Next live concert CONCERTI FAVORITI will be on 14 February 2021 at 14h00

The concerto remains one of the most important inventions in the history of music. Juxtaposing one or more soloists with a supporting ensemble, allows for dynamic exchanges, contrasting colors, textures and timbres which never fail to delight the ear. It was Vivaldi who, while not its creator, definitively set the form in three movements: quick-slow-quick. This model was soon adopted by all of Europe— the concerto grosso remaining closer to the old model set by Corelli. On the program is Alessandro Marcello’s famous Oboe Concerto, two Vivaldi concertos— including one guitar concerto— Bach’s Concerto for two violins, and Handel’s concerto grosso.


Who is L’Harmonie des saisons?

Founded in 2010 by co-directors Mélisande Corriveau and Eric Milnes, ensemble L’Harmonie des saisons inspires audiences with its fresh and unique musical approach. After presenting forty different programs in over 150 concerts, the ensemble, which performs on period instruments, continues to expand its acclaim throughout Quebec, Canada and abroad. Their recordings on the ATMA Classique label – Las Ciudades de Oro, Pardessus de viole and Marin Marais : Badinages – have been the recipients of the coveted JUNO prize, the Prix Opus, Radio-Canada’s Recording of the Year, among the CBC’s Top Ten CDs of the Year, and made the Apple Music prestigious TOP Ten Classical Recording list. The ensemble, alongside international guest artists, hosts a prestigious series of concerts and has been featured at international series’ and festivals across Europe, North and South America.

Recorded at The Bishop Stewart Memorial Church, Frelighsburg, Qc
February 14th, 2 p.m. EST – Available for two weeks

Concert program

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)
Concerto for four violins in B minor, op. 3 nº 10, RV 580

Largo – Larghetto – Adagio – Largo

Alessandro Marcello (1684 – 1750)
Concerto for oboe in D minor, S.Z 799

Andante e spiccato

George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759)
Concerto grosso in F Major, op.6 nº 2, HWV 320 

Andante larghetto
Allegro ma non troppo 

Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto for guitar in D Major, RV93

Allegro giusto

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV 1043

Largo ma non tanto


Eric Milnes, musical Director and harpsichord

Matthew Jennejohn, baroque oboe

David Jacques, baroque guitar

Julia Wedman, Jessy Dubé, Marie Nadeau-Tremblay  & Guillaume Villeneuve, violins

Hélène Plouffe & Valérie Arsenault, violas

Mélisande Corriveau & Felix Deak, cellos

Pierre Cartier, doublebass

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Some of the most beautiful music written by Alessandro Marcello, Vivaldi, Bach and Handel

14 February 2021 at 14h00

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