Temps d’une pause

Temps d’une pause


I Musici had an opportunity to collaborate for the first time with Le Temps d’une Pause in the fall of 2020. The musicians went to five low-rent housing projects (HLM) in the Saint-Michel district of Montreal to provide musical entertainment for seniors. Through these small concerts, performed by a quartet and a duo, residents heard and discovered works from every period (Boccherini, Mozart, Bach, Bartok and many others). Encouraged by the musicians, they also joined in performing such songs as “La vie en rose” and “Les feuilles mortes.” The concerts offered unique moments of sharing that allowed the musicians and seniors to bond and enjoy themselves.

Our partner

Le Temps d’une Pause is a community organization that serves people over the age of 50 who live in low-rent housing (HLM) in Montreal’s Saint-Michel district. The organization works with three groups: seniors, people with Alzheimer’s disease and family caregivers who support them. Le Temps d’une Pause organizes activities, workshops and concerts in six Saint-Michel housing projects to break the isolation and promote discussion, listening and community life.

A project for

The collectivity

by I Musici de Montréal

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