Montréal / Balkans à la Chapelle

  • March 9, 2012
    8:00 pm
Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur
100, rue Sherbrooke Est

Ensemble Portmantô performs works by Brkljačić, Klanac, McKinley, Ristic, Sokolović.

Feet firmly planted in Montreal, ears tuned to the Balkan summits, discover the musical treasures of Southwestern European composers. This journey in concert is not only an occasion to mark the cultural exchange between our two corners of the world, but also a time to discover (or rediscover) Sokolović’s cultural roots. Works by composers either fully or partly Balkan in origin will be accompanied by the music of Maxime McKinley, composer-in-residence for the Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur.

  • 7:15pm — Round table with incumbent Maxime McKinley and Portmantô Ensemble.
  • 8:00pm — Concert



  • Maxime McKinley, Wirkunst-Nijinski (2007)
    clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, and piano
  • Ivan Brkljačić, Seven Illustrations and an Epilogue or When Ksing and Dunu Met Little Stana (A Short History of Belgrade) (2009)
    flute, cello, and piano
  • Petar-Kresimir Klanac, Jeux à vendre (2010-12)
    alto flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano
  • violin, cello, and piano
    Commission: Trio Fibonacci, with support from the CCA
  • André Ristic, Environnements improvisés (2002)
    flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, and cello

Production Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur

The members of the Portmantô chamber ensemble create musical discoveries for listeners by weaving threads between various eras, or amongst composers, musicians and audiences.