Les Boréades’ Blog

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Chers amis mélomanes, Votre ensemble préféré, Les Boréades, toujours animé par des idées artistiques originales, continue à explorer cette saison encore l’inépuisable répertoire de la musique baroque. Mes amis musiciens et moi sommes persuadés que les quatre concerts de la saison 2019-2020, toujours aussi variés,......

My dear music-loving friends, As we do every spring, we ask for your help in order to continue presenting you with artistic projects that meet our ambitions. Private revenue from your donations and sponsorship represents 10% of our annual budget, and is essential to keep......

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.