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Events Calendar

While we are an event space we also host our own events. Kin is very invested in the classical music industry in Montreal. This calendar reflects our upcoming events. You can also take a look at our previous events down below.

August 7

Cabaret Drag’Opera

Augsut 7, 2021 / 7:00pm

The Drag’opéra cabaret is coming to Montreal! 6 opera singers, 4 dragqueens and a special performance by Tanya Smania from Opera Queens, all accompanied by the talented Carol-Anne Fraser!

Come and rediscover opera and musical arias in genderbent or drag versions!

Tickets: https://www.zitabombardiertouret.com/events/cabaret-dragopera

August 29

En Concert: Jui-Sheng Li, pianist

Augsut 29, 2021 / 3:00pm

In preparation for Scriabin’s 150th anniversary coming up in 2022, pianist Jui-Sheng Li is excited to bring Scriabin’s early piano work 24 Préludes to the Kin Experience. These mesmerizing preludes were mainly composed during Scriabin’s active travelling years in 1895-96 and are sometimes referred to as his “musical diary.”

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/en-concert-jui-sheng-li-tickets-165470706337 

July 24

En Concert: Nicole Ross & Spencer Klymyshyn

July 24, 2021 / 7:30pm

To open the first half of the concert, Spencer will be performing Mussorgsky’s famous “Pictures at an Exhibition”. Mussorgsky wrote this work after attending a retrospective exhibit of artworks by his late friend Viktor Hartmann.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/en-concert-spencer-klymyshyn-nicole-ross-tickets-162342997275

July 24

En Concert: *Jazz Edition* Mari Sild trio

July 24, 2021 / 5:00pm

For this special event at KIN Experience, Mari Sild Muusika ja Mõtted invites you into the realm of their original compositions – you will recognize some good ol’ and maybe will be surprised by something new. Event starts at 5pm and has 2 sets separated by a mingling break.

Tickets: www.eventbrite.ca/e/en-concert-jazz-edition-mari-sild-muusika-tickets-162338000329 

July 20

En Concert: Duo Nova

July 20, 2021 / 7:30pm

Come hear Camille Poirier-Lachance and Marilou Lepage in an intimate (and socially distanced) setting. In an attempt to counter the “COVID blues” and to create an opportunity to play chamber music despite the current world situation, Camille and Marilou have put together a concert entirely composed of violin and viola duets, with the hope of making you discover and appreciate this uncommon pairing and its lesser known repertoire. They will be playing works by Mozart, Sibelius, Manuel M. Ponce, Alessandro Rolla and Handel/Halvorsen. We hope to see many of you there (as many as the social distancing guidelines allow)!

Tickets:

July 18

En Concert: Luke Bell

July 18, 2021 / 6:30pm

KIN Experience invites you for an evening of fantastic piano miniatures by prominent Canadian women, and to situate them in their rightful place among older established pieces in the classical canon, featuring pianist Luke Bell.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/en-concert-luke-bell-pianist-tickets-162340911035 

July 18

En Concert: Duo Cavatine “Fireworks!”

July 18, 2021 / 3:00pm

It has been a hard year for everyone, and Duo Cavatine (made up of cellist Noémie Raymond-Frieset and pianist Michel-Alexandre Broekaert) is here to inject a good dose of positivity into the world! We decided to craft a concert packed with our favorite uplifting music, and came with a ground-breaking idea: a Potpourri Sonata, formed from movements of four different sonatas, carefully selected by us to create the highest delight!

Praised for their dynamic and refined personalities, the duo reveals great complicity and poignant sensitivity, the secret of their compelling stage presence. From Couperin to Schnittke, their artistic versatility is evident in their wide range of musical styles. Winners of international competitions and most recently of the International Music and Fine Arts Competition, Noémie and Michel-Alexandre combine their great virtuosity and mastery of their instruments, making them one of the most prominent emerging duos. They are regularly invited to numerous venues and concert series, including the Pro Musica Society, the Chapelle Sherbrooke, Orford Music Festival, the Oasis Musicale, and notably a concert at Music Mondays in Toronto that was recorded and broadcast on CBC Music’s “In Concert” program.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/en-concert-duo-cavatine-tickets-161692742345

July 16

En Concert: Le Trio

July 16, 2021 / 8:00pm

KIN Experience would like to invite you to an evening of jazz featuring Montreal’s “Le Trio” made up of Marshal Herridge (Double Bass), David Rourke (Guitar), and Baptiste Lejeune (Drums) for their CD Launch! Remembering some of the great and lesser-known standards of jazz, it’s going to be an evening to remember. 

Consisting of Marshal Herridge (Double Bass), David Rourke (Guitar), and Baptiste Lejeune (Drums), Le Trio is a straight-ahead jazz group that draws its influence from the rich history of jazz trios and Great American Songbook standards. The band’s extensive repertoire and knowledge of the jazz tradition is evident in their quick-silver arrangements and imaginative solo voices. All three musicians are McGill Schulich School of Music alumni. Currently, David Rourke is completing a Master’s Degree from the Juilliard School and Marshal Herridge is completing an Artist Diploma at New York University.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/en-concert-jazz-edition-le-trio-tickets-160847869307

July 15

Opera & Wine

July 15, 2021 / 6:30pm

KIN invites you to join us at our beautiful boutique recital venue for an evening of natural wine tasting and opera! The evening will feature 3 talented musicians; Vanessa Croome (soprano), Sarah Dufresne (soprano) and Julie Choi (piano) along with wines provided by Dieu du Vin, a Montréal based private wine importer that focus on showcasing small producers from unexplored wine regions such as Japan, Mexico, Turkey, UK, Netherlands and Finland. 

The evening will feature tastings of *five* different bottles of wine paired with cheese + charcuterie. The wine will be paired with a live performance featuring *five* different time periods/genres of classical music, and a chance to learn from the performers about the history of the works being performed. Tickets are $60 each and limited amounts are available due to COVID-19 regulations.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/opera-wine-tickets-161003264097

July 10

En Concert: Graeme Clime & Chris Knopp

July 10, 2021 / 7:00pm

Join Christopher Knopp and Graeme Linton for Songs of Travel, a journey through folk-inspired art song.  From sweeping, nordic melodies to lush, impressionistic harmonies, Songs of Travel presents three song cycles which celebrate travel and adventure.  Grieg’s Sechs Lieder is a mosaic of Norwegian landscapes in which love is lost and found.  Ravel’s Cinq Melodies Populaires Grecques presents a man on his wedding day in a boisterous Greek town square.  Vaughan-Williams’ Songs of Travel tells the story of a lone wanderer who revels in nature and reflects on his past amidst the rolling hills of England.  Chris and Graeme will take their audience on a voyage of hope as borders open and the yearning for adventure is sparked again.

July 3

En Concert: Leo McKenna & Chris Knopp

July 3rd, 2021 / 7:00pm – 8:00pm 

Chris and Léo are very proud to finally hold an in-person concert. Come and hear them give you music from Johannes Brahms, Ernest Chausson and Ralph Vaughan Williams in an intimate setting.

June 17

En Concert: Steve Massicotte & Nadia Monczak “Souvenir d’un lieu Cher”

June 17, 2021 / 7:00pm – 8:00pm 

Souvenir d’un lieu cher

Duo Namaskar, Nadia Monczak and Steven Massicotte, partners in music and in life, present an evening of Norwegian, Russian and French romantic music featuring Edvard Grieg’s 3rd Piano Sonata, Peter Tchaikovsky’s cycle “Souvenir d’un lieu cher” and the virtuoso piece “Étude-Caprice en forme de Valse” of Ysaye and Saint-Saens.

June 16

En Concert: TAG Trio “Elegy, Rhapsody and Fantasy”

June 16, 2021 / 6:00pm – 7:00pm 

TAG Duo is back in town! Featuring Teresa Wang, violin and Tong Wang, piano, and this time joined by cellist Zach Reff, the trio will be showcasing a vibrant matchmaking concert exploring each possible instrument combination; violin/piano, cell/piano, violin/cello, and finally all three together the harmonious-discordant trio formation. The program will journey not only from East to West but traverse across the physical and spiritual realms. Starting with Rachmoninoff’s lamenting Elegiaque trio and Shostakovich’s haunting cello sonata, we are then taken to the virtuosic rhapsody of Ravel’s Tzigane. From there, we enter the mystical world of Japanese Gods and Spirits with Alice Ho’s Kagura Fantasy and Hisaishi/Chu’s Princess Mononoke.

June 6-13

Art Vernissage “Célébration” with Artist Kevin Jenne

June 6-13, 2021 / 1:00pm – 4:00pm 

Come celebrate art and live music at the beautifully renovated KIN Experience Downtown Montréal on a Sunday afternoon. A new collection of vibrant oil paintings by Artist Kevin Jenne, that have the feeling of celebration as the world opens up after isolation. The event would not be complete without the music of Steve Cowan playing Spanish guitar. 

It’ll be an open house from 1 PM-4 PM and tickets are free but must be reserved ahead of time on Eventbrite. The Spanish guitar musical performances will take place at 1:30 PM and again at 3 PM. 

June 5

En Concert: Adam Sperry & Julie Choi

June 5, 2021 / 6:00pm – 7:00pm 

Enjoy an evening of lush Romanticism with pianist Julie Choi and tenor Adam Sperry. Compositions by Strauss, Tosti, Duparc, and De Curtis will be featured in this recital focusing on the rich 19th-century flavors of love, desire, longing, and seasoned with an extra pinch of cheeky sentimentality.
May 29

En Concert: Raphaël Laden-Guindon & Kerry Agnew

May 29, 2021 / 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Experience some of the most heartfelt and exciting songs of the operatic and art song world through the eyes of Baritone Raphaël Laden-Guindon and pianist Kerry Agnew presented by KIN Experience!

Canadian-American Baritone, Raphaël Laden-Guindon most recently appeared as Ophémon in L’amant anonyme (Chevalier de St-Georges) and as Bob in The Old Maid and the Thief (Menotti) as a part of Opera McGill’s 2020-2021 season.  Recent credits include Mr. Olsen in Street Scene (Weil), Publio (cover) in La Clemenza di Tito (Mozart) with Opera McGill; Aristeo in Orfeo (Rossi), Corebo in La Didone (Cavalli) and Aristone in Xerse (Cavalli) with the Yale Baroque Opera Project; as well as the title role in La chute de la maison Usher (Debussy), Doctor Gregg in Gallantry (Moore), and Schlendrian in the Coffee Cantata (Bach) with the Opera Theatre of Yale College (OTYC). 

Pianist Kerry Agnew has had the privilege of working with a wide variety of performers.  After completing her Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education, Kerry taught high school and university music courses in her hometown of Saskatoon before moving to Montreal to complete a Masters of Music and an Artist Diploma both in the field of Collaborative Piano. 

May 29

En Concert: Duo Nova - POSTPONED

May 29, 2021 / 5:00pm – 6:00pm – POSTPONED

Come hear Camille Poirier-Lachance and Marilou Lepage in an intimate (and socially distanced) setting. In an attempt to counter the “COVID blues” and to create an opportunity to play chamber music despite the current world situation, Camille and Marilou have put together a concert entirely composed of violin and viola duets, with the hope of making you discover and appreciate this uncommon pairing and its lesser known repertoire. They will be playing works by Mozart, Sibelius, Manuel M. Ponce, Alessandro Rolla and Handel/Halvorsen. We hope to see many of you there (as many as the social distancing guidelines allow)!

May 27

En Concert: Emily & Rebecca”

May 27, 2021 / 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Join soprano Emily Richter and pianist Rebecca Klassen-Wiebe on a journey through the sound worlds of Duparc and Strauss! The program is both a hopeful look forward and a reflective look towards the past examining themes of love, longing and hope.

American soprano Emily Richter is currently in her Masters of Music at Schulich School of Music at McGill University under the tutelage of Dominique Labelle.  Joining Emily is Candian pianist Rebecca Klassen Wiebe who is a recent alumna of McGill University where she obtained her Graduate Diploma and Masters of Music in collaborative piano.

May 23

“En Concert: Kyoko Hashimoto”

May 23, 2021 / 5pm – 6:30pm

A legendary pianist and a teacher, Gyögy Sebök described Kyoko Hashimoto’s “extraordinary musical talent” as “one of the finest of her generation”.

Kyoko Hashimoto was born in Tokyo and began to study the piano at the age of three. After graduating from the Toho-Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo, she studied at the International Menuhin Music Academy, Indiana University and the JuilliardSchool. She received full scholarships from the MenuhinAcademy and the JuilliardSchool. Among her teachers were György Sebök, Menahem Pressler, György Janzer, William Masselos, György Sandor, Felix Galimir, György Kurtág and Ferenc Rados.

May 16

En Concert: Istvan Lakatos & Angela Bardosh

May 16, 2021 / 6:30pm – 7:00pm

The Hungarian Gypsy violinist Istvan Lakatos was born in Budapest, Hungary as a member of a World famous musical dynasty. Presently Lakatos is the violin soloist of the World Symphony Orchestra in Montreal as well as a GoodWill Ambassador of the Hungarian culture in Quebec. Lakatos plays a 1749 Bergonzi Italian violin inherited from his father. 

Angela Bardosh is a gifted pianist with a special soulful touch and sensitivity in her playing and began playing the instrument at the age of 6. Following a 2 decade career in the Pharmaceutical Industry, she recently embarked in a career in teaching and performing music as well as practicing Sound Therapy.

Both artists have played together and were highly praised on numerous occasions, known for playing a vast range of repertoire. Please join us for an evening filled with beautiful violin and piano music that will take you on a journey from classical standard repertoire, to Hungarian gypsy-folk songs to some movie soundtracks and even featuring some of your favourite pop tunes by The Beatles.

May 11 & 12

“Paris en bouteille: Version Trio”

May 11 & 12, 2021 / 6pm and 7pm

Discover the universe of -Paris en bouteille // Trio on May 11-12th at Kin Experience.

We’ll be traveling through the original compositions of Rose Naggar-Tremblay and standard French and Quebec songs that greatly influence her writing.

 

There will be two performances of 45 minutes each night at 6pm and 7pm.

May 11th @ 6PM

May 11th @ 7PM

May 12th @ 6PM

May 12th @ 7PM

May 1

En Concert: Nicole Ross & Julien LeBlanc

May 1, 2021 / 7pm – 8:30pm

Soprano Nicole Ross has been praised for her “simple, unaffected acting and gorgeous vocal tone”. Ross is in her final year at the Schulich School of Music where she is finishing her Bachelors of Music in Classical Voice Performance under the tutelage of Joanne Kolomyjec. Joining Nicole on the piano is Julien LeBlanc, the Canadian pianist and virtuoso whose enthusiasm is genuinely contagious. Based in Montréal, Julien is a well sought-after soloist, chamber player, accompanist and has been acting as the co-artistic director of the summer concert series Barachois Summer Music in New Brunswick since 2012. Join the talented Nicole and Julien for an evening of delightful strophic stories, presenting on themes of youth, love, loss and hope.”

April 29

Four Quartets

April 29, 2021 / 7pm – 8:30pm

T.S. Eliot’s masterpiece “Four Quartets” recited by Fred Bode over the music of Philip Glass played by pianist and organist Joel Peters.

April 23

En Concert: Bridget Esler & Julie Choi

April 23, 2021 / 7pm – 8:30pm

Canadian soprano Bridget Esler has been described as having an “operatic, beautiful, effortless sound” and being “buoyantly charming as an actor”. Esler is currently finishing a Bachelor of Music in Classical Voice Performance under the tutelage of Joanne Kolomyjec at Schulich School of Music at McGill University. Joining Bridget is Julie Choi who is an alumna of McGill University where she obtained her Bachelor of Music in Classical and a Master of Music — both with high distinction. Choi is currently based in Montréal working as a staff pianist at McGill and as the Artistic Program Director at Kin Experience. This recital will take you on a journey, from the windswept hills of the Irish countryside to the cobblestoned streets of Paris. An evening of bright, youthful, and delicate music-making not to be missed!

April 16

Ghiblilane

April 16, 2021 / 6pm – 7pm & 8pm – 9pm

Accompanied by animated visuals, installation, dim-lit candles, and poetry readings, the GHIBLILANE project pays tribute to the musical works of Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi throughout his long-time collaboration with Studio Ghibli. Reserved to a select audience of 25, GHIBLILANE endeavors to create a concert experience that is touching, memorable, and uplifting during such strange times – a reminder that silver linings can be found in every corner of the world.

April 7

Cameron & Meagan “The Grand Tour” Concert

Wednesday April 7, 2021/ 7PM-8:30PM

There is perhaps no adventure more romantically compelling than the “Grand Tour”, an old tradition of wealthy young gentlemen to roam the European continent in search of art and culture. With COVID-19 making any such journey nearly impossible for the time being, we’ve instead turned to the world of music to create our fantasy Grand Tour, no travel required; featuring some of the most truly passionate melodies ever written all across France, Germany Italy and Russia.

 

Covid-19 Update 😷

As of the 28th of May, we are accepting gatherings and events!! All government rules and regulations have to be respected. Mandatory masks and a safe 2m HAS TO BE RESPECTED. 

We're so happy to have you all back, hurry and book your event now! 

Mise à jour Covid-19😷

À partir du 28 mai, nous acceptons les rassemblements et événements !! Toutes les réglementations gouvernementales doivent être respectées. Les masques sont obligatoires et le 2m DOIVENT ÊTRE RESPECTÉS.

Nous sommes très heureux de vous revoir, dépêchez-vous et réservez votre événement dès maintenant !

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Some important information about our unique event spaces: 

Sainte-Catherine: 40 + people, grand piano and musical events

Carnegie: 120 + people, used for a multitude of events

 

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