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Montreal's collectif9 comes to Theatre Raymond Kabbaz.

Theatre Raymond Kabbaz presents Montreal’s cutting-edge classical nine-piece string band, collectif9, on Nov. 4. Featuring both original scores and new arrangements with lights, staging and amplification more commonly seen at rock concerts, collectif9 heralds a new age in genre-bending classical performance. Performing folk-inspired music by Brahms, Bartók, Schnittke and André Gagnon, the band transcends all musical styles and creates a connection between classical music and pop-culture audiences.

Formed in 2011 in Montreal, by Thibault Bertin-Maghit, collectif9 is a group of nine classically trained string players who aren’t shy about pushing the boundaries. The nine musicians and friends met as students at Université de Montréal and McGill University. In choosing the music for their young ensemble, bass player and lead arranger Thibault Bertin-Maghit aims to keep the pieces relatable to their peers. “I always look to works that have influenced non-classical musicians, focusing on classical music that also connects to pop culture, to give it a context in our own world,” he said in press materials.

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The show will start at 7:30p.m. at Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, 10361 W. Pico Blvd., LA 90064 (310-286-0553). Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for students. A no-host bar will be available. For more information, visit https://www.theatreraymondkabbaz.com.