Pointe-à-Callière’s Port Symphonies

From February 22nd to March 8th 2015

On Place Royale and around the Museum
Sundays, February 22 and March 8, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Pointe-à-Callière’s Port Symphonies are unique outdoor concerts uniting the sounds of trains, boats moored in the Old Port, the bells of Notre-Dame Basilica, and other urban instruments to create an original work of contemporary music of the most unusual kind. This year, with Greece as the focus of this 21st edition of the Symphonies, Québec composer Philippe Lauzier was inspired by Euripides’ work “Orestes.” From this work, a 35-note melody on ragged papyrus has withstood the test of time. Supporting the sounds of the symphony will be a brass and percussion ensemble, which will also perform an overture, based on this ancient melody dating back to the days of Alexander the Great.

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