundaries of blues into a whole new dimension. Audiences will hear his greatest hits such as Shine On, Feels Good and other classics.

• Be enthralled by the sound of the viola da gamba and the richness of early music with the acclaimed baroque duo Les voix humaines. Comprising gambists Mélisande Corriveau and Susie Napper, these two formidable artists offer a program featuring works by Sieur de Sainte-Colombe, Couperin and Marin Marais. They both play on historic instruments dating from the 17th and 18th centuries.

• To conclude the evening in style, the Montreal-based trio Fuego Flamenco features three musicians from diverse backgrounds, each a master of their own art: Katarzyna Musiał (piano, dance), Hanser Santos Gómez (percussion, vocals) and Hugo Larenas (guitar). These outstanding musicians offer a unique program combining the flamenco tradition with Latin American music in an innovative way. In this concert, they will perform works by Spanish, Cuban, Venezuelan and Brazilian composers, incorporating elements of flamenco dance.

• More classical surprises will also delight the audience!

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