Q: You are going to tell us today about places where we can listen to music for free – and no it’s not on your iPod or MP3 player.
We’re very lucky here in Montreal to have such a diverse selection of classical musical productions – organ, jazz, wind instruments, choirs, strings, harpsicord, electro-acoustic, all for free!, For small fees ($10-$15) you can enjoy opera and full orchestral performances too. They are all easy to get to by mass transit and there are hundreds throughout the Sept-June season.
Q: Let’s go though the different venues.
McGill Faculty of Music
Tel: 514-398-4547 or 514-398-5530
www.mcgill.ca/music for calendar
how: free by e-mail or $10 for monthly calendar by post
who: performers come from their bachelors, masters and doctorate programs. It could be just one person playing piano or up to an ensemble of fifteen.
when: started last week and goes til June
what: jazz combos, tuba ensembles, organ recital, etc.
where: Pollack Hall, Tanna Schulich Hall, Redpath Hall on McGill campus
University of Montreal
Faculty of Music
www.musique.umontreal.ca check here for calendar
what: classical, jazz, contemporary, piano, voice
when: season launching this week. On the evening of Sept 26th at 7:30pm, two of their professors will present “Russian Jewels” on alto and piano – Jutta Puchhammer-Sédillot, alto and Paul Stewart on piano
where: Salle Claude-Champagne Champagne (others at Salle Serge-Garant, Salle Jean-Papineau-Couture)
Q: Besides the Universities, are there other places which offer this?
La Chapelle Historique du Bon Pasteur
100 Sherbrooke est at boul. St-Laurent
how: put yourself on e-mail list at firstname.lastname@example.org or ask for snail mail, or look in the newspaper for what’s happening in town this week
when: first free one is on Sat, Sept 26 at 2pm and it’s contemporary music
who: Denys Bouliane.
extra: Some of the performers even open up the floor for questions