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La Scena Musicale - Vol. 19, No. 1

Visual Arts & Dance

by Brigitte Objois / September 1, 2013

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The Montreal Fine Arts Museum
Chihuly’s show of spectacular works continues until October 20. Beginning October 12 and continuing until January 19, 2014, an original exhibition combines art and music: Splendore a Venezia, Art and Music from the Renaissance to Baroque in the Serenissima. This multidisciplinary exposition on the links between classical music and visual art in Venice from the beginning of the 16th to the end of the 18th century includes 120 paintings, prints, drawings and handwritten scores. Titian, Tintoretto, Guardi, Monteverdi, Albinoni, and Vivaldi are among the artists featured in the exhibit.
Guided visits and several lectures will allow the public to compare Venetian paintings and music. Some twenty concerts are also planned at Bourgie Hall, including some featuring Italian performers. Arion Baroque Orchestra has been lucky enough to invite both Enrico Onofri, solo violinist of the renowned Giardino Armonico (October 17-20) and Alfredo Bernardini, who is one of the greatest virtuosos of the baroque oboe (November 14-17).

Le mois de la photo à Montréal
This biennial event is back for its 13th edition September 5-October 5. This year’s programming is based around the theme Drone: The Automated Image. Twenty-five free exhibits are to be presented in fourteen locations in Montreal. The pre-launch gala is on September 3.

Musée Pointe-à-Callière
The Beatles in Montreal continues until March 30, 2014. For tea lovers, there is still time to admire the magnificent teapots on display at The Tea Roads, which ends September 29.

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
There’s still time to visit three current expositions: Eve Sussman and Rufus Corporation and Michel de Broin until September 8, and Music Video 2013 until September 22. The exhibit On Abstraction II ends on October 20. The MAC has just welcomed a new director, John Zeppetelli.

The show dedicated to Cory Arcangel continues until November 24. The New York artist gives a concert with D’Eon on September 26.

The fall season is full of rich and varied shows and events. ID Danse begins the season with A Melancholic Journal September 5-7. Danse Danse opens its 16th season with Salves by the Compagnie Maguy Marin September 26-28 and closes in May 2014 with Tragédie by the Compagnie Olivier Dubois, one of the best new groups at the Festival d’Avignon in 2012. At l’Agora de la danse, Virginie Brunelle’s Plomb begins September 12, and Prismes by Montréal Danse runs October 16-19. The Festival Quartiers Danses presents several shows, including indoor and outdoor shows as well as film screenings and expositions September 11-22. The MAI (Montreal Arts Interculturels) hosts Loops on September 19 and 20. The Segal Centre presents Tentacle Tribe September 21. Tangente is showing TikvahThemba September 26-29. George Stamos presents LikLik Pik October 2-4. Usine C is showing Running Sushi by Austrian Chris Haring October 8, 9 and 10. Finally, the Grands Ballets Canadiens performs a thoroughly modern Sleeping Beauty by choreographer Mats Ek, October 10-26.

Translation: Rebecca Anne Clark

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