Segal colours the season with rock, opera, jazz and blues
Whether your musical preferences include chamber music, opera or jazz, there is something to look forward to at the Segal over the holidays.
As part of the free lecture series from the Opera de Montréal, Place à l’Opéra is presented by the Segal Centre and the Grande Bibliothèque. On February 1, musicologist Pierre Vachon will show what goes into preparing a major opera production. The lecture, A Visit to the Opera, will be enhanced by a 20-minute DVD offering a glimpse of what a Barber of Seville audience never saw.
Guests include Pierre Dufour, general and production director, and Michel Beaulac, artistic director. The talk begins at 7:30 pm. Free, but registration is required.
Sunday, January 30 at 2:30 pm, the prestigious chamber music ensemble Musica Camerata presents their second concert at the Segal. Renowned for their daring exploration of new or rarely heard music, they will interpret works by Czech composers Franz Krommer, Antonin Dvorak and Josef Suk. The program includes Krommer’s Quartet for Oboe and Strings, Bagatelles by Dvorak scored for accordion, two violins and cello, and Josef Suk’s Quintet in G Minor for Piano and Strings. $20-$30.
That same evening at 8pm, the Power Jazz Series brings you the Dawn Tyler Watson Project. Watson’s signature vocal style evokes blues, jazz, folk and rock’n’roll. $12-$25. In a second concert presented February 1 as part of the CBC Radio 2: Routes Montreal series, Watson and vocalist Paul Deslauriers perform with Jordan Officer. Described as a “master of sonic space,” this extraordinary musician incorporates blues, jazz and country into his unique musical language. The show begins at 7:30 pm. $12-$25.
All concerts take place at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts, 5170 Côte Ste. Catherine. 514-539-7944