Enjoy music and brunch by the lake…

Every Sunday from July 3 to August 21 2022, CAMMAC’s Lucy Hall will host a variety of vocal and instrumental performances featuring an exciting lineup of internationally renowned artists. From classical to jazz, folk and world music, you’ll discover something new every week at the CAMMAC Music Centre.

Sunday Brunch has never sounded so good…

Make your Laurentian summer weekend even more enjoyable by treating yourself to CAMMAC’s famous all-you-can-eat brunch, while enjoying the spectacular views of Lake MacDonald from our dining room and deck.

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ONLINE: 

Spaces are limited so be sure to purchase your tickets online in advance.

A limited number of tickets may be available to purchase on the day of the concert, but to be sure to reserve your spot, we ask that you purchase your tickets online at least 3 days before the event.

ADULTS SENIORS & STUDENTS CHILDREN (12 AND UNDER)
CONCERT & BRUNCH $40.00 $30.00 $20.00
CONCERT ONLY $30.00 $25.00 $17.00

You can also purchase tickets by phone by calling Customer Service (Monday – Thursday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.): 819-687-3938 / 1-888-622-8755, ext. 25.
Please note that we are receiving an unusually high volume of calls at the moment, and call-back times are much longer than usual, so we ask that you purchase your tickets online by preference.

Please note that due to the evolving situation, mandatory mask-wearing has been re-instated at CAMMAC, including while seated during the concert. 

Additional tables have been added outdoors for the brunch.

IMPORTANT: Please do not come to CAMMAC if you have any symptoms of Covid-19. Anyone arriving with symptoms will not be admitted.

Sunday July 3, 2022 – 11 a.m.

Michael Bridge: The Virtuoso Accordionist

Michael Bridge is a 21st-century musical maverick, toppling popular expectations of what it is to be a professional accordionist. His concerts capture the energy and panache of stadium rock with the elegance and discipline of chamber music. Performing pieces in a variety of genres – Spanish Classical, Tangos, Piazzolla, Spanish Contemporary and Latin Jazz – Michael’s performance will make your world more bearable, beautiful and human – even if only for the length of a concert.

 

PROGRAM: El Acordeón Español

J.S. Bach (1685–1750): Prelude, Suite No. 1 for Solo Cello

Enrique Granados (1867–1916): Spanish Dance No. 5 “Andaluzia

Isaac Albeniz (1860–1909): Asturias

Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992): Ave Maria

Edson Zampronha (1963– ): Trazo (“Stroke”)

Michael Bridge (1993– ): Intoxicating

Hermeto Pascoal (1936– ): Chorinho Pra Ele

Egberto Gismonti (1947– ): Baiao Malandro

Henry Mancini (1924–1994): Moon River

Petri Makkonen (1967– ): Tango-Toccata

PAST EVENT

Sunday July 10, 2022 – 11 a.m.

Bennewitz String Quartet

Winners of the Classic Prague Award 2019 for the Best Chamber Music Performance of the Year, the Bennewitz Quartet is widely regarded as one of the world’s top international chamber ensembles, performing at major venues around the world, including Wigmore Hall in London, Musikverein in Vienna, The Frick Collection in New York, the Salzburger Festspiele and many more. Known for their inspiring and sometimes challenging choice of repertoire, the ensemble will be performing pieces by Mozart, Smetana and Schulhoff for the concert at CAMMAC.

“… the music was remarkable not just for its clarity of structure, but for the beautiful tonal palette and purity of intonation in its execution. Only very rarely does one experience such skillfully crafted and powerful harmonies… Great art.”

 

PROGRAM:

Mozart: String Quartet C major KV 157

Smetana: String Quartet no. 2 in d minor

Schulhoff: Five Pieces for String Quartet

Sunday July 17, 2022 – 11 a.m.

Les Boréades: Jouvence pour un Roi fatigué

Francis Colpron (Flûte à bec)
Olivier Brault (Violon)
Mélisande Corriveau (Viole de gambe)
Mark Edwards (Clavecin)

French Chamber Music from the early 18th Century: four members of acclaimed early music ensemble Les Boréades will perform works by Couperin, Marais, Hotteterre, Jacquet de la Guerre and Boismortier.

As well as being obsessed with his own glory, Louis XIV had three other passions: women, buildings, and music. During his seemingly interminable reign — it lasted almost 65 years — the first two passions faded; the first because of the spirit of devotion imposed on the court by Mme de Maintenon, his morganatic wife, the second because of the economic troubles afflicting the kingdom. Music, however, which he had studied in his youth, remained a consolation until his death. He liked his musicians, conversed freely with them, and chose them with care. Couperin wrote his Concerts royaux for Louis; Marais was his favourite gambist; and Élisabeth Jacquet enjoyed his continuing support ever since, as a child prodigy, she wrote her first compositions…

“Critics and audiences alike in Canada and abroad have been unanimous in hailing the group’s energy and spontaneity as well as its theatrical, expressive and elegant playing, indicative of a unique flair for Baroque aesthetics.”

PAST EVENT

Sunday July 24, 2022 – 11 a.m.

On a Celtic Theme: Music and Dance

Pierre Chartrand (Dance)
Alexis Chartrand (Trad fiddle)
Nicolas Babineau (Guitar)
Seán Dagher (Irish bouzouki and song)

Get ready for a toe-tapping hour of traditional music! Irish folk music meets Québecois “Trad” in an eclectic explosion of energetic rhythms.

*If you have already purchased tickets for the July 24th concert, you will receive a reimbursement in the upcoming days.

Sunday July 31, 2022 – 11 a.m.

Kate Wyatt Jazz Quartet 

Kate Wyatt (Piano)
Lex French (Trumpet)
Jim Doxas (Drums)
Adrian Vedady (Bass)

Montreal jazz pianist and composer Kate Wyatt has assembled an all-star ensemble of musicians – a quartet whose effortless chemistry fosters deep interaction and high intensity. Join them for a concert of original music from Kate’s latest release, Artifact, as well as some choice standards from the American Popular Songbook. Kate Wyatt is emerging as one of Montreal’s top tier jazz musicians. Kate has performed with Kenny Wheeler, Yannick Rieu, Christine Jensen, Itamar Borochov, Ranee Lee, Barry Elmes, Al McLean, Don Thompson, and the Orchestre national de jazz de Montreal (ONJ).

“Excellent pianist Kate Wyatt… could be one of the top artists of Montreal, Quebec, or even Canadian jazz.” – Alain Brunet, panm360.com

PAST EVENT

Sunday August 7, 2022 – 1 p.m.

Nicolas Ellis & Friends:
Antonín Dvořák: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81

Nicolas Ellis (Piano)
Julie Triquet (Violin 1)
Nathalie Camus (Violin 2)
Cynthia Blanchon (Viola)
David Ellis (Cello)

Exceptional musicians will perform Dvořák’s great romantic work, the Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Opus 81: Julie Triquet (violin), Nathalie Camus (violin), Cynthia Blanchon (viola) and David Ellis (cello) will join Nicolas Ellis, a popular young conductor, who will swap the baton for the piano for this dazzling performance.

A family story and CAMMAC story… This concert marks Nicolas’ return to CAMMAC. The son of Nathalie Camus and David Ellis, he was a regular at the Music Centre as a child.

PAST EVENT

Sunday August 14, 2022 – 11 a.m.

Mireille Asselin: From Classical to Cabaret

Mireille Asselin (Soprano)
Frédéric Lacroix (Piano)
Julian Armour (Violoncelle)

Presenting a repertoire culled from a variety of styles from classical to Cabaret, multitalented and multifaceted singer Mireille Asselin will be joined by her equally versatile colleagues, pianist Frédéric Lacroix and cellist Julian Armour. The program will include Joseph Kosma’s beautiful and popular Jazz standard, Autumn Leaves, with original lyrics by Jacques Prévert in French. This concert is certain to be a complete delight!

“Mireille Asselin is a treasure. She has the pure sound so prized by fans of Baroque music, but she also has power, dramatic chops and good, old-fashioned charisma.”

PAST EVENT

Sunday August 21, 2022 – 11 a.m.

Musical Fusions: Klezmer and more

Elvira Misbakhova (Viola)
Simon Aldrich (Clarinet)
Meagan Milatz (Piano)

The exciting sound of musical fusions will fill the Lucy Hall throughout this high-energy performance by violinist and violist Elvira Misbakhova, Principal Violist of Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s Orchestre Métropolitain and Principal Clarinettist Simon Aldrich, also of the Orchestre Métropolitain. They will be joined by the highly sought-after Canadian pianist Meagan Milatz for an hour of music that will include classical works, tango, film music and Klezmer.

 

PROGRAM:

Felix Mendelssohn – Songs without Words

Marko Tajcevic – Balkan Dances 

Astor Piazzolla – Oblivion

Dmitri Shostakovich – Music for Film

Frank Bridge – Miniatures

Serban Nichifor – Klezmer Dance

Concert: 11 a.m.
Brunch: 12:30 p.m.

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