Musical Wednesdays

The Orchestre Métropolitain invites you to discover the history of music through three noon hour concerts.  Short conferences preceding the concerts will be hosted by lever of the classical repertoire, Mario F. Paquet.  Some musicians of the OM will interpret extracts of works which characterize the various periods while the presenter will describe the historic main lines and will present the composers-keys. A beautiful opportunity for the music lovers to meet and to exchange with the musicians of the OM.

BAROQUE
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 AT 11:30 AM


Brass quintet

Bach, Contrapunctus III and IX from The Art of Fugue
Bach, Air on the G String
Handel, “The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba” from Solomon
Handel, excerpts from Water Music
Purcell, selected works
Albinoni, excerpts from Sonata No.11, op. 6 (“Concerto San Marco”)
Vivaldi, excerpts from The Four Seasons
Handel, Overture from Berenice, Queen of Egypt


Stéphane Beaulac (trumpet)
Lise Bouchard (trumpet)
Simon Bourget (french horn)
Martin Ringuette (trombone)

Scott Cheyne (tuba)

CLASSICAL AND ROMANTIC
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 11:30 AM


String Quartet

Haydn, Presto from String Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, op. 33 (“The Joke”)
Mozart, Allegro Vivace Assai from String Quartet No. 17 in B-flat Major, K. 458 (“The Hunt”)
Beethoven, Allegro Con Brio from String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat Major, op. 18
Schubert, Andante from String Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, op. 29 (“The Rosamunde Quartet”)
Dvořák, Finale from String Quartet No. 12 in F Major (“The American Quartet”)
Fauré, Pavane
Brahms, Hungarian Dance No. 4
Borodine, Notturno from String Quartet No. 2 in D Major
Kreisler, Liebesleid
J. Strauss , Neue Pizzicato Polka


Nancy Ricard (violin)
Lyne Allard (violin)
Brian Bacon (viola)
Christopher Best (cello)

20TH CENTURY
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 AT 11:30 AM


Wind quintet

Ibert, Three Short Pieces
Ligeti, excerpts from Six Bagatelles
Nielsen, Allegro Ben Moderato from Wind Quintet
Souris, Rengaines
Dela, “Mouttes” and “L’île enchantée” from Petite suite maritime
Paquito d’Rivera, “Vals venezolana” and “Contradanza” from Aires tropicales 


Mélanie Harel (oboe)
Jocelyne Roy (flute)
Simon Aldrich (clarinet)
Simon Bourget (french horn)
Gabrièle Dostie-Poirier (bassoon)