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Since October 8, Place des Arts will be able to welcome spectators into its performance halls at maximum capacity, in compliance with Public Health guidelines. See details


Michael Tilson Thomas: Dreamer

Maison symphonique From March 16 To 17, 2022

The relationship between classical music and folk traditions from everywhere in the world is nothing new and is brilliantly demonstrated in this concert conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. In his cycle of Bachianas Brasileiras, Villa-Lobos blends contrapuntal writing in the style of Bach with rich and passionate folk colours and rhythms. Himself a composer, Tilson Thomas and guest soprano Measha Brueggergosman bring the ironic and sarcastic overtones of poet Emily Dickinson to life. Drawing substantially from Russian and Ukrainian folk music, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony no. 2 concludes with a mix of reverie and expansive lyricism.

Villa-Lobos, Bachianas brasileiras no. 9, W449 (10 min.)
Michael Tilson Thomas, Poems of Emily Dickinson (22 min.) 

Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 2 in C minor, op. 17, “Little Russian” (32 min.) 


Masks must be worn at all times

Vaccine passport required
Masks must be worn at all times

Vaccine passport required

Please note that physical distancing protocols are in effect for this performance, which means that 1 seat will remain empty on each side of seated spectators, except for spectators from the same family bubble.

To attend the performance, ticketholders must comply with the usual health and safety measures, in addition to meeting the following two criteria:

  • All spectators aged 13 and up must show a vaccine passport, along with a proof of ID, at the entrance to the performance hall. A photo ID is required for people of ages 16 to 74.

  • All spectators aged 10 and up must wear a face covering at all times: when circulating and during the performance (masks are also strongly recommended for children of ages 2 to 9).

For more information on the health and safety measures in effect at Place des Arts or to read our FAQ, please see the COVID-19 page.

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