Correspondances, an outstanding baroque ensemble of singers and musicians from France, performed at the Palais Montcalm on May 2 as part of the Club Musical de Québec’s 2021-2022 season.
The 131-year-old Club Musical de Québec, founded in 1891 as the Ladies Morning Musical Club, recently launched the program for its 2022-2023 season that promises a breath of fresh air by opening a window on the world with musicians from Armenia, France, Italy and the United States.
More than 50 exceptional musicians will converge on Quebec City starting in October. All performances take place at the Palais Montcalm. Season tickets or tickets to individual concerts are now available at clubmusicaldequebec.com.
Here’s a brief outline of what to expect:
- Oct. 3: The Emerson String Quartet, recognized as one of the world’s premier chamber music ensembles for over 40 decades, presents a program by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Webern and Ravel.
- Nov. 12: Concert by Armenian-American pianist Sergei Babayan (details of his program are yet to be confirmed).
- Jan. 30: Eden, with American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and Il Pomo d’Oro ensemble, present an amazing program of music from Copeland to Mahler, to Handel and many more.
- March 14: Ensemble Jupiter, from Paris, presents a musical and vocal program entirely dedicated to Vivaldi featuring Franco- Italian mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre.
- March 28: French Cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras and Alexandre Tharaud present a program of music by
composers Marais, Schubert and Poulenc.
- April 23: French pianist Philippe Cassard, violinist David Grimal and cellist Anne Gastinel present a program of music by Beethoven, Brahms and Ravel.