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Watch a webcast of chamber music by Shostakovich, Beethoven and Copland

Chris Maskell

On Saturday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. ET, scroll down to watch the closing concert of McGill University’s Musical Chairs Chamber Music Festival live from Montreal’s Pollack Hall.

The two-week festival has brought together musicians from McGill’s Schulich School of Music with students and faculty from international institutions such as Australia’s Queensland Conservatorium and Singapore’s Yong Siew Toh Conservatory.

On the program for the festival’s final concert: chamber works by Shostakovich, Beethoven and Copland.

See the full program and details on performers below. Complete program notes can be viewed here.


Dimitri Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57
Featuring Alex Read (violin), Teresa Wang (violin), Victor Fournelle-Blain (viola), Thomas Beard (cello) and Timothy Ledger (piano).

Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11
Featuring an ensemble from the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music (China): Yu Hui-Jing (clarinet), Niu Zi-Ru (cello) and Wei ZiJiang (piano).

Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring
Featuring Hannah Darroch (flute), Helmi Malmgren (clarinet — Sibelius Academy), Antoine St-Onge (bassoon), Axel Strauss (violin), Alicia Choi (violin), Amy Hillis (violin), Ladusa Chang-Ho (violin), Chung Han Hsiao (viola), Julien Altmann (viola), Joshua Morris (cello), Jacob Efthimiou (cello), Samuel Shreves (double bass) and Sara Laimon (piano).

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