For immediate release
PUBLIC PIANOS IN DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
Montréal, July 26, 2017 – From 24 to 27 August, JMC will observe the 4 o-clock mark in music at the public pianos, with an open-air and completely free programming taking place at the placottoir located at the junction of Henri-Julien street and Mont-Royal Avenue East.
Exceptionally as part of this programming, twin pianos will be offered to skilled pianists to make the streets resound with a repertoire made up of favorite works for piano four-hands… and even eight-hands!
This project is also a unique chance for JMC to make its twin vocation shine: to make classical music accessible to the widest audience possible and to promote young and talented canadian musicians. JMC has prepared a complete and free programming, for a hot and lively summer at JMC House!
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017: MORE HANDS, MORE NOTES, MORE FUN!
Amélie Fortin, Irina Krasnyanskaya, Simon Larivière and Jean-Fabien Schneider, piano
Our Public Pianos programming is off to a grand start! 2 pianos, 4 pianists, 8 hands: assuredly never seen before on Mont-Royal Avenue! Prepare to hear the pianos like you've never heard them. An open-air concert sure to dazzle your senses!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2017: CONCERTOS FOR SOLOIST AND FOUR-HANDED ORCHESTRA
Soloists : Charlotte Layec, clarinet; Thierry Champs, trumpet; Richard Zheng, violin
Four-handed orchestral reduction: Amélie Fortin and Louise-Andrée Baril, piano
Treat your ears with these excerpts from famous concertos where soloists will be accompanied by a remarkable four-handed orchestra!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2017: FROM SILVER SCREEN TO PUBLIC PIANOS, A FAMILY CONCERT
Amélie Fortin and Laurence Lambert-Chan, piano
Right before dinnertime, this playful concert will put your musical memory to the test and stir up your childhood nostalgia as you will hear the musical themes of Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, Star Wars… and more! An inspired prelude to a movie night!
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017: FOUR-HANDED FAVORITES
Jeanne Amièle and Simon Larivière, piano
As a conclusion to four days of music, the Amièle-Larivière duo will play with delight a selection of works composed by Mozart, Schubert, Brahms and Debussy and written especially for piano four-hands, all of which have become classics of the genre.
JEUNESSES MUSICALES CANADA: THE BEST OF THE NEXT GENERATION, FOR EVERYONE
Jeunesses Musicales Canada (JMC) is a talent incubator that boosts the careers of the best emerging artists, while helping to democratize classical music for audiences of all ages. Today, JMC seasons include over 1200 musical activities presented across Canada, ranging from high-calibre concerts to exciting musical activities for young audiences.
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Marie-Philippe M. Lambert
Jeunesses Musicales Canada
514-845-4108 ext. 222