2012-2013 Concerts

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“ In 2012-2013, you are invited to visit with Haydn, that luminous star of the classical period, and to enjoy the company of his so-called Morning, Noon and Evening Symphonies. Divided into three concerts forming an unusual programming arc, these works will project you into an era of elegance and humour.
The season unfolds as does a day, from dawn to dusk. There will also be more recent masters on the program, in tune with our times, and wonderful collaborations – think of the Commonwealth Singers (Virginia Commonwealth University) presenting a masterpiece of sacred music. Surely a season to follow closely and the perfect reason to subscribe!“ 
-DANIEL MYSSYK, artistic director

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A FOCUS ON HAYDN – A DAY, A SEASON !

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September 19th 2012,  7:30 pm Salle Pierre-Mercure | Details
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+ L’Amour Sorcier

L’Amour Sorcier cancelled due to electrical problems in the Salle Pierre-Mercure in May 2012, will be performed on September 19, 2012. Appassionata and ECM+ join forces for an evening. The two orchestras will transport you to a whimsical universe thanks to Foumalade’s original video creations. Soloists : Julie Boulianne, mezzo-soprano; Tim Brady, electric guitar Coproduction with Ensemble contemporain de Montréal (ECM+)

Tickets : 30 $ general admission / 20 $ seniors / 15 $ students

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+ Departure at Dawn

An entry into this most exciting material with the presentation of sumptuous works from the classical period, including Haydn’s “Morning” Symphony. Rhythmic fugue and impassioned playing will be featured when Appassionata shines in this first-class repertoire! Soloists : Élise Lavoie, violin; Sébastien Lépine, cello;  Sonia Gratton, oboe; Mathieu Harel, bassoon

Coproduction with the Fondation Père Lindsay

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+ Spotlight on the Future

For its second concert of a season focusing on Haydn, Appassionata will perform the “Noon” Symphony, translating it for you in all its vibrant energy. At this time, the orchestra will welcome the winners of the 2012 Canadian Music Competition, brilliantly highlighting this next generation of musicians! Soloists: Jean-Michel Dubé, piano; Joshua Zung, clarinet; Florie Valiquette, soprano.

 Collaboration with the Fondation Arte Musica and the Candian music competition at the Festival Montréal en Lumière.

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+ Evening Harmonies

Appassionata will close its Haydn cycle with the “Evening” Symphony and will host the premiere of nationally recognized American choir, the Commonwealth Singers (Virginia Commonwealth University), when they interpret the “Lord Nelson Mass.” On the program: works with impressionist accents and a magnificent finale! Soloists: Nathalie Paulin, soprano; Michelle Sutton, mezzo-soprano; David Menzies, tenor; Cairan Ryan, baritone.

With the participation of the Commonwealth Singers, dir. Rebecca Tyree (Virginia Commonwealth University) A presentation of Valeurs mobilières Desjardins, Yves Lefebvre and Sylvie Piccotte.

Tickets : 40,85 $ regular / 26,85 $ seniors / 21,85 $ under 30
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Subscriptions available, more information here. Appassionata also performs for presenters in or outside of Montreal in it’s special concerts series and presents each year an extended youth series Bring a Teen ! More here