Happy Hour Concert
Junctions: A Canadian Vibe

Jeunesses Musicales Canada invites music lovers to its first Happy Hour Concert of the season

Jeunesses Musicales Canada (JMC) invites music lovers to its Happy Hour Concerts, an opportunity to relax, sip a glass of wine after work and hear the best emerging artists in the classical world. 

Starting at 6:15 p.m., JMC partner RéZin will offer a selection of wines. Then, at 7 p.m., the audience is in for a little over an hour of music, including commentary by the artists, in an intimate venue with impeccable acoustics. Don’t miss this special occasion, taking place at Joseph Rouleau Hall, located at 305 Mont-Royal Avenue East, in Montréal, just a few steps from the Mont-Royal metro station.

Road Trip! will run between September 2019 and May 2020, and will offer close to forty performances, taking place across 10 provinces and territories

In 2018, violinist Amy Hillis and pianist Meagan Milatz – also known as meagan&amy – were selected for a pan-Canadian tour offered by Debut Atlantic, Jeunesses Musicales Canada and Prairie Debut in 2019-2020.

Road Trip! will run between September 2019 and May 2020, and will offer close to forty performances, taking place across 10 provinces and territories. It also celebrates two important anniversaries: Jeunesses Musicales Canada’s 70th, and Debut Atlantic’s 40th.

JMC - Jeunesses Musicales Canada - Jonctions : une sensibilité canadienne, 3 octobre 2019 - Amy Hillis, violon & Meagan Milatz, piano


Junctions: A Canadian Vibe, October 3, 2019
• Amy Hillis, violin
• Meagan Milatz, piano
In their search for a musical identity that embraces all of Canada, the duo meagan&amy reveal the connections between Canadian music and music from the great European tradition, particularly through the works of André Mathieu, David L. McIntyre, and Claude Debussy, among others. This is an opportunity to discover a shared musical heritage that, while rooted in European music, has evolved its own distinct Canadian qualities.


Body and Soul, November 28, 2019
• Teo Georghiu, piano

A child prodigy turned citizen of the world, cyclist, and accomplished pianist, Teo Gheorghiu offers performances that are highly personal. Evocative works by Debussy, Ravel, Albéniz, Granados, Enescu, and Mussorgsky blend with his own story and memories of French and Spanish landscapes. Follow Teo during a tour that will also include some cycling, as he pedals from city to city and from piece to piece.

Resonances, December 12, 2019
• Krystina Marcoux, marimba
• Juan Sebastian Delgado, cello

The explosive energy of the marimba and the lyricism of the cello create an interesting and unusual combination that transcends musical eras and styles. From Bach to Radiohead to tango, the duo STICK&BOW contrast classical pieces with more recent ones in their performances to reveal how the great masters of yesterday laid the foundations for several current musical styles.

The Truth About Love, February 6, 2020
• Alexandra Smither, soprano
• Rachael Kerr, piano

One is married, the other is resolutely single. Two musicians and friends explore all the facets of love in a fun and uninhibited musical conversation. From Schubert to Britten and from love to heartache, soprano Alexandra Smither and pianist Rachael Kerr combine personal anecdotes with pieces for voice and piano in their quest to demystify true love.

Peace, March 26, 2020
• Anna-Sophie Neher, soprano
• Carl-Matthieu Neher, piano

Driven by a desire to relay a social message that goes beyond notes, this brother and sister duo present a collection of luminous pieces written in a spirit of peace. The repertoire will consist of music by Francis Poulenc, Ilse Weber, Walter Kent, and others, creating a unifying concert that, with a little hope, will inspire everyone to build a better world.

Images : Courtesy of Jeunesses Musicales Canada

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Jeunesses Musicales Canada (JMC) is a talent incubator that boosts the careers of the best emerging artists, while helping to bring classical music to audiences of all ages. Today, JMC seasons include over 1,200 musical activities presented across Canada, ranging from high-calibre concerts to exciting musical activities for young audiences.


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