Thursday, March 21 – 6 PM: Round table and intimate concert (Petit-Outremont)

On Thursday, March 21, at 6 pm, the public is invited to an intimate concert featuring the young and talented flutist Nikki Arsenault (finalist of the CBC Radio Canada show Virtuose).

The evening will continue with a round table discussion in collaboration with the University Women’s Club of Montreal and the participants from Les Olympes de la Parole. Following the theme of the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the event will be hosted by the festival’s honorary ambassador, the Honorable Anne-Marie Trahan. With the participation of Sylvie Schirm, Dr. Gaëlle Vekemans and Valérie Gauthier, the round table discussion will in particular focus on the development of young girls in stressful environments, the impact of the law, as well as reaffirming the therapeutic effects of music. The event will be followed by a networking reception with the presence of the invited speakers.


Friday, March 22 – 8 PM: Grand Concert (Théâtre Outremont)

Yves Duteil (1949 – …)

« Pour les enfants du monde entier »

George Gershwin (1898 –1937)

Rhapsody in Blue (arrangement pour piano quatre mains)

Joaquín Turina (1882-1949)

Danza de la seduccíon


Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)

Danse rituelle du feu (El amor brujo – 1915) et

Danse du meunier (Le Tricorne – 1917)


 Lori Antounian (1986 – …)

Altissimus pour orchestre de chambre

Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978)

Masquarade Suite pour orchestre de chambre (arrangement de Nayiri Piloyan)

« Valse » et « Nocturne ».

Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)

Danse espagnole no 1 (La vida breve – 1913)

Barbara Croall (1966-…)

Gaagge paswewe (Forever it echoes, 2018-2019),

Concerto pour piano, pipigwan et cordes




Thursday, March 22 – 6 PM: Round table and intimate concert (Petit-Outremont)

-Round table: women from diverse origins with inspiring life experiences will discuss mental health. Moderator: Anne-Marie Trahan, ambassador of the Festival

-Choreographic concert under the theme of mental health with artists Jane Mappin and Daniel Firth

Friday, March 23
– 8 PM: Grand Concert (Théâtre Outremont)

Natalie Choquette (soprano)

Katarzyna Musial (piano)

– Gioachino Rossini : Largo al factotum excerpt (Il Barbiere di Siviglia)

– Leonard Bernstein : Glitter and be Gay (Candide)

– Vincenzo Bellini : Casta Diva (Norma)

– Giuseppe Verdi : Merce dilette amiche (I Vespri Siciliani)

– George Gershwin : My Man’s Gone Now (Porgy and Bess)

– Georges Bizet : Près des remparts de Séville (Carmen)

– Agustín Lara : Granada


Barbara Croall (pipigwan – flute)

 - Barbara Croall : Awasaakwaa, Binesiwag miinawaa, Lullaby


Jane Mappin (choreograph / dancer)

Daniel Firth (dancer)

 - Erich Kory : Ils m’ont dit


Katarzyna Musial (piano)

– Ignacy Jan Paderewski : Minuet in G major op.14 no 1

– Isaac Albeniz : Sevilla

– Manuel de Falla : Danza del Fuego (Ritual Fire Dance)





Thursday, March  23, 2017 – 6PM: Petit Outremont

Cocktail/round table and intimate concert
With panelists
– Chantal Lambert (Director of the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal)
– Louise Gareau – Des  Bois (author and librettist of the opera Maisonneuve et Mance)
– Mary-Elizabeth Brown (Concertmaster of the McGill Chamber Orchestra and the Sinfonia Toronto)
– Lynda Lalande (industrial insurance specialist)
– Jordanna Peroff (current member of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League)

Concert (8PM)

Annie Labrie (guitar solo)
-Roland Dyens (1955-2016) : Tango en Skaï
- Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909) : Ricuerdos de la Alhambra
- Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909) : Asturia

Mary-Elizabeth Brown (violin solo)
- J. S. Bach (1685-1759) : Chaconne
-Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969) : Polish Caprice


Friday, March 24, 2017 – 8PM: Théâtre Outremont

Duo Similia
- Ravi Shankar (born in 1956) : L’Aube enchantée
- Pablo de Sarasate : Carmen Fantasy (arr. Annie Labrie)

Mary-Elizabeth Brown (violin) et Katarzyna Musial (piano)
– Jocelyn Morlock (born in 1969) : Dervish
– Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908) : Habanera
– Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969) : Oberek
- Lili Boulanger (1893-1918) : Nocturne

Katarzyna Musial (piano)
– Enrique Granados (1876-1916) : Andaluza
– Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909) : Seguidillas
– Manuel de Falla (1876-1946) : Danza del Molinero

Opéra Maisonneuve et Mance (excerpts)
Libretto : Louise Gareau-Des Bois
Music : Aleksey Shegolev
Rose Naggar-Tremblay: Jeanne Mance
- Arias “O Langres” “Ave Maria” (Jeanne Mance)
– Final chorus
* With the participation of mezzo-soprano Caroline Gélinas, member of the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal. as well as 4 other members of the Atelier.*

Choir Les Voix D’Elles, dir. Mariane Patenaude
- Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847)
Voyage en mer
Les oiseaux voyageurs
- Monique Andrée “Barbara” Serf (1930 – 1997)
Une petite cantate: “Dis, quand reviendras-tu?”



March 2016

Vania Angelova Concertino for Piano and Strings
Samuel Barber Adagio for Strings
Alberto Ginastera Argentinian danzas op.2
Marie-Claire Saindon Sphères
Emmanuel Séjourné Concerto for Marimba and Strings
Antonio Vivaldi Four Seasons – (excerpts)
and others…