Orchestre classique de Montréal presents ‘Illuminations’ with Magali Simard-Galdès

By Chris Ruel
Photo: Brent Calis

Orchestre classique de Montréal (OCM) has announced its upcoming concert, “Illuminations,” which will take place on Sunday, March 5, 2023, as part of the Montréal/Nouvelles Musiques Festival.

The concert will be held at the Pierre-Mercure Hall in the Pierre-Péladeau Centre.

Incorporating the theme “Music and Spirituality,” the concert program will showcase a repertoire that explores the transformation of the mind through meditation, with works inspired by elements of Jewish mysticism.

The concert’s program will include Benjamin Britten’s “Les Illuminations” and the composer’s “Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge.”

Featured artist, soprano Magali Simard-Galdès from Québec, will join the orchestra for a “Les Illuminations” performance with Alain Trudel conducting.

The festival’s 11th edition, a ten-day celebration of contemporary music, will be held from February 23 to March 5, 2023, bringing innovative artists from diverse musical backgrounds together in Montréal.

Patrons who purchase one adult ticket can reserve one free ticket for a child aged 12 or under.

Founded in 1939 by Alexander and Lotte Brott, the Orchestre classique de Montréal is now one of Canada’s top chamber orchestras.