Nature in its various manifestations and through its impact on human activity at once fascinated and inspired that great Venetian conjurer, Vivaldi. Apart from the famous Seasons, storms, birds, frost, the hunt, and rustic revelry can be found in a good number of his concertos and vocal music. Experience the exhilaration of the tempest as well as the joys nature also bestows in this opening concert of Arion’s 35th Season, expressed by the moving voice of Mireille Lebel, the eloquent violin of Enrico Onofri, and the sensitive flute of Claire Guimond.
Lutenist and trained musicologist, Guy Marchand is a lecturer at the Sherbrooke University School of Music.
*The lecture will be given in French.
Concerto Alla rustica in G for strings and continuo RV 151 Listen here
Gelido in ogni vena, aria from Farnace Listen here
Motet for mezzo-soprano, strings and continuo, Sum in medio tempestatum RV 632 Listen here
Aria Sum in medio tempestatum – Rec Quid ergo
Aria Semper maesta – Alleluja
Concerto in D for flute, strings and continuo ‘Il Gardellino” F. VI no. 14 Listen here
Concerto in E for violin, strings and continuo Op. VIII n. 1 La Primavera Listen here
Concerto in B flat for violin, strings and continuo Op. VIII n. 10 La Caccia Listen here
Concerto in E flat for violin, strings and continuo Op. VIII n. 5 La Tempesta di mare Listen here
Claire Guimond is a leading baroque flautist, recognised first in Canada and now well established on the world scene.
She is a founding member and artistic director of the Arion Baroque Orchestra, with which she has frequently toured in Nort...See the full biography of Claire Guimond
Canadian mezzo−soprano Mireille Lebel grew up in Vancouver and studied music at the University of Toronto and the University of Montreal. Following her studies she was awarded major grants by the Canada Council and the J. Desmarais Foundation an...See the full biography of Mireille Lebel