Learn more about the Free Concert Series performances in November

  • Week of November 7

    Tues. November 8, 2016
    12 – 1 p.m.
    Magali Simard-Galdès, soprano
    Olivier Hébert-Bouchard, piano

    Voices of Women
    Soprano Magali Simard-Galdès and pianist Olivier Hébert-Bouchard present a concert featuring the works of female composers, pioneers of the modern recital that were acknowledged yet largely overlooked, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, and Alma Mahler. Punctuated by anecdotes on the lives, loves and losses of these women who made invaluable contributions to composition and the vocal repertoire, this performance unites their passion for the voice.

    Wed. November 9, 2016
    5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
    Adi Braun Trio

    Adi Braun Sings Sinatra
    Canadian jazz songstress Adi Braun shares her signature sophisticated style and subtle delivery in a program dedicated to one of the greatest singers of the 20th century, Frank Sinatra. Joined by her phenomenal trio, Adi plays Chair(wo)man of the Board for an intimate hour of some of Sinatra's most beloved hits.

    Thurs. November 10, 2016
    12 – 1 p.m.
    Against the Grain Theatre
    Joel Ivany, director
    Miriam Khalil, soprano
    AtG Orchestra

    Against the Grain Theatre returns with their new presentation of Argentinean Osvaldo Golijov's celebrated song cycle, Ayre. Canadian soprano Miriam Khalil and a cohort of 11 instrumentalists unleash the lush fusion of Arabic, Hebrew, Sardinian, and Sephardic folk melodies and texts. A thrill to experience, Ayre is a brilliant example of 21st century cultural counterpoint.

  • Week of November 14

    Tues. November 15, 2016
    12 – 1 p.m.
    Ineke Vandoorn & Marc van Vugt

    From the Inside Out
    Dutch jazz duo Ineke Vandoorn and Marc van Vugt bring their jazz quintet to Toronto as part of their Canadian tour. Vandoorn and van Vugt explore the boundaries of both improvisation and lyrical songs, creating their own world with their funky arrangements and modern music. Full of rich harmonies and haunting melodies, theirs is an original amalgamation of a variety of musical expressions.

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    Wed. November 16, 2016
    12 – 1 p.m.
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    Yvonne Ng, choreographer

    In Search of the Holy Chop Suey/Zhong Xin
    Where does identity reside? Choreographer Yvonne Ng investigates with two haunting works—a solo, In Search of the Holy Chop Suey, and Zhong Xin, with performers Mairéad Filgate, Luke Garwood and Irvin Chow.

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  • Week of November 21

    Tues. November 22, 2016
    12 – 1 p.m.
    McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble
    Guillaume Bourgogne, artistic director

    Extended Apocalypsis
    In celebration of McGill University’s Digital Composition Studio, the Schulich School of Music's McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble presents a program of innovative works composed in the last decade: Frank Bedrossian's Division, Sean Ferguson's Project miroirs, and Philippe Leroux's Extended Apocalypsis. Led by conductor Guillaume Bourgogne, this program will feature many current student and alumni soloists.

  • Week of November 28

    Tues. November 29, 2016
    12 – 1 p.m.
    Joshua Peters, violin
    Philip Chiu, piano

    Golden Violin
    Winner of the Schulich School of Music of McGill University's 2015/2016 Golden Violin Award, violinist Joshua Peters unites with pianist Philip Chiu in a program of virtuoso masterworks for violin and piano.

    Wed. November 30, 2016
    5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
    McGill Jazz Sextet
    Jean-Michel Pilc, leader

    Montreal Jam
    Artists from the Schulich School of Music's jazz program present a toe-tappin' concert of jazz hits and original compositions. Led by Professor Jean-Michel Pilc on piano, this young group is comprised of Claire Devlin on sax, Matt Schultz on guitar, Ethan Cohn on bass, Éric Maillet on drums, and Renée Yoxon on vocals.

    Thurs. December 1, 2016
    12 – 1 p.m.
    Chelsea Rus, soprano
    Marie-Ève Scarfone, piano

    Wirth Vocal Prize
    Canadian soprano Chelsea Rus showcases the beauty of the soprano voice with a program that won her the inaugural Wirth Vocal Prize at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. She is joined at the piano by Marie-Ève Scarfone.