2021 PROGRAM

New Alliances I :
Blais, Chiasson and LeBlanc

Premiere : Thursday July 22, 2021, 11 : 00 a.m.
Free event broadcast on the Festival's YouTube channel.

 

Premiere performance of new works by composer Jérôme Blais written on poems by Acadian authors Herménégilde Chiasson and Georgette LeBlanc: “Qu’est-ce que ça veut dire” and “Dehors”. This short concert will also feature “Dremlen Feygl Oyf Di Tsvaygn” a Yiddish folk song arranged for soprano, recorder and harpsichord by Jérôme Blais.

This concert is presented in collaboration with Les Plaisirs du clavecin (Gatineau, Quebec).

Catherine St-Arnault, soprano - finalist of the 2017 Mathieu-Duguay Early Music Competition

Vincent Lauzer, recorder - winner of the 2010 Mathieu-Duguay Early Music Competition

Hank Knox, harpsichord

 

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonatas with Obbligato Harpsichord

Premiere : Thursday July 22, 2021, 7 : 00 p.m.
Available until August 5, 2021.

 

The concert will be followed by a discussion with the artists. Ticket holders will receive a link to attend this event.

On the program for this concert: three sonatas for a melodic instrument and obbligato harpsichord by the great Johann Sebastian Bach, one of the greatest composers of the Baroque era. The music of the great Bach will be performed some of the Festival’s favorite musicians.

Tanya LaPerrière, violin / Mélisande McNabney, harpsichord Grégoire Jeay, traverso / Luc Beauséjour, harpsichord Margaret Little, viola da gamba / Christophe Gauthier, harpsichord

 

New Alliances II :
Monteverdi and Martin Roy

Premiere : Friday July 23, 2021, 11 : 00 a.m.
Free event broadcast on the Festival's YouTube channel.

 

This concert features works for soprano and a small instrumental ensemble by Claudio Monteverdi and texts by Martin Roy. Roy’s short poems were inspired by the Festival's 2017 edition and are taken from his book Petite-Rivière-de-l’Île, where the Festival takes place every summer since 1975.

Odéi Bilodeau, soprano - winner of the 2015 Mathieu-Duguay Early Music Competition

Marie Nadeau-Tremblay, violin - winner of the 2019 Mathieu-Duguay Early Music Competition

Vincent Lauzer, recorder - winner of the 2010 Mathieu-Duguay Early Music Competition

Amanda Keesmaat, cello

Antoine Malette-Chénier, triple harp - finalist of the 2017 Mathieu-Duguay Early Music Competition

 

A Persian Celebration

Premiere : Friday July 23, 2021, 7 : 00 p.m.
Available until August 6, 2021.

 

The concert will be followed by a discussion with the artists. Ticket holders will receive a link to attend this event.

This concert is the perfect opportunity to discover Jean-Philippe Rameau’s three "Persian tragedies" (Zaïs, Zoroastre and Les Boréades). The most striking passages of these works are performed by two fantastic young French musicians who created their own arrangements for two harpsichords.

Loris Barrucand and Clément Geoffroy, harpsichord

 

New Alliances III :
Telemann and Louise LeBlanc

Premiere: Saturday July 24, 2021, 11 : 00 a.m.
Free event broadcast on the Festival's YouTube channel.

 

This concert presents a selection of Fantasias written by German composer Georg Philipp Telemann for solo flute and violin. The video will also feature the works of Acadian painter Louise LeBlanc who created a series inspired by the music of Telemann for the Festival.

Alexa Raine-Wright, traverso - finalist of the 2015 Mathieu-Duguay Early Music Competition

Marie Nadeau-Tremblay, violin - winner of the 2019 Mathieu-Duguay Early Music Competition

 

 

Baroque Salsa

Premiere: Saturday July 24, 2021, 7 : 00 p.m.
Available until August 7, 2021.

 

The concert will be followed by a discussion with the artists. Ticket holders will receive a link to attend this event.

This concert features the works of Spanish and Portuguese composers who lived and worked in South America during the 17th and 18th centuries, and who wrote in a very particular style: a fusion of European harmonies and counterpoint, African rhythms and Native American styles. Works by Gaspar Fernandes, Juan de Araujo, Antonio de Salazar, Domenico Zipoli, Antonio Martín y Coll, and Santiago de Murcia.

Myriam Leblanc, soprano

Ensemble Caprice
Matthias Maute, Sophie Larivière, recorder and traverso
Susie Napper, cello
David Jacques, guitar
Patrick Graham, percussion