Caroline Monnet | Photo : Ulysse del Drago

FIRST NATIONS: Caroline Monnet’s selections 

A portion of the funds collected will go to the Kiuna Institution.

October 20, 2022
7 p.m.

Reserve

Presented by

conducted by
Jean-François Rivest
 

with
Caroline Monnet, visual artist and filmmaker
Julie Triquet, violin

± 75 minutes
without intermission

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, Pärt, and Ligeti. 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


Thursday, October 20, 2022
7 p.m.

Pierre-Mercure Hall of the Pierre-Péladeau Centre

Reserve

For tickets with social distancing, call 514 987-6919


Caroline Monnet | Photo : Ulysse del Drago

Caroline Monnet
Visual artist and filmmaker

Biography

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. 

Julie Triquet | Photo: Laurence Leclerc

Julie Triquet
Solo violin

Biography

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.

 

Program

Brahmns

Quartet No. 1, 1st movement
Duration: approx. 10 minutes

Chostakovitch

Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a, 1st movement
Duration: approx. 6 minutes

Chostakovitch

Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a, 2nd movement
Duration: approx. 3 minutes 30 secondes

Pärt

Fratres for violin 
Duration: approx. 10 minutes

Britten

Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, var. 7, “Moto perpetuo”
Duration: approx. 1 minute

Britten

Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, var. 8, “Funeral March”
Duration: approx. 3 minutes 30 secondes

Britten

Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, var. 10, “Fugue and Finale”
Duration: approx. 8 minutes 30 secondes

Walker

Lyric for Strings
Duration: approx. 6 minutes 30 secondes

Chacon

Ashdla’ (commissioned by I Musici de Montréal)
Duration: approx. 8 minutes

Ligeti

Ramifications
Duration: approx. 8 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.