2019 PROGRAM

Mathieu Duguay Early Music Competition : Recitals by the finalists

Thursday, July 25, 2019, 2 p.m.
Notre-Dame-des-Flots Church, Lamèque
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Back for a fourth year, the Mathieu Duguay Early Music Competition aims to encourage young musicians and the development of new talent in the field of early music.  The competition gives music lovers the opportunity to discover the range of talent of the three finalists in two rounds. For this first round, finalists will present a short vocal or instrumental recital with basso continuo: a golden opportunity to discover young talent in an intimate setting.

The three finalists of the Mathieu Duguay Early Music Competition:
Duncan Campbell, trumpet (Canada)
Marie Nadeau-Tremblay, violin (Canada)
Jonathan Salamon
, harpsichord (United States)

Hank Knox, harpsichord
Amanda Keesmaat, cello

 


Vivaldi: the limits of virtuosity

Thursday, July 25, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Sainte-Cécile Church, Petite-Rivière-de-l’Île
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Antonio Vivaldi had an important influence in the development of the solo concerto. He wrote a substantial number of violin concertos and concertos for wind instruments, including the recorder and the bassoon.  Known as “the Red Priest,” Vivaldi also composed operas and oratorios in which several very virtuosic arias were dedicated to the soprano voice.

The Mission Saint-Charles Orchestra and four remarkable soloists offer an impressive evening at the limit of virtuosity!

Samantha Louis-Jean, soprano
Vincent Lauzer, recorder
Mathieu Lussier, bassoon

Mission Saint-Charles Orchestra
Olivier Brault, violinist/leader

 


Secret Muses

Friday, July 26, 2019, 3 p.m.
Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue Church, Miscou
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Luzzascho Luzzaschi was the music director of the court of Duke Alfonso II in Ferrara, Italy at the end of the Renaissance. His compositions were performed at secret concerts to which only a select audience was invited. The "Concerto delle donne", a group of three professional singers, sang at the duke's court. Four musicians from the Montreal art scene pay tribute to these three exceptional singers, reviving their astonishing musical repertoire.

Works by Cavalli, Luzzaschi, Monteverdi, Strozzi and others

Marie Magistry, soprano
Dorothéa Ventura, soprano and harpsichord
Ghislaine Deschambault, mezzo-soprano
Sara Lackie, triple harp

 


Mathieu Duguay Early Music Competition : Final Round

Friday, July 26, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Sainte-Cécile Church, Petite-Rivière-de-l’Île
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The second and final round of the Mathieu Duguay Early Music Competition features the three finalists who will showcase their talent and mastery with their interpretation of a concerto or vocal selection with baroque orchestra. They will be accompanied by the Mission Saint-Charles Orchestra, under the direction of Hank Knox. More than $6,000 in prizes will be awarded to the winners and the audience will have the chance to vote for their favorite finalist.

The three finalists of the Mathieu Duguay Early Music Competition:
Duncan Campbell, trumpet (Canada)
Marie Nadeau-Tremblay, violin (Canada) 
Jonathan Salamon, harpsichord (United States)

Mission Saint-Charles Orchestra
Hank Knox, harpsichord/leader

 


From Bach to Haydn: Carte blanche to Francesco Corti

Saturday, July 27, 2019, 11 a.m.
Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue Church, Miscou
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For this concert, Italian harpsichordist Francesco Corti presents a recital that will take us on a journey from the Baroque era to the Classical era, and from Bach to Haydn. This event will reveal the changes that were taking place in keyboard writing during the 18th century. On the program: works by J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, G. Benda and J. Haydn. Winner of many awards at international competitions and one of the most prominent musicians on the European scene, Francesco Corti will dazzle us with his talent and mastery of his instrument.

Francesco Corti, harpsichord

 


Grandiose Telemann

Saturday, July 27, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Sainte-Cécile Church, Petite-Rivière-de-l’Île
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The Mission Saint-Charles Choir and Orchestra join forces to pay tribute to the creative genius of Georg Philipp Telemann. The composer, arguably one of the most famous of the late Baroque, is also one of the most prolific, having composed nearly 6,000 works for all types of ensembles, including sacred works with Latin texts for very special occasions.

On the program: instrumental works by Johann Friedrich Fasch, a contemporary of Telemann, as well as psalms for chorus, soloists and orchestra in which Telemann explores French and Galant styles, demonstrating that he was both versatile and forward looking.

Samantha Louis-Jean: soprano
Marie Magistry: soprano
Nicholas Burns: countertenor
Jacques-Olivier Chartier: tenor
John Giffen: baritone
Clayton Kennedy: baritone

Mission Saint-Charles Orchestra
Mathieu Lussier: bassoon and conductor

Mission Saint-Charles Choir
Pierre Lavoie: choirmaster