Artistic Director’s Note
Another magnificent season is here… As always, Les Boréades selected four very different concerts out of the vast repertoire from the XVIIth and XVIIIth century. As a tribute to our love of fine dining, a series of culinary names now represent different types of performances. The Ratatouille and Minestrone categories reference the French and Italian repertoire respectively, while Strudel and Banquet designate the classical repertoire for the first, and large scale projects for the second. The Mignardises series exclusively promotes the virtuoso capacities of the members of the ensemble, no matter the repertoire. Each one of them can thus propose pieces and share newly discovered favourites, accompanied by some of their colleagues.
For the Banquet category, we, along with the Choeur Saint-Laurent, give you cantatas by the great Bach, in the Bourgie Hall. Crossing the ocean solely for your pleasure, Alfredo Bernardini will then add hints of fruitiness to our Mignardise concert thanks to his extraordinary oboe skills. Our Minestrone will introduce you to the nonchalant virtuosity of the first instrumental Italian baroque, and to top it off, we present to you our Strudel, which this year consists of concertos and orchestra suites such as Bach and Telemann would have performed for Leipzig and Hamburg’s music lovers.
We hope to see you amongst us!