the baroque

Raising the baroque spirit

Founded by Francis Colpron in 1991, Les Boréades focuses on early music.

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A word from the musical director

A truly exceptional season awaits us! Our first concert will be quite original. As our friend Samuel Lalande-Markon, musician and adventurer, travels through Quebec’s Grand Nord, narrating his expedition, we, thanks to technology, will accompany him with live music. For our second concert we have chosen repertoire we have not touched for a long time: English music from the end of the 18th century, and particularly the ever-fascinating music of Purcell. You will surely be seduced by the lively and generous art of Johann Joachim Quantz in our concert-hommage to this composer who, though now somewhat overlooked, will always remain well loved by flutists. Finally, for the last concert of the season, we will have dancing and variety. Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière and Les Jardins chorégraphiques will unwind for us the intricate mutations of couple dances from the Renaissance to the Roaring Twenties…

So much not to be missed! And I would like to mention that our website has been updated. We hope you like our new look, and find it even easier to follow our activities …

Francis Colpron
Musical director

Discover the season
New release

Maestrino Mozart

For her second collaboration on the ATMA Classique label, Québec soprano Marie-Eve Munger presents a program devoted exclusively to operatic repertoire by the young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who composed these rarely heard arias between the ages of 10 and 16. Though often overlooked, this music is surprisingly rich. Munger is accompanied by Les Boréades de Montréal conducted by Philippe Bourque.

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Tribute to Molière

Tribute to Molière Les Boréades pay tribute to the 400th anniversary of Molière’s birth with Les Bouffons de Jean d’Estrée (Danseries, Paris, 1559) This work evokes Molière’s youth, when he […]

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