Launch of the 2021-2022 season at Joseph Rouleau Hall

Posted by jmc | August 12, 2021

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Montréal, August 12, 2021 – Jeunesses Musicales Canada unveils the program for its 72nd season at the Jeunesses Musicales Canada André Bourbeau House in Montréal. Starting in October, the Happy Hour Concerts and Cushion Concerts will take you on a journey across eras and countries through 15 shows for people of all ages.

“We’re especially proud to unveil this 2021-2022 season. It marks audiences’ long-anticipated return to our concert hall! This year, as part of the Happy Hour Concerts, we also have a series of three concerts with Cameron Crozman, Jeunesses Musicales Canada’s first artist-in-residence,” says Danièle LeBlanc, Executive and Artistic Director.

Happy Hour Concerts

Six Thursday evenings in the season, the best up-and-coming musicians play a sixty to seventy-five minute commented program with no intermission. Public health guidelines permitting, the audience can enjoy a free glass of wine selected and offered by our partner RéZin at 6 p.m., just before the concert, which starts at 7 p.m. 

Artist-in-residence Cameron Crozman invites the audience to join him and his accomplices on a journey with three unique concerts: Casals in Montréal, on October 21, 2021, with pianist Philip Chui, will explore the repertoire of concerts given in Montréal by famous cellist Pablo Casals in the 1920s. El Duende, on November 25, 2021, with accordionist Michael Bridge, will explore musical skill and human emotion. With Royal Concerts, on December 9, 2021, Cameron Crozman, accompanied by Vincent Lauzer on recorder and Luc Beauséjour on harpsichord, invites you to be part of the French royal court. French Kitsch, on January 27, 2022, with soprano Cécile Muhire accompanied on piano by Carl Matthieu Neher, will take you on a trip through Parisian salons in the early 20th century. Préludes, on March 10, 2022, with pianist Philip Chiu, is an original and introspective recital played in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Even Guitars Can Dance, on March 24, 2022, with Alejandro Vega and Gabriela Iznardo from the Havana Sky duo, will close out the season with a guitar duo that will fan the audience’s inner Latin fire.

Cushion Concerts
From the age of three on, young music lovers can enjoy the Cushion Concerts’ eight theatrical concerts, where they’ll learn about jazz, baroque and electroacoustic music, discover the enchanting world of Francis Poulenc, get familiar with the art of singing, or get moving to the frenzied rhythms of percussion instruments. These concerts will be on Sundays at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

La marmite ensorcelée (presented in French only) on October 24, 2021, will explore the different, sometimes funny and sometimes scary sounds made using percussion instruments and the voice. The Great Rhythmobile Adventure, on November 14, 2021, will create rhythm with all sorts of unusual objects. The World for Christmas, on November 28, 2021, will take you on a world tour of various Christmas carols and traditions. Jazz-Noisette, on December 12, 2021, revisits the traditional Nutcracker tale using a clever blend of Tchaikovsky and jazz from the great Duke Ellington for a completely jazzed up party. The Beginnings of Bing Bang! on February 13, 2022, continues with world travels, tracing the evolution of rhythms through Peru, Africa, the United States and Quebec. The Story of Babar, on March 13, 2022, will have twists and turns and music from Francis Poulenc, taking people young and old on an emotional roller coaster with music and theatre. Zoom-Boom-Boom, on April 24, 2022, will introduce young children to electroacoustic music through Sam’s imaginary world where everything becomes music. Giggle and Stomp, on May 29, 2022, will give you an excuse to laugh and dance.

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About Jeunesses Musicales Canada
Jeunesses Musicales Canada is a talent incubator that boosts the careers of the best emerging musicians while promoting classical music for audiences of all ages. Today, a JM Canada season includes over 1,600 musical activities across Canada, ranging from chamber music concerts to exciting musical activities for young audiences.


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Noémie Vallet
Head of Communications
Jeunesses Musicales Canada
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