Autumn Musical Encounters

November 13 and 14 2020

Exceptionally this year, the artistic residencies at the Centre des musiciens took place during the summer. The fourteen musicians of the 2020 cohort made the space resonates with sound and emerge of a long winter. The four premieres that you will discover on November 13 and 14 are like Autumn trees: full of life, contrasting colors and sublime beauties. Come bear witness to the creation of original works inspired by the traditions of the world! In this programme: discover innovative concerts at 10 $ and free workshops in an inspiring space …

Four premieres + Five free interactive workshops


Adama Daou’s «Et si on se parlait»

Friday Novembe 13, 6 pm, 10$

Adama Daou (balafon), Olivier Babaz (bass) et Gabriel Schwartz (pandeiro, saxophone, flute)

Trio «Les Arrivants»

Friday November 13, 8 pm, 10$

Amijai Shalev (bandoneon), Abdul Wahab Kayyali (oud) and Hamin Honari (daf)


Saturday November 14, 6 pm, 10$

Antoine Bustros (piano & project leader), Amir Amiri (santur), Reza Abaee (gheychak) et Maryse Legault (clarinet)

Ensemble Oraciónes

Saturday November 14, 8 pm, 10$

Lamia Yared (voice),  Didem Başar (kanun), Omar Abou-Afach (alto) and Olivier Bussières (percussions)

Interactive workshops

Saturday October 10 to November 14,  FREE
All welcomed interactive workshops to discover an instrument and a repertoire of the world in the church Saint-Enfant-Jésus-du-Mile-End specially set up for the occasion. Come and meet the Quebecois, Ashkenazi, Middle Eastern, Persian and Andean tradition bearers. Stay put! Registration will be available soon!
Please note: these workshops are free but the number of places is limited. By registration only.

Anachronistic folklore: Québécois music with baroque violin

Alexis Chartand (baroque bows)

Bessarabia, to the origins of Jewish music in Eastern Europe

Zilien Biret (clarinet) et Dan Druff (cymbalum)

Oud: an introduction

Abdul Wahab Kayyali (oud)

“Sieste musicale”

Kiya Tabassian (setar)

“Listen to the reed how it complains…”

Kianoush Khalilian (ney)

Andean musics

Federico Tarazona (charango, sikuri)