Montreal Symphony marks city’s 375th with student-buskers initiative

Posted on: August 16, 2017

“On a recent hot and sunny August morning, Ashley Murphy, Veronica Jaramillo and Belinda Chung stood on the dimly lit stage in the Lindsay Place High School theatre discussing the finer points of François-Joseph Gossec’s Tambourin,” writes Kathryn Greenaway in Wednesday’s (8/16) Gazette (Montreal, Canada). “The three teenagers positioned themselves behind their music stands [and] raised their flutes to play. ‘Everything super loud at the top and then at 18—kill it,’ Jaramillo said. ‘I want to hear the contrast.’ … The trio is part of a contingent of current and recently graduated music students from Lindsay Place High School’s Music and Arts Etude programs that is spending the week busking the classics at the Place-des-Arts and Berri-UQAM metro stations…. Jaramillo is the student planner for the event…. The Montreal Symphony Orchestra organized the initiative as part of the ongoing celebrations of Montreal’s 375th anniversary. A quintet from McGill University will also participate in the daily 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. metro gigs that run through Friday…. The student performances pave the way for a free 375th-anniversary concert featuring the MSO, the Orchestre Métropolitain and the McGill Symphony Orchestra playing together … on the east side of Mount Royal Saturday.”

Posted August 16, 2017