Caroline Monnet | Photo : Ulysse del Drago
A portion of the funds collected will go to the Kiuna Institution.
October 20, 20227 p.m.
withCaroline Monnet, visual artist and filmmakerElisabeth St-Gelais, sopranoJulie Triquet, violin
Caroline Monnet is an extremely sought-after visual artist and a renowned filmmaker with a sensitive and warm personality as well as a vibrant imagination. Influenced by a convergence of French and Anishinaabe backgrounds, Caroline truly embodies the humanity of modern culture. We have given her the opportunity to select works for this concert; through her musical selections and excerpts from her own movies, she will paint a captivating sonic and poetic landscape highly steeped in nature and seasons, two aspects that are part of Indigenous traditions. Throughout the evening, guided by Caroline Monnet, you will hear works by Britten, Brahms, Shostakovich, Walker and Pärt. You will also delight in a premiere by Navajo composer Raven Chacon. Raven won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize, making him the first Indigenous winner of this prestigious award.
— Jean-François Rivest
6 p.m. | Opening of doors and reception of guests7 p.m. | Concert starts8:30 p.m. | Cocktail on the stage with appetizers and drinks (VIP tickets)
Food service by Chef Swaneige, Aboriginal caterer
Regular ticket: $80 VIP Ticket including the cocktail: $200
The funds raised during this prestigious event will support the I Musici de Montréal chamber orchestra in its musical activities and cultural mediation in the community. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Kiuna Institution, a college studies centre dedicated to the education of Quebec Aboriginal people.
Pierre-Mercure Hall of the Pierre-Péladeau Centre
For tickets with social distancing, call 514 987-6919
Caroline Monnet | Photo : Ulysse del Drago
Born to an Anishinaabe mother and a French father, Caroline Monnet is a multidisciplinary artist from Outaouais based in Montreal. After studying at the University of Ottawa and the University of Granada in Spain, she pursued a career in visual arts and film. Her work is regularly presented internationally and can also be found in prestigious museum, private and corporate collections. Her practice is often minimalist yet emotionally charged. Monnet has become known for her work with industrial materials, combining the vocabulary of popular and traditional visual cultures with the tropes of modernist abstraction to create unique hybrid forms. She is represented by Blouin Division Gallery.
Elisabeth St-Gelais | Photo: Eva Photographe
Julie Triquet | Photo: Laurence Leclerc
Julie Triquet began her violin studies at the tender age of three under Claude Létourneau. She went on to study at the Conservatoire de musique de Québec and has since received three annual professional development grants from the Canada Council for the Arts to study under David Cerone and Aaron Rosand at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. While in Philadelphia, Julie Triquet received the coveted Sylva-Gelber Music Foundation Award presented by the Canada Council for the Arts. In 1982, Julie won first prize at the OSM Standard Life Competition. This award paved the way for subsequent appearances with the best orchestras in Quebec, with which Julie distinguished herself as a soloist. Further recognition of her exceptional talent and passion for chamber music came in 1988, when Julie was named first violin with the Arthur-Leblanc Quartet, then in residence at the Université de Moncton, New Brunswick. From 1993 to 1998, Julie served as co-solo violin with Les Violons du Roy of Québec City. In September 2012, she was appointed solo violin with the Orchestre de chambre I Musici de Montréal. Julie Triquet plays a Giuseppe Odoardi 1786 violin generously loaded by Mr. David B. Sela.
G. Walker Lyric for string orchestraDuration: approx. 5 minutes 30 secondes
R. Wagner, Wesendonck Lieder, (solo : Elisabeth St-Gelais, soprano) No 1 : Der EngelNo 2 : Stehe StillNo 5 : Träume Duration: approx. 11 minutes 45 secondes Read the translation
J. BrahmsQuatuor no 11st movement (Allegro) (arr… J.F. Rivest) Duration: approx. 8 minutes 20 secondes
B. BrittenVariations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Var. 7, moto perpetuo Var. 8, marche funèbre Duration: approx. 8 minutes 10 secondes
D. Chostakovitch Chamber Symphony op. 110 a,1st movement (Largo) 2nd movement (Allegro molto) Duration: approx. 4 minutes 30 secondes
R. Chacon Ashdla’ creation (Request by I Musici de Montréal) Duration: approx. 6 minutes 10 secondes
A. Pärt Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten Duration: approx. 6 minutes 30 secondes
A. Pärt Fratres for violin, (solo : Julie Triquet, violin) Duration: approx. 11 minutes 30 secondes
Julie Triquet plays a Giuseppe Odoardi 1726 violin generously loaned by Mr. David B. Sela.Amélie Benoit Bastien plays a Nicolas Vuillaume 1850 violin and a bow by Sartory generously loaned by CANIMEX.Annie Guénette plays a Joseph Gagliano 1768 violin and a bow by Lamy generously loaned by CANIMEX.Tim Halliday plays a Mira Gruszowand Gideon Baumblatt’s Kolia cello (2014), generously loaned by Mr. David B. Sela Marieve Bock plays a Maucotel Paris cello (1849), generously loaned by CANIMEX.