Art / Culture Calendar
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Vernissage: Wednesday, September 4, from 6 pm to 8 pm.
Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.
ART GALLERY CLUB
On Tuesday, September 10 from 2 pm to 3 pm, drop in to the Gallery for a casual discussion about Maxine Cuttler’s solo exhibition over a cup of tea. Free. No ticket required.
More information at 514 989-5265.
Image: courtesy of the City of Westmount
On Saturday, September 14 at 2 pm, M.S.O.P.A. (Josa Maule’s School of Performing Arts) will be holding an open house, where children, teens and adults can participate in free trial acting workshops, ask questions, and meet with the staff.
Free and open to all.
For more information, contact Josa Maule at 514 483-5526 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Image: courtesy of M.S.O.P.A.
Sunday, September 15 at 2 pm at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, there will be a discussion on Eugene Onegin by Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovsky. Opéra de Montreal offers a stimulating exploration of each opera of the season, featuring singers and guests. Plot, music, voices, cultural context, composer – everything you ever wanted to know! Hosted by musicologist Pierre Vachon, PhD.
Presented (in English) by L’Opéra de Montréal.
Free event. For more information and to register go to operademontreal.com
JOAN ROTHMAN: SUPPORTING PROTESTANT PUBLIC SCHOOLS
On Thursday, September 19 from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke W, the Westmount Historical Association presents, as part of its Fall 2019 Lecture Series, guest speaker Claire Holden Rothman, author.
Claire Holden Rothman will talk to us about her mother Joan Rothman’s life and accomplishments. Joan Rothman pushed for the first French immersion programme in Quebec and went on to serve as a school commissioner for decades in the Protestant school board, as well as sitting as a member of Westmount City Council.
Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Free for members and $5 for non-members.
Additional information at westmounthistorical.org
On Saturday, September 21 at 7:30 pm at Westmount Park United Church, 4695 de Maisonneuve W, there will be a concert honouring International Peace Day. Celebrate peace and fellowship by enjoying magnificently crafted stained glass windows by Charles William Kelsey while listening to works by Saint-Saëns, Janáček, Bosmans, and Schoenfield, performed by the Montreal Music Collective trio, featuring pianist Tony Wong, violinist Adam Jeffreys, and cellist Leah Plave. During intermission refreshments will be served.
Tickets: $25 for adults; $15 for seniors and students; $35 at the door, cash only!
All proceeds go to Westmount Park United Church.
Purchase tickets at Eventbrite.ca
Image: courtesy of Westmount Park United Church
CONTEST – Win one of 5 pairs of tickets for the Perfection polyphonique concert at Saint-Léon Church in Westmount
The Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, an ensemble well-known to Westmounters, is launching its 45th year anniversary season at Saint-Léon Church in Westmount, 4311 de Maisonneuve W., with a concert featuring an assortment of sparkling jewels of a cappella vocal polyphony.
On Sunday, September 29, at 3 pm, the Studio’s choir, conducted by Andrew McAnerney, renowned for their excellent performances, will feature works by the great masters of polyphonic style: Josquin des Prés, Palestrina, Lassus, Victoria and Lotti.
To close this exceptional concert, a moving work by Scotland’s greatest living composer, James MacMillan. It is sure to be a perfect polyphony concert.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit smamontreal.ca
CONTEST – Subscribe to WestmountMag.ca’s newsletter before midnight, September 27 and you could win one of 5 pairs of tickets to Perfection polyphonique. If you are already a subscriber and would like to participate in the contest, send us your contact information (name, address, telephone) at email@example.com. Good luck to all!