Photo - Sylva Gelber Music Foundation

Summer Gala 2019: Collaboration with the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation


Saturday, July 20th
5:00 PM

(no under-18 or student tickets available for this event)


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Maïthéna Girault, violin
Eric Abramovitz, clarinet
Thierry Bégin-Lamontagne, guitar
Carson Becke, piano

Catering by Byron Shepherd, of Sheps Catering

Since 2015, Pontiac Enchanté has enjoyed collaborating with the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation to produce concerts featuring their award winners. The Foundation seeks out the most promising young Canadian talent in the field of classical music performance in a select number of Canadian and foreign music schools and, through a competitive process, awards support to individuals of outstanding ability for projects to further their studies and advance their career. These performances have seen collaborations between Canadian artists living and working across Canada, the United States, and further afield. In many cases, the performers had not met or worked together before, so Pontiac Enchanté has served as a meeting point for young Canadian artists with much in common, and as a starting point for future artistic partnerships.

This year’s gala, celebrating the 10th anniversary of Pontiac Enchanté, will begin with a glass of wine served on the lawn, and a buffet dinner served during the intermission. The dinner will be catered by Byron Shepherd of Sheps Catering.


Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, FP 184

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
From Histoire du Tango:
Bordello 1900
Cafe 1930
Nightclub 1960

Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999)
Concierto de Aranjuez - Adagio

Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
Contrasts, for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano, SZ 111