2022 PROGRAM

The 2022 program will be announced next April!

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 song written by Leyb Yampolskyon a text by Leah Rudnitsky and 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

 

“Meeting” Series: Composing for Early Instruments

Thursday, July 22, 11:30 am

Meeting presented on Zoom. Click on this link to access the event:

Zoom link to access the talk. 

Since the rediscovery of early music in the 20th century, many composers have written new works for early instruments in a whole new musical language. This virtual meeting will discuss the importance of writing for early instruments today, the process of composition and creation, and will feature artists who have participated in the creation of works for the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival in recent years.

Guests :

Jérôme Blais, composer

Frédéric Chiasson, composer

Johanne Couture, harpsichordist and artistic director of Les Plaisirs du clavecin

 

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

 

“Discussion” Series: Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonatas with Obbligato Harpsichord

Thursday, July 22, 7:45 p.m. (immediately following the concert)

Talk presented on Zoom. Click on this link to access the event: Zoom link to access the discussion.

A discussion presented following the first major concert of the Festival that will allow us to learn more about the work of the man who is considered the most important composer of the Baroque era and about the work of the musicians in preparing such a concert.

Guests:

Tanya LaPerrière, violinist

Luc Beauséjour, harpsichordist

 

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

 

“Discussion” Series: A Persian Celebration

Friday, July 23, 7:45 pm (immediately following the concert)

Talk presented on Zoom. Click on this link to access the event: Zoom link to access the discussion

A discussion presented following the concert "A Persian Celebration" during which the two harpsichordists will talk about the music of the composer Jean-Philippe Rameau that they transcribed for two harpsichords. Loris and Clément will talk to us live from France where the concert was recorded.

Guests:

Loris Barrucand and Clément Geoffroy, harpsichordists

 

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

 

“Meeting” Series: 45 Years of Baroque Music in Lamèque

Saturday, July 24, 11:30 am

Meeting presented on Zoom. Click on this link to access the event:

Zoom link to access the talk

In the company of Mathieu Duguay, the Festival's founder, soprano Nathalie Paulin and flutist Claire Guimond, relive the most memorable moments of the Festival since its inception. Come share with us your highlights and wishes for the future of our event, the oldest Festival dedicated to Baroque music in the country.

Guests:

Mathieu Duguay, harpsichordist and founder of the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival

Claire Guimond, flutist and artistic director of the Festival from 2001 to 2007

Nathalie Paulin, soprano

 

 

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

 

“Discussion” Series: Salsa Baroque

Saturday, July 24, 7:45 p.m. (immediately following the concert)

Talk presented on Zoom. Click on this link to access the event: Zoom link to access the meeting

Come and continue the journey that takes us to Latin America with two artists who participated in the third major concert of the Festival. A great opportunity to discuss with inspired and inspiring musicians to conclude the 45th edition of the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival.

Guests:

Matthias Maute, flutist and artistic director of Ensemble Caprice

Myriam Leblanc, soprano