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Le comité d'honneur du 2e Gala-bénéfice

2nd Benefit Gala Honorary Committee

Président : E. Noël Spinelli, C.M.
Président du conseil d'administration
Groupe Spinelli

Françoise P. Chagnon, M.D., F.R.C.S.
Dept. of Otolaryngology,
Montreal General Hospital

Jacques Corriveau
Pluri Design

Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP

Bernard Labadie
L'Opéra de Montréal
Les Violons du Roy

Fernand Lindsay, C.M., C.Q., L.Ph., c.s.v.
Le Festival de Lanaudière

Don McLean
Dean, Faculty of Music, McGill University

Constance V. Pathy
Ladies' Morning Musical Club
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal

Jacques Payette
Payette & Simms, imprimeur

Joseph Rouleau, O.C., O.Q.
Président, Jeunesses Musicales du Canada

Joseph Silverstone

Yuli Turovsky
I Musici de Montréal


Organizing Committee

  • Yelka Acimovic
  • Wah Keung Chan
  • Dean Jobin-Bevans
  • Nikolas Landry
  • Mariam Pal
  • Phyllis Potts-Stewart
  • Gillian Pritchett
Press Release

August 21, 2003

2nd La Scene Musicale Benefit Gala

The readers of La Scena Musicale have made their choice! The programme of the 2nd La Scena Musicale Benefit Gala Concert at the Pollack Hall, September 17th, 2003 at 7.30 p.m. contains two songs by Sergei Rachmaninoff as well as popular operatic arias in three languages (Italian, French and German) including Puccini's "Nessun dorma." An editor's choice of three duets rounds out the programme. Our performers this year are John Mac Master (tenor), Annamaria Popescu (mezzo) and Mirela Tafaj (soprano) accompanied by pianist Michael McMahon.

Public's Choice Programme

John Mac Master, tenor

    1. Nessun dorma (Turandot, Puccini)

    2. Inutiles regrets (Les Troyens, Berlioz)

    3. Gott! welch’ Dunkel hier (Fidelio, Beethoven)

Annamaria Popescu, mezzo

    1. Amour, viens aider ma faiblesse.... (Samson et Dalila, Saint-Saëns)

    2. Ya jdu tebya / I'll wait for you / Je t'attends, Op.14, no. 1 (Rachmaninoff)

    3. Habanera (Carmen, Bizet)

    4. Pensa alla patria (L’Italiana in Algeri, Rossini)

Mirela Tafaj, soprano

    1. E Susanna non vien ...Dove sono i bei momenti (Le Nozze di Figaro - Mozart)

    2. È strano, è strano ...Sempre libera (La Traviata - Verdi)

    3. Vocalise Op. 34, no. 14 (Rachmaninoff)

Duets (Editor's Choice)

    Tenor/soprano: O suave fanciulla (La Bohème, Puccini)

    Tenor/Mezzo: Seguidilla (Carmen, Bizet)

2nd La Scene Musicale Benefit Gala

September 17, 2003 at 7:30 p.m.

Pollack Hall, McGill University, 555 Sherbrooke W., Montreal

• Tickets: $100 VIP (including post-concert reception and a $65 tax receipt) and $25

• Bring a Teen! concert

Info: (514) 948-2520 • McGill Box-Office: (514) 398-4547 (after Sept. 8th) http://gala2003.scena.org


La Scène Musicale / The Music Scene

A not for profit charity founded in 1996 by Wah Keung Chan who dreamed of making the world of classical music available to everyone. From a simple information sheet La Scène Musicale has developed a series of projects attracting public attention in both Canada and overseas.

These projects include two magazines (the bilingual, La Scena Musicale, published 10 times a year, with a free distribution of over 42,000 copies mainly in the Montreal, Quebec City, and Ottawa-Hull and The Music Scene, an English language magazine with a free distribution of 42, 000 copies in Toronto and Southern Ontario, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver); an internationally recognized web site, La Scena Musicale Online (www.scena.org); an annual Student Writing Contest recognizing papers on classical music (in French and in English) and the innovative Bring a Teen program whereby selected performing arts groups permit the issue of a free ticket for an adolescent if accompanied by an adult paying the regular price.

La Scène Musicale depends heavily on the generosity of its corporate supporters, its modestly paid staff and team of volunteers. The cornerstone of our 2004 fund raising campaign is this benefit concert which has added importance given the Canada Magazine Fund has announced cuts of $30,000 from our funding.


For more information please contact : Gillian Pritchett, Director of Marketing and Funding at 514-948-0509 or by e-mail : gillian@scena.org

(c) La Scena Musicale 2002