COVID-19 update

October 21, 2020 — In light of the ban on gatherings in concert halls, the concert Emanuel’s Quartets will only be available streaming online. You can get the Fan Favorite Card and get 25% off for tickets.

Emanuel’s Quartets

Le testament musical de Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Flute, viola, harpsichord and cello

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was universally admired by fellow musicians and philosophers of the enlightenment movement alike. It is his unique style, combining force with a surprising tenderness, which allows him to stands out during his time. Sarah Levy-Itzig, an excellent keyboardist and Felix Mendelssohn’s future great-aunt, placed him an order in 1788 for three Quartets for flute, viola, the required keyboard and cello ad libitum – an unusual distribution! They will be his last compositions, which he finished just months before his death. They combine all elements of his style: elegance, contrast, poetry, expression and irresistible vivacity…

Program notes

Thursday November 19 2020, 7:30 pm

Live streaming

Webcast live and replay from November 20th at 6 PM until novembre 26th at 11 PM.


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Quatuor pour flûte, alto, clavecin et violoncelle en la mineur
Wq. 93 / H. 537 (1788)

Largo e sostenuto
Allegro assai

Quatuor pour flûte, alto, clavecin et violoncelle en  majeur
Wq. 94 / H. 538 (1788)

Sehr langsam und ausgehalten (Très lent et soutenu)
Allegro di molto

Quatuor pour flûte, alto, clavecin et violoncelle en sol majeur
Wq. 95 / H. 539 (1788)


Les Boréades de Montréal

Early music ensemble on period instruments

Founded by Francis Colpron in 1991, Les Boréades 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, traverso
Olivier Brault, violin
Mélisande Corriveau, viola da gamba
Jean-Willy Kunz, harpsichord