After four and a half months without concerts, the Molinari Quartet is back on stage! With its new concert series entitled “Intimate concerts” performed at the Molinari Foundation, the Quartet can now reconnect with its public while respecting the government’s sanitary norms. The first programme of the series was held on Sunday August 2nd in front of an audience so excited to hear a live concert! To enable more people to hear the Quartet, the musicians gave three performances on the same day. The programme featured Samuel Barber’s Quartet op.11, Elegy by Dimitri Shostakovich and Maurice Ravel’s celebrated Quartet in F.
It is with great sadness, that the Molinari Quartet must put to a halt its 2019-2020 concert season. The COVID-19 pandemic has obliged our governments to take measures to secure the population, and therefore we must stay in confinement for the health and safety of all. We will announce in the upcoming weeks our 2020-2021 programming. We are looking forward to perform for you in the not too distant future. Lets spread music not the virus!
The Molinari Quartet’s latest CD, the complete string quartets by Polish composer Henryk Górecki was released on March 20. The minimalist music of Górecki is at times very soothing and at times full of vitality. This easy listening CD will accompany you in many activities. For example, the 56 minutes long Third Quartet is very suitable for meditating or teleworking. For your jogging or daily walk, how about the central section of the First Quartet or the 2nd and 4th movements of the Second Quartet You can purchase the CD on the ATMA Classic site or at your favourite CD shop on line. Also, listen to it on Spotify or Apple Music. Enjoy!
It is with regret that we must postpone our annuel benefit event which was to take place on May 5th.This pandemic has already dramatic effects on many musicians and artistic companies like ours who have their concerts and events cancelled or postponed. In these difficult times were we need as never before your support, we must cancel our benefit event to respect the government’s directives. Of course, we will accept any donations with much recognition and will produce an income taxe receipt for the 2020 fiscal year. Please send your donation to the Molinari Quartet, P.O. Box 56536, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H1W 3Z3. Thank you!
The Molinari Quartet is proud to collaborate with the renowned dance company Virginie Brunelle. The musicians will accompany seven dancers in the work Les corps avalés, Les corps avalés explores power relations, inequalities and social upheaval against a backdrop of resilience and hope. Mastering the delicate balance between expressiveness and vigorous physicality, Brunelle directs the dancers in a portrayal of a vulnerable humanity in search of gentleness and community. On stage, the Molinari Quartet delivers a radiant performance of selected pieces from the classical repertoire.