Concert du 23 mai de la SMCV‏ / VCMS Concert – May 23

Société de musique classique de Verdun
directeur artistique: Roland Graham
présente

Musique pour Orchestre à cordes
sous la direction de Dina Gilbert
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Divertimento en ré majeur

Jean-Sébastien Bach
Concerto en ré mineur pour piano et orchestre, BWV 1052

(soliste: Roland Graham, piano)

Béla Bartók
Danses folkloriques roumaines pour orchestre à cordes

Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovski
Sérénade pour cordes en do majeur, Op. 48


Dimanche 23 mai, 19hr30
Église Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs
4155, Wellington, Verdun, métro De l’Église
Billets: 12$ (Gratuit pour les enfants de moins de 8 ans)

Springtime Music for String Orchestra

Directed by Dina Gilbert
Roland Graham, piano
Mozart – Divertimento in D Major, KV 136
J. S. Bach – Piano Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052
Bartók – Rumanian Folk Dances for Strings
Tchaïkovski – Serenade for strings in C Major, Op. 48
Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs Church
Sunday, May 23, 7:30pm$12 – general admission (children under 8 free)

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New season / Nouvelle saison

Dear friends of music, Verdun, and friends of mine,

I’m writing to invite you to an exciting concert of orchestral music to be given in just under two weeks time, on May 23rd, at 7:30 pm at Église Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs in the heart of downtown Verdun.

This concert, presented by the Verdun Classical Music Society, will feature a 20-piece string orchestra with works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Bartok, as well at the famous Piano Concerto in D Minor by J.S. Bach, under the direction of Ms. Dina Gilbert.

The highly talented group performers presenting this concert are all gifted young professionals from around Montreal who have enthusiastically embraced our mission to bring the fine arts to this community. The repertoire has been well chosen to both entertain and touch our spirits – children, families, and adults should all enjoy this concert equally!

Tickets are on sale for $12 at the Librairie de Verdun (4150 Wellington St), the office of NDSD, and will be available at the door on the evening of the concert. Children under the age 8 may enter for free. Proceeds will be contributed to the heritage and cultural project for the restoration of NDSD.

If you can’t make it, consider buying tickets for a friend, a struggling student, or just to help our cause! Feel free to print our poster and post it on your fridge or cubicle wall!

Hope to see you there!

Roland Graham

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Chers mélomanes, résidents de Verdun, et amis,
J’ai l’honneur de vous inviter à un fabuleux concert de musique pour orchestre, dans deux semaines, le 23 mai à 19h30, à l’église Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs (NDSD), ici au coeur de Verdun.

Ce concert, présenté par la société de musique classique de Verdun, présentera des œuvres de Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Bartok ainsi que le superbe concerto pour piano en ré mineur de J.S. Bach, le tout sera sous la direction de Maestra Dina Gilbert!

L’orchestre est composé d’une vingtaine de musiciens professionnels qui partagent une passion pour la musique orchestrale et veulent la communiquer au plus large public possible. Le répertoire a été choisi pour ravir les esprits et les cœurs. Enfants, néophytes et connaisseurs apprécieront également ce concert.

Les billets sont en vente au prix de 12$ à la Librairie de Verdun (4150 rue Wellington), au bureau du presbytère de l’église NDSD, et seront également disponibles à la porte le soir du concert. Les enfants agés de moins de 8 ans entrent gratuitement. Les profits de l’événement iront au fond pour l’église NDSD.

Offrez-vous un dimanche soir musical hors du commun et parlez-en autour de vous. La musique est superbe et l’église est magnifique. Nous vous garantissons une soirée mémorable.

Merci beaucoup!

Roland Graham

Season’s finale ;-) this Saturday

This is just a friendly reminder. VCMS/SMCV*’s last concert of this season:

Église Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs Church

19 December 2009 at 7:30 pm

Christmas Piano Recital
Maria Sourjko, piano,
Nutcracker Suite – Tchaikovsky/Pletnev
Études tableaux – Rachmaninoff

* Verdun Classical Music Series / Serie de musique classique de Verdun

Thank you!

I would like to thank each and every one for attending our yesterday’s recital and making it such a success.

Your continued support is especially valuable and reassuring for us given the recent difficulties our program has had.

I would like to thank our regular listeners and also welcome many new friends who were in the audience last night.

Thank you for your patronage and generosity. Please don’t forget that our next concert will take place in two weeks, on Saturday, 19 December 2009.

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And, of course, a very special thank you goes to our musicians. Elizabeth and Jonathan, thank you for this memorable performance! Hope to see you again in our series!

Program for today’s concert (6 Dec 2009)

Today’s concert is a piano recital shared by two fantastic young pianists.

Jonathan Tsay, of Texas (USA), who was originally booked to play this weekend, will play the epic Sonata for the Piano (B minor) by Franz Liszt.

He will be sharing his program with Elizabeth Schumann, who will compliment the Liszt with a selection of masterpieces by Frederick Chopin, including the Third Piano Sonata, the Polonaise Op. 42, and a selection of several concert Études.

This will be a rare tour de force presentation of romantic piano repertoire, and as always, it will be offered free! Please come out and enjoy this very special occasion.

Doors open at 7pm.

19 Dec 2009: Family friendly event, Christmas piano recital

We are happy to announce our program’s next planned concert:

Saturday Dec. 19th, 7:30 pm
Christmas Piano Recital
Maria Sourjko, piano,
Nutcracker Suite – Tchaikovsky/Pletnev
Études tableaux – Rachmaninoff

Please note that admission to our concerts is still free but your donations are always appreciated. The program organisers are volunteers, the money goes to our talented performers.

6 Dec 2009: Next concert – Chopin & Liszt, Sonatas

Sonatas by/par Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt

Who/Qui: Jonathan Tsay & Elizabeth Schumann

When/Quand: Dimanche, le 6 décembre, 19h30 / Sunday, 6 December 2009, 7:30pm

Where/Où: Église Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs Church

4155, rue Wellington, Verdun, Québec, H4G 1V8

6 Dec 2009