UPCOMING CONCERTS

  • Dialogue on the Plateau : The Molinari @ 25

    During this free event, you will hear excerpts of the quartets to be performed on the October 14 concert, you will get analysis of the works and be able to discuss with the musicians to get a better understanding and appreciation of the works. Works by Kurtág, Ligeti, Penderecki and Schnittke

    9 October @ 14:0015:30
  • The Molinari @ 25 !

    Don’t miss the anniversary-concert celebrating the 25 years of the Molinari Quartet. The Quartet will perform important works from its repertoire that have highlighted its 25 years of music making. Eastern European quartets are at the heart of the concert.

    14 October @ 19:3021:30
  • Intimate Concert : Sound Odyssey (1 pm concert)

    The concert Sound Odyssey explores the colours and timbres of the string quartet with surprising works by five composers who push the boundaries of the instruments. Percussions, sound recording, kamacheh (Iranian instrument), resonators and amplification are just some means used by the composers to …

    27 November @ 13:0014:30
  • Intimate Concert : Sound Odyssey (4 pm concert)

    The concert Sound Odyssey explores the colours and timbres of the string quartet with surprising works by five composers who push the boundaries of the instruments. Percussions, sound recording, kamacheh (Iranian instrument), resonators and amplification are just some means used by the composers to …

    27 November @ 16:0017:30

Concerts in Montreal

RECENT CONCERTS

  • Music and Myth. Remembering R. Murray Schafer

    The Molinari Quartet is invited to perform in this tribute concert to R. Murray Schafer, who passed away one year ago. This concert features musicians who collaborated with Schafer and who have an intimate knowledge of his chamber music.

    24 September @ 16:0018:00
  • Intimate Concert : Blue Music

    The Molinari Quartet presents a concert for a small audience and with respect of social distancing in the intimate setting of the Molinari Foundation. Blue Music presents works by Quebec composers and one by Polish composer Penderecki.

    18 September @ 16:0017:30
  • Intimate concert : Blue Music

    The Molinari Quartet presents a concert for a small audience and with respect of social distancing in the intimate setting of the Molinari Foundation. Blue Music presents works by Quebec composers and one by Polish composer Penderecki.

    18 September @ 13:0014:30
  • Ahuntsic en fugue

    The Molinari Quartet performs in the event Entre soi et l’autre, a scenographic concert about the occupation of space. They will play George Crumb’s famous Black Angels and accompany contralto … Ahuntsic en fugue Read More »

    26 August @ 20:0021:30
  • The Molinari Quartet at Toronto’s Luminato Festival

    The Molinari Quartet is the guest of the Luminato Festival to celebrate R. Murray Schafer’s legacy. The Quartet will perform on the stage at Yonge-Dundas Square at 7pm a concert of 45 minutes of Schafer’s string quartets.

    10 June @ 19:00
  • A Schafer Celebration

    This concert is organised by Schafer’s widow Eleanor James and Soundstreams with the collaboration of Grace Church-on-the-Hill and the Canadian Music centre. To pay tribute to Schafer, Soundstreams’ Founding Artistic Director Lawrence Cherney has put together a small sample of Schafer’s master…

    5 June @ 16:0017:30
  • Crossed views

    The Molinari Quartet is very proud to present the world premiere of Le grand rétro, the first string quartet by its violinist Antoine Bareil. Inspired by his numerous musical experiences and his prolific imagination, Bareil’s Le grand rétro outlines a musical path throughout different styles. Th…

    20 May @ 19:3021:00
  • Dialogue on the Plateau : Crossed views

    In preparation to the May 20 concert, the musicians invite you to a musical workshop in order to discover the works that will be played during that concert. The Quartet will play excerpts of the works and the public is invited to discuss with the composers Antoine Bareil and Christopher Goddard abou…

    15 May @ 14:0015:30
  • Oboe quintets – Ensembles en résidence series

    Oboist Vincent Boilard of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, joins the Molinari Quartet for a concert of quintets for oboe and string quartet. The four works to be heard are by Canadian composers. This concert is part of the series « Ensembles en résidence » of the Montreal Conservatory of Music.

    18 March @ 19:3021:00
  • Winners’ Concert of the 8th International Composition Competition

    Ce concert propose les quatre oeuvres gagnantes du 8e Concours international de composition du Quatuor Molinari. Sélectionnées parmi les 115 partitions reçues de 33 pays, les oeuvres inédites seront créées lors de ce concert.

    25 February @ 19:3021:30
  • Dialogue sur le Plateau : Lauréats du 8e Concours international de composition

    Venez rencontrer et discuter avec les quatre lauréats du 8e Concours international de composition du Quatuor Molinari. Les gagnants, venus d’Allemagne, d’Italie et du Mexique sont à Montréal pour travailler leur oeuvre avec les musiciens du Quatuor avant le concert du 25 février.

    22 February @ 19:3021:00
  • Folkloric Influences

    East European music is often influenced by regional folk music. Bartók and Janáček’s string quartets are good examples of this folk influence with their dancing momentum. The musicians will also perfom Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi’s String Trio.

    10/12/2021 @ 19:3021:00
  • Dialogue on the Plateau Folkloric Influences

    East European music is often influenced by regional folk music. Bartók and Janáček’s string quartets are good examples of this folk influence with their dancing momentum. The musicians will also perfom Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi’s String Trio. This work will be recorded shortly to compl…

    05/12/2021 @ 14:0015:30
  • Les corps avalés

    Based on the strong links of contemporary dance and classical music, performed by the Molinari Quartet, Les corps avalés is a moving human odyssey where the sensitive intelligence and the great musicality of choreographer Virginie Brunelle is spotlighted. The Molinari Quartet performs excerpts of q…

    01/12/2021 @ 20:0021:30
  • A Tribute to R. Murray Schafer

    On Friday October 15 at 7 :30 pm, the Molinari Quartet will pay tribute to the late R. Murray Schafer at the Montreal Conservatory. The musicians will perform 4 of the 5 string quartets Schafer wrote for the Molinari. You will hear the incredible Quartet no.7 with soprano obligato, with the wonderfu…

    15/10/2021 @ 19:3021:30
  • Dialogue on the Plateau : Tribute to R. Murray Schafer

    This workshop enables the public to familiarize itself with the quartet repertoire by direct exchanges with the musicians. The Quartet plays excerpts, comments and analyses the works and gives historical and musical references. This Dialogue will discuss the works that will be performed on October 1…

    10/10/2021 @ 14:0015:30
  • Concert intime : En toute liberté!

    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 qua…

    03/10/2021 @ 16:0017:30
  • Concert intime : 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 … Concert intime : En toute liberté ! Read More »

    03/10/2021 @ 13:0014:30
  • Explosion sonore!

    Three works from Québec composers with three very different aesthetics will be heard during this concert.

    28/09/2021 @ 20:0021:30
  • Concert intime Intimate concert ; Music from Québec

    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 … Concert intime Intimate concert ; Music from Québec Read More »

    19/09/2021 @ 16:0017:30
  • Concert intime Intimate concert ; Music from Québec

    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 … Concert intime Intimate concert ; Music from Québec Read More »

    19/09/2021 @ 13:0014:30
  • Women Today

    This live broadcast from the Montreal Conservatory’s Concert hall, features a concert of works by women composers. Three Canadian works and two from Europe. The music of these women is … Women Today Read More »

    12/02/2021 @ 19:3021:00
  • Camille Claudel: Into the Fire

    A multimedia concert associating photographs with visual works in an original video design about the exceptional sculptress Camille Claudel and the role of women creators in art history. With projections on a large screen. Works by Jake Heggie, Claude Debussy and Germaine Tailleferre.

    18/11/2020 @ 19:3021:00
  • Camille Claudel: Into the Fire

    A multimedia concert associating photographs with visual works in an original video design about the exceptional sculptress Camille Claudel and the role of women creators in art history. With projections on a large screen. Works by Jake Heggie, Claude Debussy and Germaine Tailleferre.

    17/11/2020 @ 19:3021:00
  • Intimate concert: Music from Quebec

    The Molinari Quartet presents four works by four different Quebec composers. Otto Joachim : Quatuor (1997) Jean Papineau-Couture : Quartet no 2 Samy Moussa : String Quartet François Morel : Quartet no 1

    15/11/2020 @ 16:0017:30
  • Intimate concert: Music from Quebec

    The Molinari Quartet presents four works by four different Quebec composers. Otto Joachim : Quartet (1997) Jean Papineau-Couture : Quartet no 2 Samy Moussa : String Quartet François Morel : Quartet no 1

    15/11/2020 @ 13:0014:30
  • The Quartet According to Glass, part 2

    The Quartet According to Glass, part 2 The Molinari Quartet presents the second of two concerts featuring the string quartets by celebrated American minimalist composer Philip Glass. Philip Glass : Quartets nos 5 , 6 and 7

    25/10/2020 @ 19:3021:00
  • Intimate concert: The Quartet According to Glass, part 2

    The Quartet According to Glass, part 2 Philip Glass : Quartets nos 5 to 7, Bent The Molinari Quartet presents the second of two concerts featuring the string quartets by celebrated American minimalist composer Philip Glass.

    25/10/2020 @ 16:0017:30
  • Intimate concert: The Quartet According to Glass, part 2

    The Quartet According to Glass, part 2 Philip Glass : Quartets nos 5 to 7, Bent The Molinari Quartet presents the second of two concerts featuring the string quartets by celebrated American minimalist composer Philip Glass.

    25/10/2020 @ 13:0014:30
  • Intimate concert : Music from Poland

    With this concert, the Molinari Quartet pays tribute to three of the most important Polish composers of the 20th century, Lutoslawski, Penderecki and Górecki.

    04/10/2020 @ 19:3021:00