February 25th at the Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours BACH AND HIS INFLUENCERS

with Luc Beauséjour, harpsichord

and the Agora orchestra under the direction of Nicolas Ellis

The Italian masters of the 17th century developed the modern string orchestra. Among their creation to highlight all possible textures are the Sinfonia from opera ouvertures, the Concerto grosso from Corelli, and the Solo concerto from Vivaldi. Bach remains the first great German heir to this new writing.

Program

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Sinfonia for strings and continuo,

overture to the opera L’Olimpiade, RV 725 (1734)

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)

Concerto grosso for strings and continuo

in B flat major, Op. 6 No. 11 (1714)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Concerto for harpsichord, strings and continuo

in F minor, BWV 1056 (1730s)

Concerto for harpsichord, strings and continuo

in D minor, BWV 1052 (1730s)

Brandenburg Concerto for strings and continuo

in G major, BWV 1048 (c. 1720)

Harpsichordist and organist Luc Beauséjour leads a very active career, performing as a soloist in North and South America and in Europe. He has received seven Félix awards from the Conseil québécois de la musique, which also named him “Performer of the Year 2003”. He also won two Félix awards at the ADISQ Gala for two of his recordings. Luc Beauséjour has performed much of the harpsichord and organ music of Johann Sebastian Bach. He has led more than 35 recording projects, both as a soloist and musical director. Since 1994, Luc Beauséjour has been the musical director of Clavecin en concert. He teaches at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and at the Université de Montréal where he obtained a doctorate in performance.

www.clavecinenconcert.com

Location: Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, Old Montreal

Ticket prices: Regular: $45, Senior: $35, Student: $35

Purchase: https://lepointdevente.com/billets/fhj210929001

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