Molinari Quartet: Intimate Concerts, Fall 2021

September 19 and October 3, 2021

The Intimate Concerts Series of the Molinari Quartet are back at the Molinari Foundation from the beginning of July. So now is the time to reserve your seats today! The Intimate Concerts respect current government health standards with social distancing and the wearing of masks. In accordance with government guidelines, the vaccination passport and photo ID will be required at entry. Concerts can accommodate approximately 25 people per concert. Reservations required. To reserve now, write to or call 514-527-5515 or by Facebook messenger. Tickets are $ 20. Cash, Interac or Paypal payment at or at the door.

September 19, at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Music from Quebec
Three works from Québec composers with three very different aesthetics will be heard during this concert.You will follow the dramatic life of the Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas in Avant la nuit, Quartet no.1 by Éric Champagne, then hear the delicacy and the subtils colours of Keiko Devaux’s Dust with in filigree Beethoven’s Adagio from opus 132. To end the concert, Walter Boudreau’s Le grand méridien, in which are confronted a motet by Spanish composer Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611) and the psychedelic exhilaration of the imaginative music of Boudreau, will make you travel through time.

October 3, at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

En toute liberté!
En toute liberté! features two works that use the controlled aleatory technique. Even though all the notes and rhythms are precisely marked, Boucourechliev and Joachim’s quartets give the musicians a certain freedom. These works are unique because they are always a little different at each performance.Other than the Quatuor III by André Boucourechliev and Quatuor (1997) by Otto Joachim, the Molinari Quartet will perform Kelly-Marie Murphy’s energetic Oblique Light. With a special thought for R. Murray Schafer, who passed away in August 2021, the musicians will end the concert with his 13th quartet, Alzheimer’s Masterpiece.

This concert is made possible thanks to a grant from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.