2nd Festival Palazzetto Bru Zane Montréal

Camille Saint-Saëns: science and travel in the service of music

Study day Online Salon du pavillon Jean-Noël Desmarais, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
In many ways, Camille Saint-Saëns perfectly embodies the major trends of his time: aesthetically, of course, but also through his incessant travels, his interest in technical advances, his erudition, his scientific thinking. Five lectures will shed new light on various examples of this, concentrating respectively on his attitude to Darwinian evolutionism, the organology of his time, universal exhibitions, astronomy, and history.

Programme

Stéphane Leteuré, Saint-Saëns et l’évolutionnisme darwinien
Sabina Ratner, Saint-Saëns et l’association La Trompette
Étienne Jardin, Saint-Saëns et les expositions universelles
Sylvain Caron, Saint-Saëns, organiste et astronome amateur
Steven Huebner, L’opéra-comique Phryné, de Saint-Saëns

Avec la participation de l'ensemble Pentaèdre

Dates

Fri 9 April 2021
Online Event
Study day organised by the Observatoire interdisciplinaire de création et de recherche en musique (OICRM) in collaboration with the Salle Bourgie, Montreal (Canada)