Classical New England weekly sojourn to festivals all over New England stretches the boundaries of "New England" to include our neighbors to the north. Montreal is the cosmopolitan center of French-speaking Canada and home to a spectacular festival every spring.
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The Montreal Chamber Music Festival is held every May. While chamber music is the primary focus, there are also jazz and multi-media events as well.
Concerts are held at St. George's Anglican Church, an acoustically superb, Gothic structure in the heart of the city with a combination of grand surrounding and an intimacy ideal for chamber music.
Montreal, one of the most beautiful cities in North America, is approximately six hours from Boston. As one of Canada's major cities, there are lodging, dining, and additional attractions of all kinds and levels.
Music lovers may also consider a concert by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Long considered one of the world's great orchestras, it has come through a recent period of relative turmoil, emerging with Music Director Kent Nagano to again hold a place of prominence in the orchestral world. In September 2011 the orchestra moved into its long-awaited new concert hall.
|St. George's Church, Montreal (image courtesy Montreal Chamber Music Festival)|
The Montreal Chamber Music Festival was founded by Artistic Director and cellist Denis Brott, inspired by the example of his parents, Alexander and Lotte, and the "Concerts Under the Stars" they presented in the 1950's in Montreal.
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