Arion Baroque Orchestra – Third Concert of the Montreal Series
The Spectacular at Your Fingertips!
Jump for Joy!
January 12, 13, 14, 15, 2017
at Bourgie Hall of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Montreal, January 3, 2017 – Joyfully usher in the New Year with Arion Baroque Orchestra under the direction of the ever-intense Alexander Weimann, in the third concert of its Montreal Series, Jump for Joy!, on January 12, 13, 14, 15 at Bourgie Hall of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. We are elated to have as our guest artist the dazzling recorder player Vincent Lauzer.
He promises to transmute into sheer delight creations for his instrument by Bach and Telemann, as well as a no-holds-barred arrangement for recorder of a work by Geminiani/Corelli. Whether alone or by two, or along with a transverse flute or violin, the recorder will boast all its shining qualities in works guaranteed to please.
New this season: Discover the concerts of the Montreal Series in a short one-hour version without intermission. Experience music differently and gain a deeper understanding of the composers and their works as our guest conductor provides brief commentaries throughout the concert. For the present program, the concert of this Premiere Series will be on Thursday, January 12.
It is always possible to take advantage of the after-concert talk for a friendly and informative exchange with Vincent Lauzer and Alexander Weimann.
“Vincent Lauzer is one of the most stellar young performers of his generation,” assures Artistic Director Claire Guimond. “And I am certain audience members will agree when they witness not only his stunning virtuosity, but also and perhaps especially his special blend of profound expression and spiritedness.”
Révélation Radio-Canada 2013-2014 and Breakthrough Artist of the Year (2012 Opus Awards), Vincent Lauzer graduated from McGill University, where he studied with Matthias Maute. His first solo CD, “Passaggi” was released in September 2014 and nominated for an ADISQ award in 2014. He is the artistic director of the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival. Winner of several prizes in national and international competitions, he has recently been awarded the Fernand Lindsay Career Award, a $50,000 scholarship given to a young promising Canadian musician for the development of an international career. Vincent received the Béatrice-Kennedy-Bourbeau Award at the Prix d’Europe 2015. In 2012, he won the First Prize during the Stepping Stone of the Canadian Music Competition and the Career Development Award from the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto. In 2009, he was awarded the First Prize and the Audience Appreciation Prize in the Montreal International Recorder Competition. Vincent also received the Montreal Baroque Prize for Audaciousness and Musicality in the Galaxie-CBC Rising Stars Competition during the Montreal Baroque Festival in 2007.
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Ouverture (Suite) in A minor for recorder, strings, and continuo, TWV 55:a2 (Excerpts for the concert of January 12)
Concerto in E minor for flute, recorder, strings, and continuo, TWV 52:e1
Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762) / Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
Concerto for recorder No. 10 in F major (after the Sonata for violin and continuo, Op. 5 No. 10 by Corelli)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major for violin, recorders, strings, and continuo, BWV 1049
Dates and times: January 12: 7:30 p.m. (Premiere Series, 1 hour without intermission)
January 13: 8 p.m.
January 14: 4 p.m.
January 15: 2 p.m.
Prices: Single Tickets; $21 to $55
Subscriptions starting at $43
Tickets: Arion Orchestre Baroque: 514.355.1825 or www.arionbaroque.com,
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ Bourgie Hall
1339 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Peel or Guy-Concordia Metros, Buses 24, 66, 165 or 166
Arion Orchestre Baroque
Since its foundation in 1981 in Montreal, Arion has tapped into the creative energies of Baroque composers such as Bach and Vivaldi by performing their works on period instruments, thus rediscovering the radiant colors of their timeless masterpieces. Thanks to Claire Guimond’s artistic vision, Arion is a cornerstone in the world of early music on period instruments, both on the national and international stage.
For more information:
Stéphane Despatie, General Director
514.355.1825, ext. 25 / firstname.lastname@example.org