2022-2023 Season launch at Joseph-Rouleau Hall

Posted by jmc | June 16, 2022

Press Release




Montreal, June 16, 2022 – JM Canada is proud to unveil the program for its 73rd season at the Joseph-Rouleau Hall of the André-Bourbeau House. Starting in October, JM Canada invites the public to a rich and colourful musical journey with 12 concerts for young and old as part of the Happy Hour Concerts and Cushion Concerts.

“It is a great pleasure for us to present a 2022–2023 season that will be rich in colours! For a second year, as part of the Happy Hour Concerts, we are presenting a series of three concerts with our artist in residence, pianist Meagan Milatz, who has been given carte blanche. For young audiences, we present a series of concerts that will introduce you to a wide range of instruments. This season also marks the 20th anniversary of our children’s concert, Le grand bal de Noël,” said Clément Joubert, Interim Artistic Director and Director of Operations, Young Audiences.


Happy Hour Concerts
For six Thursday evenings in the season, the best up-and-coming musicians play a sixty to seventy-five minutes commented program without 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 Meagan Milatz invites the public to travel with her and her accomplices for three unique concerts: Les voix d’Europe de l’Est, presented on October 20, 2022, with the violinist Isabella D’Eloize, will explore the sounds of Eastern Europe; Mosaïques hongroises, presented on November 17, 2022, with the violinist Andrew Wan and the clarinetist Todd Cope, will invite the audience to discover the musical landscape of Hungary; on December 1, 2022, Meagan Milatz offers an exploration of music written for solo piano in the 19th century with Le piano romantique. On January 26, 2023, cellist Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy and guitarist Renaud Côté-Giguère will celebrate the 100th birthday of Astor Piazzolla, the great composer with the sounds of his greatest inspirations, with the concert Piazzolla Tribute. This concert will be followed on February 23, 2023, by an ode to nature with Entre Ciel et Terre presented by the clarinetist Louis-Benoît Caron, accompanied by the pianist Julien Leblanc. Then, on March 30, 2023, to close the season, the Rolston String Quartet, composed of Luri Lee and Jason Issokson on violin, Hezekiah Leung on viola and Peter Eom on cello, will offer The Titled Quartets, a journey through various well-known string quartet pieces.


Cushion Concerts
Starting at the age of three years old, young music lovers can enjoy the Cushion Concerts’ six theatrical and educational concerts (in French only), where they’ll learn about the flute, the lute, the clarinet and electroacoustic music. A great variety to explore the possibilities of music. These concerts will take place on Sundays at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

On October 23 and 30, 2022, just in time for Halloween, La marmite ensorcelée concert will explore the different sounds, both funny and scary, produced with percussion instruments and voice with the witch Oups-Patatras. Then, on December 4 and 11, 2022, Le grand bal de Noël with its mocking penguins and Christmas songs will put young and old in the holiday spirit. La recreation de Mozart, on February 12, 2023, will then add a little fantasy with an unruly young Mozart. Next, Les Athlètes de la flûte à bec concert on March 19, 2023, will amaze audiences with their Olympic skills and panoply of recorders. On April 16, 2023, the concert Le luth, l’ami des rois will transport children to the courts of France, England and Denmark, to introduce them to an instrument that looks like an oriental jewel. Finally, presented on May 14, 2023, at 10 a.m. only, Zoom-Boom-Boom will offer young children an introduction to electroacoustic music through the imaginary world of Sam, where everything becomes music.


Details and tickets


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
Communications Director by interim
Jeunesses Musicales Canada
(514) 845-4108, Ext. 222 | nvallet@jmcanada.ca


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