SAISON 2020-2021

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Split-screen baroque Hors-d’oeuvres by Francis Colpron

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Demystified baroque news

« Okay, Houston, we’ve had a problem here ». C’est avec ces mots que Jack Swigert a signalé l’explosion qui allait compromettre la mission spatiale Apollo 13 en 1970. Les six derniers mois nous ont appris que c’est maintenant la terre qui a le problème. Nous pensons......

Il est maintenant temps de jeter le rideau sur une saison hors du commun. La crise de la Covid-19 passera assurément à l’histoire comme une période difficile pour les arts de la scène. Mais retenons ceci : en dépit de la distanciation sociale, nous avons......

Dear music-loving friends, In the light of the last announcements made by our governments to help stop the spread of COVID-19, we are forced to cut current season short. The benefit concert planned for June 9 and the Académie de musique ancienne de Saint-Camille, from......

Francis Colpron
Artistic director

Artistic Director’s Note

2019-2020 SEASON

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.

We hope to see you amongst us!

Francis Colpron


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.