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La Scena Musicale Announces 5th Anniversary Readers' Choice Benefit Gala Programme

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La Scena Musicale Announces 5th Anniversary Readers' Choice Benefit Gala Programme

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Montreal—August 13 / La Scena Musicale is pleased to announce the programme of the 5th Anniversary Benefit Gala to be held on September 12, 2001, at the Centre Pierre-Péladeau in Montreal. The choice of the programme was a collaborative effort of the invited musicians and the readers of La Scena Musicale. In May 2001, six of the musicians provided lists of works they would like to perform. From these lists, 132 readers of La Scena Musicale and visitors to the website <> voted on the works they would most like to hear. And finally, as a surprise Editor’s Choice, the programme of the concert will contain several duets accompanied by the new baroque ensemble Theatre of Early Music, who will make their Montreal debut.

The participation of some of Canada’s leading musicians: Julian Armour (cellist), Denis Brott (cellist), Donna Brown (soprano), Stéphane Lemelin (pianist), Marie Nicole Lemieux (contralto), Yannick Nézet-Séguin (pianist), Nathalie Paulin (soprano), and Daniel Taylor (countertenor), make this the event to launch the classical music season in Montreal. At the concert, Stéphen Lemelin will collaborate with Donna Brown, Julian Armour and Denis Brott, Yannick Nézet-Séguin will make a rare appearance as accompanist to Marie-Nicole Lemieux and Nathalie Paulin, while Daniel Taylor will be accompanied by Lisa Godwin. The concert will feature a duet with Donna Brown and Daniel Taylor from the Pergolesi Stabat Mater; in addition, Marie-Nicole Lemieux will sing a duet with Daniel Taylor from Handel’s Giulio Cesare, as a preview of the production in which they will perform with the Canadian Opera Company in April 2002.

Tickets for the concert are $25, $50 with reception, and $15 for students, and can be ordered by calling (514) 948-2520. As a door prize, ticket holders have a chance to win one of 2 pairs of Blueroom speakers, courtesy of Media Etc. The Benefit Gala is co-produced by Chaîne culturelle de Radio-Canada, and will be broadcast on Radio-Concerts on September 17. Highlights of the concert will be rebroadcast on CBC Radio Two on Music from Montreal hosted by Kelly Rice on November 4, 2001.

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Concert Programme

About La Scena Musicale

La Scena Musicale Fundraising and Awareness Campaign

Messages of Support

About La Scena Musicale's 5 Years

Media Contact:
Hélène Cantin
(514) 426-1814

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Concert Sponsors

- Radio-Canada
- Hôtel XIXe siècle
- Payette & Simms
- Media Etc.


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