2023/24 Season Launch

This special gala concert, which opens our 2023/2024 concert season, marks the beginning of a new era for Pontiac Enchanté. Pontiac Enchanté is now collaboratively directed by Meghan Lindsay, Juan-Gabriel Olivares, Julia MacLaine, Louis-Pierre Bergeron, and Carson Becke.  All five of these musicians have deep roots in the Gatineau Hills region, and are committed to creating new and sustainable models for music making in this part of the world.  Join us for this celebratory event where we will introduce and welcome our new team, play some great music, outline our vision for the future, and enjoy wonderful food and drink by some of the best producers in our region.

Sunday, September 10th, 2023         4:00pm EST


Richard Strauss: Alphorn, for horn, piano, and voice

Amy Beach: Chanson d'amour, for cello, piano, and voice

Franz Schubert: Der Hirt am Felsen (The Shepherd on the Rock) for clarinet, piano, and voice

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Quintet in D major, for clarinet, horn, violin, cello, and piano

Julia MacLaine, cello

Emily Kruspe, violin

Juan-Gabriel Olivares, clarinet

Louis-Pierre Bergeron, horn

Meghan Lindsay, soprano

Carson Becke, piano


After the concert, Canapés by Roberto Pizza Romano (Chelsea) will be served, alongside wine by Vignoble des Collines (Luskville), and beer by Brauwerk Hoffman (Campbell's Bay).