On March 27 and 28, concertgoers at the Maison symphonique will witness an unprecedented meeting between the universes of fashion creator Marie Saint-Pierre—who will treat you to a sneak preview of her Atelier Été 2020 collection—and that of Maestro Kent Nagano. In addition to attending an unforgettable evening, this will be your last opportunity to get tickets to see the OSM in action led by our music director in his final season with the Orchestra. All the other concerts conducted by Kent Nagano are already sold out!
When music meets haute couture and dance
This very special concert presents an interweaving of movement, music, dance, theatre and the runway, as a dialogue in which each art finds its own free expression. Attention that is usually focused exclusively on the sounds will this time also be turned to the musicians’ clothing and gestures, in order to gain a different understanding of their profession as performers. Haute couture provides the backdrop for the music, which, in turn, sets the scene for the movement and dance. This will be especially evident in Régis Campo’s Heartbeats, commissioned by the OSM, which recreates the frenetic atmosphere of the needle industry. The result is breathtaking!
An all-female roster
Some great feminine figures set the tone for this unique evening. In addition to the presence of Marie Saint-Pierre, the renowned choreographer and dancer Louise Lecavalier will accompany OSM cellist Anna Burden in her performance of Giovanni Solima’s Lamentatio. This work of rare intensity, oscillating between poignant melancholy and surging virtuosity, demonstrates all the capabilities of both the cello and its player. A gem you don’t want to miss!
To top it all off, accomplished actress Julie Le Breton will take centre stage, playing the famous Molière character M. Jourdain to the music of R. Strauss’ Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, in a modernistic interpretation by talented stage director Mani Soleymanlou. Specially chosen for the occasion, this work reminds us that… we shouldn’t judge an emperor by his clothes!
Rounding out the program will be the Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 by J.S. Bach, whom Maestro Nagano considers to be the greatest composer of all, and who will transport us into the full splendour of the Baroque period.
Join in the “Soirée éclatée”!
The audience attending the Friday evening performance will have the chance to be part of one of the wildest events in the Greater Montreal area: the OSM’s “éclatée” evening, taking place right after the concert. This year, the foyers of the Maison symphonique will be dressed to the nines and decked out in glitz and glamour to celebrate the form and creativity of fashion to the festive sounds of the night. Sip a classic Quartz Vodka Cosmo in a ballroom atmosphere, which will also feature a dazzling “Vogue” dance performance and an exhibition of clothing by Marie Saint Pierre. Revamp your look with the help of a professional wardrobe consultant from Holt Renfrew, then immortalize the result in a special photobooth set up for the event. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the eclectic world of fashion for one night!
The Music, Fashion and Movement concert is a highlight of the 2020-2021 season that you won’t want to miss!