The musts according to Matthias Maute
Matthias Maute

Composer, Conductor and Artistic Director
Ensemble Caprice

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Robert Lepage at TOHU

2345, rue Jarry Est

Robert Lepage is a monument of Quebec culture who has earned himself an international reputation. For some reason or another, I have never managed to see one of his theatre productions. But this time, I’ll be there, when two shows from the tetralogy “Jeux de cartes,”  performed by Ex Machina, are presented in January and February 2014: Jeux de cartes : Pique and Jeux de cartes : Cœur. This is also the first time for one of Robert Lepage’s productions to take place in TOHU’s theatre in the round.

Jeux de cartes : Cœur

Jeux de cartes : Pique

Source: La TOHU

Splendore a Venezia
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

From October 12 to January 19, 2014

1380, rue Sherbrooke Ouest

This interdisciplinary exhibition brings together some 120 paintings, works on paper and musical instruments accompanied by a soundscape enabling us to “hear” the pictures and “see” the music. What a delight to the senses, this stroll through a city in which the visual arts and music went hand-in-hand, all the more so as a number of the most famous painters were also excellent musicians. The Ensemble Caprice will perform an oratorio by Vivaldi in the Museum’s Bourgie Hall on January 18, a Montreal first, with a women’s choir and Baroque orchestra.

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Salle Bourgie

Graduale di San Domenico di Castello
Manuscript, parchment
56 x 39 cm
Venice, Fondazione Musei Civici, Biblioteca del Museo Correr
Inv. Ms. Cl. V 131
Photo Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, Museo Correr


Pointe-à-Callière Museum

350, Place Royale

The permanent exhibition on the founding of Montreal is one of my favourite places to visit. This presentation on the actual spot where the city was founded is very well designed and enables us literally to descend into the past by means of an underground path. It is full of archaeological remains and artefacts that take us through six centuries of history, from the time of Amerindian settlement through to the 20th century. Whether we’re looking at the vestiges of a 17th-century Catholic cemetery or a slideshow on the 19th-century port, there’s everything needed to bring history to life for us.

Musée Pointe-à-Callière

Photo: Caroline Bergeron


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