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Give the gift of music for Valentine’s Day

Love comes in many forms, and in February at Place des Arts in Montreal, love comes in the form of concerts and music. We cannot deny that the warm feeling of listening to music we adore conjures deep within our souls. Place des Arts continue to host beautiful concerts with musicians who love their craft with all their being and are waiting to share their passions with you.

Every one of these shows can be coupled with restaurant reservations, and when you book with, they make it fast and easy so you don’t have to stress about a thing. Getting chocolate and flowers for your loved ones for Valentine’s are great ideas, but why not add a pair of tickets to one of these concerts to the mix? We are sure a kiss or two will be coming your way. Classical music takes center stage in February at Place Des Arts, and let us take a look at who will be pulling on your heartstrings. 

Grand Piano-Jeanne Amiele 

Date: Wednesday, February 1st, 12:10 pm

Venue: Salle Claude-Leveille

Genre: Classical

Jeanne Amiele and her grand piano will be bringing to life the music of female composers Helene Montgeroult, Cecile Chaminade, Lili Boulanger, and Mel Bonis. Amiele is a budding star in the classical music scene, winning numerous awards across the nation, and is set on releasing the first solo album of her career. Amiele has earned her reputation touring with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Musici de Montreal, Orchestre de Chambre, and numerous solo shows in her young career. 

L’Univers Symphonique Du Cinéma

Date: Friday, February 3rd, 7:30 pm

Venue: Maison Symphonique

Genre: Classical, Movie Soundtracks

Movie soundtracks can be memorable parts of movies, films, and television series. A movie or film would only be complete with a gripping soundtrack to help set the mood of the scene we are witnessing with our eyes and create a full-body experience. The FILMharmonic orchestra is back at Place Des Arts to bring your favorite melodies to life again. You will hear some interpretations of Ennio Morricone’s legendary soundtracks from the emotionally driven Cinema Paradiso, and it will also take you into the depths of Schindler’s List. 

Tchaïkovski and the Force of Destiny

Date: February 8th and 9th 7:30pm and Thursday February 9th 10:30am

Venue: Maison Symphonique

Genre: Classical

The OSM (Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal) takes on the power of destiny and how it may influence your life for better or worst. Tchaikovsky and Verdi are the foundation of this incredible concert conducted by Jordan De Souza. You will also bear witness to Tim Brady’s Violin Concerto, adding more depth to this quest to understand destiny. Please note that Tim Brady’s performance is only scheduled for the 7:30 pm shows. 

Alcina De Handel : L’enchantement

Date: Friday, February 10th, 7:30 pm

Venue: Maison Symphonique

Genre: Classical

Conductor Daniela Candillari will be pleased to present to you the Orchestre Metropolitain, which will cover Czech Composer Dvorak Symphony No.7. You will also hear Wagner’s Overture and Der Fliegend Hollander open the show. A special treat is also in store when Thorwald Jorgensen performs a small theremin concerto. A theremin is a remarkable musical instrument that allows the musician to play sounds without directly making physical contact with the instrument. Every note is unique; watching this live performance will be both a learning and memorable experience. 


Date: Sunday, February 12th, 3:00 pm 

Venue: Maison Symphonique

Genre: Classical

You will be regaled with sensational choir music and soloists presenting the works of Scandinavian composers. Larsson, Sibelius, and Grieg’s music will send chills down your spine before the choir and soloist performances warm you back up. Plenty of surprises await you, with Patrick Brodeur conducting the symphonies. 

The Kingdom Choir

Date: Sunday, February 19th, 4:00 pm 

Venue: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier

Genre: Gospel, Choir

The Kingdom Choir is a vast ensemble that will be giving their entertaining interpretations of contemporary and classic pop songs alongside traditional gospel music. This British import will have basking in their spiritual power led by the “Godmother of Gospel” music Karen Gibson. The Kingdom Choir has an impressive list of suitors who have hired them, such as Elton John, Barbara Streisand, and even the late Queen Elizabeth II. 


Date: Friday, February 24th, 7:00 pm 

Venue : Maison Symphonique

Genre: Indigenous, Choir, Opera

Notinikew is one of those shows that are so dynamic, inspiring, and a learning experience, all wrapped into one incredible performance. Indigenous composer Andrew Balfour will present his spiritual music that uses traditional indigenous singing styles in conjunction with a powerful musical score. You will follow the story of an Indigenous soldier during World War 1 who and after their sacrifice, was not granted access back to Canada. An eye-opening show that offers a glimpse into the world of Indigenous history and a making a statement about the cruelty of war. 

Les Triplettes de Belleville en ciné-concert

Date: Sunday, February 26, 7:00 pm

Venue: Théâtre Maisonneuve

Genre: Movie Soundtrack, Pop, Jazz, Rock

A popular trend has developed in the last decade where Orchestras share the stage with the silver screen to bring alive the soundtracks that make your favorite movies complete. It comes as no surprise that the catchy “Les Triplettes de Belleville” would have their incredible soundtrack brought to the stage. Composer Benoit Charest and Musicians will have you hopping your seats, and you can join the lengthy list of fans who have enjoyed their show since 2013. 

Gershwin’s Piano Concerto 

Date: Tuesday February 28th, March 1st 7:30 pm 

Venue: Maison Symphonique

Genre: Classical, Piano

East meets west with Stewart Goodyear on Piano and Jeremie Rhorer acting as a conductor for this exceptional concert. This talented duo will cover music that is rooted in Slavic and American cultures from the 1920s. During the performance, you will hear glimpses of jazz, blues and even the fast-paced Charleston. Gershwin’s Piano Concerto is the centerpiece of the entire show, and that in itself is worth the price of admission.