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Please consult Mark Edwards' public schedule for details about upcoming performances and other events.

Niagara Music Festival - Music with an Italian theme, Elinor Frey, cello
Jul
20
11:00 AM11:00

Niagara Music Festival - Music with an Italian theme, Elinor Frey, cello

HPresented in the unique historical venue of Mount Carmel Monastery’s chapel in Niagara Falls, coupled with Monastery Cellar’s winery, cellist Elinor Frey and harpsichordist Mark Edwards have been searching for the most beautiful Baroque cello music from Italy, the country where cello music first appeared. This exquisite duo will bring cello masterpieces to our stage.

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Ottawa Chamber Fest - Les Boréades - Baroque Treasures: Apollo e Dafne and Strozzi
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Ottawa Chamber Fest - Les Boréades - Baroque Treasures: Apollo e Dafne and Strozzi

Discover the hidden treasures of baroque in an evening of song, dance, and opera. Chamberfest favourite soprano Suzie LeBlanc opens with a celebration of the brilliant Venetian composer Barbara Strozzi, on the occasion of her 400th anniversary. Then, Les Boréades de Montréal and Les Jardins choréographiques pair music and dance in their staging of Handel’s cantata for soprano and baritone, Apollo e Daphne.

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Early Music Vancouver - Les Boréades - Bach Brandenburg Concertos Part I
Jul
30
7:30 PM19:30

Early Music Vancouver - Les Boréades - Bach Brandenburg Concertos Part I

  • Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This performance will include concertos No. 2, 4, and 6

The Six Brandenburg Concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) are universally regarded as some of the greatest musical works ever written. Full of joy and almost unfathomable creative genius, Bach sent the scores to the Margrave of Brandenburg, Christian Ludwig, in Berlin on March 24, 1721 as a sort of audition portfolio.

Though Bach never heard back, the music was preserved in the Brandenburg archives. When rediscovered in the 19th century, they quickly became some of the most beloved and oft-played collections of orchestral music of all time. Join Montreal’s Ensemble Les Boreades for two performances of the complete concertos over two nights performed alongside lesser-known orchestral works from the Baroque era.

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Early Music Vancouver - Les Boréades - Bach Sonatas and Chamber Music
Jul
31
1:30 PM13:30

Early Music Vancouver - Les Boréades - Bach Sonatas and Chamber Music

A concert of virtuosic chamber music by J.S. Bach arranged for violin, various flutes, recorder, gamba and harpsichord. The concert will also include the Ciaccona from the partita no. 2 in D minor for solo violin played by one of North America’s greatest Baroque violinists, Olivier Brault.

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Early Music Vancouver - Les Boréades - Bach Brandenburg Concertos Part II
Jul
31
7:30 PM19:30

Early Music Vancouver - Les Boréades - Bach Brandenburg Concertos Part II

This performance will include concertos No. 1, 3, and 5

The Six Brandenburg Concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) are universally regarded as some of the greatest musical works ever written. Full of joy and almost unfathomable creative genius, Bach sent the scores to the Margrave of Brandenburg, Christian Ludwig, in Berlin on March 24, 1721 as a sort of audition portfolio.

Though Bach never heard back, the music was preserved in the Brandenburg archives. When rediscovered in the 19th century, they quickly became some of the most beloved and oft-played collections of orchestral music of all time. Join Montreal’s Ensemble Les Boreades for two performances of the complete concertos over two nights performed alongside lesser-known orchestral works from the Baroque era.

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Early Music Vancouver - Les Boréades - Bach Cantatas
Aug
2
7:30 PM19:30

Early Music Vancouver - Les Boréades - Bach Cantatas

The invention, devotion and beauty that are at the heart of J.S. Bach’s more than 209 sacred cantatas continue to be a source of deep inspiration and consolation to believers and non-believers alike. For this concert of three of his acknowledged masterpieces: Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot (BWV 39), Komm, du Süße Todesstunde (BWV 161) and Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen (BWV 12), Ensemble Les Boreades join four of Europe’s greatest soloists specializing in Bach for one-to-a-part performances in the intimate surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral.

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Early Music Vancouver - Strozzi 17th-Century Divas with Suzie LeBlanc
Aug
8
7:30 PM19:30

Early Music Vancouver - Strozzi 17th-Century Divas with Suzie LeBlanc

Being published in one’s lifetime was a great accomplishment for composers of the 17th century – especially if you happened to be a woman! Barbara Strozzi published eight collections of exquisite arias and madrigals on the familiar subject of love gone wrong that are of a similar, superlative standard to those of her contemporary Claudio Monteverdi. Strozzi’s remarkable output as an artist is thanks in part to the patronage she enjoyed from the Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Vittoria della Rovere who was an important proto-feminist of the early 17th century who believed in the important of supporting virtuoso women artists, musicians and writers. This concert celebrates Strozzi’s 400th anniversary with a programme of sensual and playful arias and duets performed by two of the greatest interpreters of 17th century vocal music living today.


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Les Élements - Les Delices
Apr
7
4:00 PM16:00

Les Élements - Les Delices

Les Délices caps off their 10th Anniversary season with ground-breaking music depicting the chaos of creation and the elements of water, fire, earth, and air. Beginning with Les Délices’ new arrangement of Jean-Féry Rebel’s remarkable tone poem Les Elemens (1737) and culminating in the world premiere of Theo Chandler’s gestural and coloristic response, The Elements (2019), this dynamic program explores 18th-century ideas about the natural order while expanding the sound palette for period instruments. Evocative musical representations of natural and man-made disasters by Jean-Philippe Rameau complete the program.

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Les Élements - Les Delices
Apr
6
8:00 PM20:00

Les Élements - Les Delices

Les Délices caps off their 10th Anniversary season with ground-breaking music depicting the chaos of creation and the elements of water, fire, earth, and air. Beginning with Les Délices’ new arrangement of Jean-Féry Rebel’s remarkable tone poem Les Elemens (1737) and culminating in the world premiere of Theo Chandler’s gestural and coloristic response, The Elements (2019), this dynamic program explores 18th-century ideas about the natural order while expanding the sound palette for period instruments. Evocative musical representations of natural and man-made disasters by Jean-Philippe Rameau complete the program.

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Les Élements - Les Delices
Apr
5
7:30 PM19:30

Les Élements - Les Delices

Les Délices caps off their 10th Anniversary season with ground-breaking music depicting the chaos of creation and the elements of water, fire, earth, and air. Beginning with Les Délices’ new arrangement of Jean-Féry Rebel’s remarkable tone poem Les Elemens (1737) and culminating in the world premiere of Theo Chandler’s gestural and coloristic response, The Elements (2019), this dynamic program explores 18th-century ideas about the natural order while expanding the sound palette for period instruments. Evocative musical representations of natural and man-made disasters by Jean-Philippe Rameau complete the program.

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Bach St Matthew Passion, Masaaki Suzuki, Tafelmusik
Mar
24
3:30 PM15:30

Bach St Matthew Passion, Masaaki Suzuki, Tafelmusik

  • Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

World-renowned Bach specialist Masaaki Suzuki directs the composer’s iconic masterpiece.

In a standout highlight of this anniversary season, Masaaki Suzuki, multi award-winning conductor and founder of the Bach Collegium Japan, makes his Tafelmusik debut conducting one of Western culture’s most iconic masterpieces: Bach’s St Matthew Passion.

Bach’s musical telling of Christ’s final hours is a monumental work for vocal soloists, two choirs, and two orchestras. It combines drama with devotion, questions as much as it reassures, and contains some of Bach’s most beautiful and exquisitely crafted music. In its depth and spirituality, St Matthew Passion is a work that speaks to the whole of humanity. 

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Bach St Matthew Passion, Masaaki Suzuki, Tafelmusik
Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

Bach St Matthew Passion, Masaaki Suzuki, Tafelmusik

  • Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

World-renowned Bach specialist Masaaki Suzuki directs the composer’s iconic masterpiece.

In a standout highlight of this anniversary season, Masaaki Suzuki, multi award-winning conductor and founder of the Bach Collegium Japan, makes his Tafelmusik debut conducting one of Western culture’s most iconic masterpieces: Bach’s St Matthew Passion.

Bach’s musical telling of Christ’s final hours is a monumental work for vocal soloists, two choirs, and two orchestras. It combines drama with devotion, questions as much as it reassures, and contains some of Bach’s most beautiful and exquisitely crafted music. In its depth and spirituality, St Matthew Passion is a work that speaks to the whole of humanity. 

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Bach St Matthew Passion, Masaaki Suzuki, Tafelmusik
Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

Bach St Matthew Passion, Masaaki Suzuki, Tafelmusik

  • Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

World-renowned Bach specialist Masaaki Suzuki directs the composer’s iconic masterpiece.

In a standout highlight of this anniversary season, Masaaki Suzuki, multi award-winning conductor and founder of the Bach Collegium Japan, makes his Tafelmusik debut conducting one of Western culture’s most iconic masterpieces: Bach’s St Matthew Passion.

Bach’s musical telling of Christ’s final hours is a monumental work for vocal soloists, two choirs, and two orchestras. It combines drama with devotion, questions as much as it reassures, and contains some of Bach’s most beautiful and exquisitely crafted music. In its depth and spirituality, St Matthew Passion is a work that speaks to the whole of humanity. 

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Bach St Matthew Passion, Masaaki Suzuki, Tafelmusik
Mar
21
7:30 PM19:30

Bach St Matthew Passion, Masaaki Suzuki, Tafelmusik

  • Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

World-renowned Bach specialist Masaaki Suzuki directs the composer’s iconic masterpiece.

In a standout highlight of this anniversary season, Masaaki Suzuki, multi award-winning conductor and founder of the Bach Collegium Japan, makes his Tafelmusik debut conducting one of Western culture’s most iconic masterpieces: Bach’s St Matthew Passion.

Bach’s musical telling of Christ’s final hours is a monumental work for vocal soloists, two choirs, and two orchestras. It combines drama with devotion, questions as much as it reassures, and contains some of Bach’s most beautiful and exquisitely crafted music. In its depth and spirituality, St Matthew Passion is a work that speaks to the whole of humanity. 

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Music at Dumbarton Oaks - Les Délices
Nov
5
8:00 PM20:00

Music at Dumbarton Oaks - Les Délices

  • Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This delightful period instrument ensemble’s program, Age of Indulgence, presents daring, experimental French rococo works—music from the eve of an aesthetic revolution. These works from the 1740s and ’50s mix the humor and wit of early classical composers with characteristically lush French harmonies. Les Délices performs works for oboe, strings, and harpsichord by François-André Philidor, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Michel Blavet, Jean-Pierre Guignon, and others.

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Music at Dumbarton Oaks - Les Délices
Nov
4
8:00 PM20:00

Music at Dumbarton Oaks - Les Délices

  • Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This delightful period instrument ensemble’s program, Age of Indulgence, presents daring, experimental French rococo works—music from the eve of an aesthetic revolution. These works from the 1740s and ’50s mix the humor and wit of early classical composers with characteristically lush French harmonies. Les Délices performs works for oboe, strings, and harpsichord by François-André Philidor, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Michel Blavet, Jean-Pierre Guignon, and others.

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Poiesis - L'Art de bien chanter
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

Poiesis - L'Art de bien chanter

  • Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A variety of airs de cour and airs sérieux et à boire from the second half of the 17th century, as well as chamber music by Hotteterre and Marais, and solo harpsichord music of Chambonnières.

Andréanne Brisson-Paquin, soprano
Joanna Marsden, baroque flute
​​​​​​​Mark Edwards, harpsichord

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Montreal Symphony Orchestra - Infinitely Bach
Sep
1
12:15 PM12:15

Montreal Symphony Orchestra - Infinitely Bach

  • Maison Symphonique de Montréal (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Kent Nagano and the OSM present a concert devoted to Johann Sebastian Bach – perhaps the most important composer in the history of classical music. Among other gems, the program features the Fourth Brandenburg Concerto, which illustrates Bach’s incomparable genius for counterpoint and fugue.


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Concerts aux Iles du Bic - Fiorè
Aug
9
8:00 PM20:00

Concerts aux Iles du Bic - Fiorè

On fête le retour de la violoncelliste Elinor Frey qui, en compagnie de l’extraordinaire soprano Suzie LeBlanc, propose un concert baroque centré sur un corpus de musique pour violoncelle découvert dans un petit centre d’archives, en Italie. Ce manuscrit renferme des œuvres parmi les toutes premières à avoir été écrites pour le violoncelle comme instrument soliste, dont les sonates brillantes et lyriques du milanais Angelo Maria Fiorè, ainsi que des airs anonymes mariant les lignes expressives du violoncelle à des textes empreints de​​ nostalgie, de tourments et d’amour idéalisé.

Suzie LeBlanc, soprano
Elinor Frey, violoncelle baroque
Michel Angers, luth
Mark Edwards, clavecin

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Ottawa Chamberfest - Fiorè
Aug
5
11:00 AM11:00

Ottawa Chamberfest - Fiorè

  • Beechwood, the National Cemetery of Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Baroque cellist Elinor Frey and soprano Suzie Leblanc explore newly discovered pieces, long hidden away in Como, Italy. Brilliant and lyrical, this treasure trove of sonatas, likely written by Milanese cellist Angelo Maria Fiorè, are woven with expressive Italian arias arranged for cello and voice.

Suzie Leblanc, soprano
Elinor Frey, cello
Michel Angers, theorbo
Mark Edwards, harpsichord

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Festival de musique Orford - Bach & Les Boréades
Aug
4
2:00 PM14:00

Festival de musique Orford - Bach & Les Boréades

Francis Colpron, recorder
Olivier Brault, Baroque violin
Mélisande Corriveau, pardessus de viole and baroque cello
Mark Edwards, positive organ

As early music specialists, members of Les Boréades de Montréal deliver historically faithful concerts, bringing to life performance practices of the era and playing on period instruments. The ensemble will present an exquisite chamber music arrangement of the timeless works of one of the greatest baroque composers of all time, Johann Sebastian Bach. The concert will take place at the ideal venue: the Saint-Benoît-du-Lac Abbey, with its exceptional acoustics and unique contemplative atmosphere.

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Les Boréades: Les Philidor, une dynastie de musiciens
May
24
7:30 PM19:30

Les Boréades: Les Philidor, une dynastie de musiciens

  • Conservatoire de musique de Montréal (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

FOR THIS OCCASION THE ENSEMBLE WILL COMPRISE
SEVEN INSTRUMENTALISTS

Musical dynasties were numerous during the Baroque era. In France, the dynasty founded by Danican-Philidor, himself the descendant of a family that originated in Scotland, lasted more than 150 years. Most of its members played wind instruments for various royal ensembles, several contributed to improvements in flute- and oboe-making, and some were remarkable composers.

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