Thomas Fehlmann and Substance & Vainqueur join the Montreal Symphony Orchestra for a one-of-a-kind evening of contrasts

September 09, 2010

MUTEK is proud to collaborate with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (OSM) to inaugurate a new series conceived by KENT NAGANO, "LES CONCERTS OSM ÉCLATÉS," devoted to exploring new, ear-opening concepts in nontraditional ways and nonconventional venues. The first concert will be presented by Molson M in artistic partnership with MUTEK in a location  that holds a prominent place in the history of Montreal, the Molson Coors brewery.

KENT NAGANO, who since his arrival in Montreal has been interested in the city's historical structures, had the idea of matching up the universes of orchestral music and the industrial world. In this spirit, not only will the OSM leave the concert-hall circuit but it will be joining its forces to the talents of practitioners of electronic music. A first-time-ever encounter, this evening of contrasts promises to be memorable.

Presented one night only, the event sees the OSM and KENT NAGANO perform two works whose pairing is original and surprising: "Messagesquisse", a contemporary work for seven cellos by PIERRE BOULEZ, and GUSTAV MAHLER's Symphony No. 1 ("Titan"). THOMAS FEHLMANN will then be accompanied by several OSM musicians, to perform an original variation on Mahler's same Symphony. Closing his performance with a solo set, FEHLMANN will be followed by Berlin's SUBSTANCE & VAINQUEUR, who will present their "Scion Versions live". Locals BAILLAT CARDELL & FILS, long-time MUTEK collaborators, will accompany the electronic portion of the evening.

This event is expected to sell out, so be sure to get your tickets in advance!

Saturday October 16, 2010
The Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Molson M and MUTEK present:
KENT NAGANO, conductor
BAILLAT CARDELL & FILS, videographers
Time: Doors open at 9:30pm, show starts at 10pm sharp. Latecomers will only be admitted at certain moments (eg between movements or after the orchestral portion of the evening) so be sure to arrive on time!
Venue: Molson Coors Brewery, 1555 Notre-Dame E.
Tickets: $25 + tx & s.c., available through the OSM box office or online. Includes two Molson M beers.
Transportation: Free shuttle service from Papineau metro station between 21h - 22h15 and return between 23h15 - 24h30 (to coincide with the closing of the metro, but note that the show will continue until 3am).
Links: event facebook page


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