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

Les Boréades: Bach intime
Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

Les Boréades: Bach intime

  • Salle de concert du Conservatoire (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bach composed his chamber music while he was at Prince Leopold’s service, in Coethen, around 1720. He wrote for the violin, the flute, the viola de gamba and the cello, but apart from his sonatas with basso continuo, he was the first one to give a solo role to the harpsichord, an instrument he himself played with exceptional virtuosity. Each member of the Boréades will take turns as soloist, highlighting the most expressive and original sonatas, before joining forces for the incredible Trio sonata from the Musical Offering, composed in 1747.


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Les Délices: Myths and Allegories
Feb
8
8:00 PM20:00

Les Délices: Myths and Allegories

Les Délices performs Myths & Allegories on the Chamber Music @ Beall Series at University of Oregon.

Myths & Allegories weaves dramatic depictions of tales from Homer’s Odyssey together with instrumental chamber music inspired by Greek mythology, and features cantatas by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (Le Sommeil d’Ulisse) and Thomas-Louis Bourgeois (Les Sirènes). The hero Ulysses confronts storms at sea, shipwrecks, the tantalizing allure of siren songs, and encounters with the Cyclopes – all set to music – in the course of this colorful, fantastic program. Even Ulysses’ long-faithful wife pines from afar as symbolized by Jean-Féry Rebel’s violin sonata La Fidelle.

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Les Délices: Myths and Allegories
Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

Les Délices: Myths and Allegories

Les Délices performs Myths & Allegories on the Chamber Music @ Beall Series at University of Oregon.

Myths & Allegories weaves dramatic depictions of tales from Homer’s Odyssey together with instrumental chamber music inspired by Greek mythology, and features cantatas by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (Le Sommeil d’Ulisse) and Thomas-Louis Bourgeois (Les Sirènes). The hero Ulysses confronts storms at sea, shipwrecks, the tantalizing allure of siren songs, and encounters with the Cyclopes – all set to music – in the course of this colorful, fantastic program. Even Ulysses’ long-faithful wife pines from afar as symbolized by Jean-Féry Rebel’s violin sonata La Fidelle.

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Les Boréades: Pièces de clavecin en concert
Apr
17
7:30 PM19:30

Les Boréades: Pièces de clavecin en concert

Jean-Philippe Rameau was a master harpsichordist, and the works he left for the instruments may be few, but they are very important. He published the works put together “in concerts” in 1741, where the instrument is accompanied by either a flute or a violin and a viola de gamba – a formation which would later become the trio with piano from the classic era. Written for M. de La Pouplinière’s private entourage, most of them are presented as portraits of friends, protectors and acquaintances of both sexes. Sporting an edgy yet sensible feeling, this makes it one of Rameau’s most appreciated works.

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The Newberry Consort: The Mistress, Madame de Pompadour
May
8
8:00 PM20:00

The Newberry Consort: The Mistress, Madame de Pompadour

While Madame de Pompadour is best known as mistress to Louis XV, she was no mere vixen. Mesmerizing, fiercely clever, beautiful, and a relentless social climber, de Pompadour ultimately rose to a powerful yet precarious position: chief confidante to the King. In our season closer, guest-directed by Debra Nagy, we invite you to explore de Pompadour’s singular life through the music she loved to listen to and sing herself, including songs, cantatas, instrumental works, and opera excerpts by Jean-Philippe Rameau, Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, François Colin de Blamont, Pierre de la Garde, and more.

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The Newberry Consort: The Mistress, Madame de Pompadour
May
9
8:00 PM20:00

The Newberry Consort: The Mistress, Madame de Pompadour

  • International House, University of Chicago (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

While Madame de Pompadour is best known as mistress to Louis XV, she was no mere vixen. Mesmerizing, fiercely clever, beautiful, and a relentless social climber, de Pompadour ultimately rose to a powerful yet precarious position: chief confidante to the King. In our season closer, guest-directed by Debra Nagy, we invite you to explore de Pompadour’s singular life through the music she loved to listen to and sing herself, including songs, cantatas, instrumental works, and opera excerpts by Jean-Philippe Rameau, Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, François Colin de Blamont, Pierre de la Garde, and more.

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The Newberry Consort: The Mistress, Madame de Pompadour
May
10
3:00 PM15:00

The Newberry Consort: The Mistress, Madame de Pompadour

  • Galvin Recital Hall at Northwestern University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

While Madame de Pompadour is best known as mistress to Louis XV, she was no mere vixen. Mesmerizing, fiercely clever, beautiful, and a relentless social climber, de Pompadour ultimately rose to a powerful yet precarious position: chief confidante to the King. In our season closer, guest-directed by Debra Nagy, we invite you to explore de Pompadour’s singular life through the music she loved to listen to and sing herself, including songs, cantatas, instrumental works, and opera excerpts by Jean-Philippe Rameau, Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, François Colin de Blamont, Pierre de la Garde, and more.

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Les Boréades: Paris-Édimbourg
Sep
19
7:30 PM19:30

Les Boréades: Paris-Édimbourg

  • Salle de concert du Conservatoire (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Two concerts for the price of one! Indeed, Suzie LeBlanc invites us to two 18th century music evenings. First we will hear the dramatic Orphée cantata by Clérambault, in a Parisian salon setting. We will then move on to Scotland with its fascinating traditional music that has attracted many musicians to the British Isles, from Geminiani to Haydn.

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Party Like It's 1689! - Stratford Summer Music
Aug
22
3:00 PM15:00

Party Like It's 1689! - Stratford Summer Music

This early music performance will include works by Strozzi, Cazzati, Simonetti, Merula, Mealli, Vivaldi, and everyone’s favourite - Anonymous!

This particular combination of musical selections showcases the otherworldly talents of Grammy winner Suzie LeBlanc, soprano, and Juno winners Matthias Maute, recorder, Mark Fewer, violin, and Mark Edwards, harpsichord.

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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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Vernon Proms Classical Music Festival - Les Boréades - Bach Brandenburg Concertos Part II
Aug
4
7:00 PM19:00

Vernon Proms Classical Music Festival - 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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Vernon Proms Classical Music Festival - Les Boréades - Bach Brandenburg Concertos Part I
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

Vernon Proms Classical Music Festival - Les Boréades - Bach Brandenburg Concertos Part I

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 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 - 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 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 I
Jul
30
7:30 PM19:30

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

  • Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (map)
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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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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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Niagara Music Festival - Elinor Frey: A Cello in Italy
Jul
20
11:00 AM11:00

Niagara Music Festival - Elinor Frey: A Cello in Italy

Presented 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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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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