The Great Journey: From Ireland to Quebec
July 4, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Conservatoire de musique de Montréal: Concert Hall
For its third concert of the season, Concerts noncerto is thrilled to welcome extraordinary pianist Finghin Collins* from Ireland for this Transatlantic project. Finghin will be joined by violinist Isabella d'Éloize Perron, pianist Meagan Milatz, and cellist Cameron Crozman for a musical homage to the rich history between Quebec and Ireland.
A special feature of this concert will be "The Dunbrody Suite", a brand-new set of pieces for solo piano co-commissioned by Domaine Forget and the New Ross Festival in Ireland, composed by Irish composer Marian Ingoldsby and Quebecois composer François Vallières. These pieces tell the fascinating story of the Dunbrody Ship and its collaboration between Quebec and Ireland during the Great Famine.
*With the support of Culture Ireland
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About Concerts noncerto
Concerts noncerto’s purpose is to advance the public’s appreciation of the arts by providing:
outstanding performances of classical music orchestral, instrumental, voice and choral; dance and visual arts for the public,
interpretations and new compositions for public appreciation,
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Matthias Maute, Founding Artistic Director
Two time JUNO Award winning conductor, composer, recorder and flute soloist Matthias Maute has achieved an international reputation. In 2016 he was named artistic director of the Bach Society of Minnesota. Impressed by his artistic approach, The New York Times described the orchestra he conducts in Montreal, Ensemble Caprice, as being “an ensemble that encourages the listener to rehear the world.”
Maute’s recording of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos juxtaposed with Maute’s own arrangements of Preludes from Shostakovich's Op. 87 was hailed by The New Yorker’s Alex Ross as standing out “for its fleet, characterful approach” and “its fresh, vibrant colors”.
Matthias Maute’s compositions are published by Breitkopf & Härtel, Amadeus, Moeck and Carus. In 2014 and 2015, Maute’s 1st violin concerto was performed by soloist Mark Fewer with the St. John’s Symphony and with I Musici de Montréal. Forty-nine movements of Matthias Maute’s compositions are featured in 49 videos on noncerto.com.