Fri Jan 15 19:30

Pallade Musica

PRE-PONED! We are thrilled to announce we will be partnering with Salle Bourgie (Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal) to present the Pallade Musica concert this Friday, January 15 at 7:30pm. The concert will be available to view for 48 hours following the live premiere (until Sunday, January 17 at 9:30pm).

Montreal’s virtuoso baroque quartet expands, including voice, to explore Bach, Buxtehude, Weckmann, Schütz and themes of the pandemic.

Pallade Musica

Tanya LaPerrière, baroque violin
Elinor Frey, viol, continuo
Esteban La Rotta, theorbo
Mélisande McNabney, organ, harpsichord

With guests

Alexander Read, violin
Mélisande Corriveau, viol
Margaret Little, viol
Andréanne Brisson-Paquin, soprano
Alexander Dobson, bass


Weckmann: Wie liegt die Stadt so wüste

Weckmann: Kommet her zu mir alle, die ihr mühselig und bellmen seid

Weckmann: Sonata à 3 No. 10 in G major

Schütz: Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott, SWV 447

Weckmann: Toccata en ré mineur

Bach: Selig ist der Mann, BWV 57: VII. Aria (soprano): Ich ende / Behende / Mein irdisches Leben

Bach: Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, BWV 21: VIII. Aria (Duet, Soprano, Bass): Komm, mein Jesu, und erquicke; Ja, ich komme und erquicke

Bach: Magnificat in E-flat major, BWV 243a: IX. Aria: Esurientes; Virga Jesse

Buxtehude: Trio Sonata, Op. 1, no. 1

Weckmann: Angelicus coeli corus

This ensemble is made of young, dynamic Montreal musicians who each have a rich musical life on their own outside of Pallade Musica, too. What I love about this particular program is that it shows how relevant an old narrative can be even for today’s world. One of these scores includes instructions for singers to distance for safety! This is not the first time humans have wrestled with a pandemic, nor is it the first time we’ve turned to music for expression and solace.

– Carissa Klopoushak
Interim Artistic Director

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