On the occasion of the launch of Parkinson’s Awareness Month, I Medici of McGill is offering an afternoon of French music for the Quebec Parkinson Network. The Quebec Parkinson Network is a network funded by the FRQS that supports research on Parkinson’s disease in Quebec, which affects 25,000 people in Quebec.
Join us for a benefit concert on April 1, 2017 to launch Parkinson’s Awareness Month with an afternoon of French music by Gabriel Fauré, Georges Bizet and Ernest Chausson, featuring violinist Joshua Peters. The concert will be under the direction of Maestro Gilles Auger.
Saturday, April 1st 2017, at 4pm
St-Andrew and St-Paul Church
3415 rue Redpath, (Entrance: rue Sherbrooke)
Métro: Guy Concordia
Gabriel Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, op. 80
Ernest Chausson: Poème pour violon et orchestre, op. 25, Soliste / Soloist: Joshua Peters
George Bizet: Carmen Suites I & II
Tickets on sale on the website:
Tickets also available at the entrance
If you wish to give a donation to Quebec Parkinson Network, please select “Donor Ticket”: 125$ (tax receipt: 100$)
I Medici di McGill Orchestra of the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University
Drawn from a talented pool of doctors, students, medical faculty, colleagues and friends, the orchestra brings a unique artistic and social dimension to medical education and the medical profession. I Medici di McGill ensemble is distinctive as an institution at the University, perhaps the only organized activity at the University that brings over 65 staff, students, alumni and friends together for regular social interactions and community outreach and support, such as these special concerts.
Maestro Gilles Auger, conductor
Born in Quebec City, Gilles Auger is a graduate of the prestigious Juilliard School of Music (New York) and a student of the late Leonard Bernstein. He is currently a conductor and teacher at the Quebec Conservatory and music director of the Lévis Symphony Orchestra.
Joshua Peters, violin
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Joshua Peters is currently studying at the Schulich School of Music with Axel Strauss. Peters is the winner of numerous competitions and awards such as the 2015 Eckhardt-Gramatté Music Competition (first prize) and the 2014 WMC Doris McClellan Competition (first prize). He wishes to acknowledge the support of the Sylva Gelber Foundation and the Manitoba Arts Council. Peters plays on a ca. 1869 J.B. Vuillaume violin and Vuillaume model bow, on generous loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank.
For additional information, please follow these links:
Québec Parkinson Network: http://rpq-qpn.ca/
I Medici di McGill
Faculty of Medicine McGill University
Dr A L Padjen, Director and Founder
(514) 398-3603, firstname.lastname@example.org