Karina Gauvin, Magali Simard-Galdès, Marie-Nicole Lemieux & Julie Boulianne Lead Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal 2020 Fall Season

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credits: Art Song Foundation of Canada official website / Brent Calis / Denis Rouvre / Julien Faugère)

The Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal has announced its 2020 fall season.

Per an official statement on the company’s website, the number of spectators who can be admitted into the concert hall will strictly obey the health rules of the Public Health of Quebec.

For the purpose of this article, we will focus only on the vocal works. Here is a look.

The season’s opening concert will feature soprano Karina Gauvin and the contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux. They will perform the program that includes the works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven. Bernard Labadie will conduct.

Performance date: September 11, 2020

In the second night of the vocal works, Karina Gauvin and Marie-Nicole Lemieux will perform Mozart’s arias – “Non temer, amato bene,” K. 490  and “Ombra felice,” K. 255. Additionally, the overture from “Don Giovanni,” as well as Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 will be performed. James Ehnes will play the violin. Bernard Labadie will conduct.

Performance date: September 13 & 29, 2020

Contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux will perform “Poème de l’amour et de la mer” by Amédée-Ernest Chausson. The rest of the program includes the overture to Beethoven’s “Les Créatures de Prométhée,” op. 43, as well as the famed composer’s Symphony No. 2. Pablo Heras-Casado will conduct.

Performance date: November 24 – 26, 2020

Soprano Magali Simard-Galdès and mezzo-soprano Julie Boulianne will present an evening of baroque music. The program includes the works by Corelli, Handel, and Bach. Jeannette Sorrell will conduct.

Performance dates: December 8 & 9, 2020