Art / Culture Calendar
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Vernissage: January 15 from 6 pm to 8 pm. Open to everyone.
Art Gallery Club: January 21 from 2 pm to 3 pm. Drop in for a casual discussion over a cup of tea about the exhibition.
Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.
More information at 514 989-5265.
Image: courtesy of the City of Westmount
On Wednesday, January 22 at 7 pm in Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, Projet iso presents Toward the Sea, a program that brings together the oeuvres of Canadian, Australian and Japanese composers inspired by Indonesian music.
Projet iso is a chamber music collective that focuses on unconventional works and aims to highlight oeuvres by Canadian composers. In collaboration with the Conseil des arts de Montréal en tournée.
Free tickets available at Victoria Hall, the Westmount Public Library and on Eventbrite.ca
More information at 514 989-5226.
Image: courtesy of Projet iso
On Saturday, January 25 at 7:30 pm, Westmount Park United Church, 4695 de Maisonneuve W, presents English Wit, classical music performed by Montreal Music Collective.
An evening of witty classical music by composers: Johann Sebastian Bach’s, Bach Chaconne; Franz Joseph Haydn, Haydn Op. 77 No 1; Paul Wiancko’s American Haiku and Elizabeth Maconchy’s String Quartet No. 3 (1938). Performed by: Adam Jeffreys, violin; Kiarra Saito-Beckman, violin; Emily Rekrut-Pressey, viola and Leah Plave, cello. Proceeds go to Westmount Park United Church.
Tickets on Eventbrite: Adults $30, Seniors: $20, Students: $10
At the Door: $35
Image: courtesy of Westmount Park United Church
On Sunday, February 2 from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke W, the Bloomsday Festival will be celebrating James Joyce’s 138th birthday with a party. Enjoy readings, storytelling, and hobnobbing with other lovers of literary and Irish culture. Refreshments will be served including cake and cookies!
The event is free and open to the public. Please join in and bring your friends!
On Friday, February 7 at 7:30 pm at Westmount Park United Church, 4695 de Maisonneuve O, Théâtre Ouest End, the intergenerational women’s theatre collective, presents an evening of LOVE – readings eclectically and playfully interpreted by some of Montreal’s established and emerging writers and performers. Enjoy a glass of wine and a delightful evening of theatre in many forms along with a little bit of night music.
Admission is pay-what-you-think, and there will be snacks too!
For more information contact Laura Mitchell at 514-346-4695 or email@example.com
On Sunday, February 16 at 3 pm in Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, experience the glory and elegance of 19th century Vienna in this sumptuous afternoon of music by legendary composers Johann Strauss Jr. and Franz Lehár. The brilliant international soprano Aline Kutan joins the Orchestre classique de Montréal to perform some of the best known operetta arias.
Tickets: $10 to $35
Available online at orchestre.ca
More information at 514 989-5226.
Image: courtesy of Aline Kutan
BASED ON FAMILIAR TERRITORY
On Thursday, February 20 from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke W, the Westmount Historical Association presents, as part of its Winter 2020 Lecture Series, guest speaker MacKay Smith, author.
MacKay L. Smith, a native Westmounter, has self-published a series of four illustrated monographs about Montreal, each concentrating on a specific theme and containing a wealth of images. The books are Montreal’s Sherbrooke Street, Montreal’s Golden Square Mile, Memories and Profiles of McGill University, and Montreal’s Three Mountains. Next – Westmount’s Own Golden Square Mile in 2020-21.
Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Free for members and $5 for non-members.
Additional information at westmounthistorical.org
Sunday, March 8 at 2 pm at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, there will be a discussion on La voix humaine by Poulenc and L’Hiver attend beaucoup de moi by Jobidon & St-Onge.
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