Mary Irwin Theatre
Sunday, August 4, 2019
7 pm with a pre-concert talk at 6:15pm
The 4th Annual Vernon Proms Classical Music Festival
BACH COMPLETE BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS – PART 2
Les Boréades de Montréal, in co-presentation with Early Music Vancouver
Brandenburg Concertos – J. S. Bach
• No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046
• No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
• No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
• Harpsichord soloist Mark Edwards
Georg Philipp Telemann
Ouverture et suite pour flûte à bec, cordes et basse continue en la mineur
TWV 55:a2 (Hambourg, av.1740)
BACH COMPLETE BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS – PART 1 will be performed on Aug 3rd in Vernon’s Trinity United Church. Tickets at www.ticketseller.ca
Could there be a more perfect collection of concertos than the six Brandenburgs? Dazzlingly inventive, virtuosic, exuberant, inspired. And experiencing them performed—as they were meant to be heard—on period instruments with Les Boreades’ star-studded cast of principals as the soloists is priceless!
Founded by Francis Colpron in 1991, Les Boréades de Montréal focuses on early music. The ensemble has chosen an interpretative approach in keeping with the spirit of the Baroque era, by adhering to the rules of performance practice of the past and playing on period instruments. Critics and audiences alike in Canada and abroad have been unanimous in hailing the group’s energy and spontaneity as well as its theatrical, expressive and elegant playing, indicative of a unique flair for Baroque aesthetics.
FRANCIS COLPRON, MUSIC DIRECTOR
Recorder and traverso player Francis Colpron is recognized as one of the most talented musicians of his generation. During the past three decades, the public, critics, and cultural authorities have acclaimed his abilities to innovate as an artist and performer. In 1991, he founded the ensemble Les Boréades de Montréal, of which he is the artistic director, and which puts on a very successful annual concert series in Montreal, performs in North America and Europe, and records on the ATMA Classique label.
MARK EDWARDS, HARPSICHORD
First prize winner in the 2012 Musica Antiqua Bruges International Harpsichord Competition, Canadian harpsichordist and organist Mark Edwards is recognized for his captivating performances, bringing the listener “to new and unpredictable regions, using all of the resources of his instrument, […] of his virtuosity, and of his imagination” (La Libre Belgique). Since 2016, he is Assistant Professor of Harpsichord at Oberlin Conservatory.
More information: www.vernonproms.ca
Tickets:$40 Adults, $35 Seniors, $15 Student
Purchase below, or call the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at 250-717-5304.
***Pre-concert talk at 6:15pm***