Vivaldi and His Curious Friends


Friday, March 17, 2023 - 19:30
Saturday, March 18, 2023 - 16:00
Sunday, March 19, 2023 - 14:00

Concert Hall

Salle Bourgie - MBAM

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Guest : Mathieu Lussier, Conductor and bassoon

Vivaldi—whether exuberant, dramatic, spiritual, or pastoral—is Vivaldi. But, what happens when his works are transformed by the playful spirit of the French? His Four Seasons were already quite in vogue at the Paris Concert Spirituel under the successive leadership of Royer and Mondonville, whose beautiful orchestral works Arion will perform; and the musette player Nicolas Chédeville concocted a lively arrangement of Vivaldi’s Spring, which will be interpreted by the virtuoso recorder player Vincent Lauzer. Yet in his lyric vein, Vivaldi is unique, as you will be persuaded by the magnetic soprano Samantha Louis-Jean.

Concert program

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Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer (1703-1755)
Pyrrhus, ouverture


Nicolas Chedeville (1705-1782)
Les saisons amusantes op.8

Concerto « le printemps »


Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Agitata da due venti, extrait de Griselda, RV 718

Laudate pueri, RV 601
     A solis ortu
     Gloria patri e filio

Alma oppressa, extrait de La fida ninfa, RV 614




Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville (1711-1772)
Sonate en symphonie n.1 en sol mineur


Charles-Henri de Blainville (1711-1769)
Symphonie dans un troisième mode


Nicolas Chedeville 
Les saisons amusantes op.8
     Concerto « La moisson »


Antonio Vivaldi

Un raggio di speme, extrait d'Orlando furioso, RV 728

Armatae face et angibus, extrait de Juditha triumphans, RV 644

Guest Artist(s)

Samantha Louis-Jean

Samantha Louis-Jean

The Canadian and French soprano SamanTha LouiS-Jean received her vocal training at the maîtrise de Radio-France, the university of the montreal then with marie Daveluy and Yolande Parent. She made her professional debut singing Euridice (Monteverdi...

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Vincent Lauzer

Vincent Lauzer

Révélation Radio-Canada 2013-2014 and Breakthrough Artist of the Year (2012 Opus Awards), recorder player Vincent Lauzer graduated from McGill University where he studied with Matthias Maute. He is the artistic director of the Lamèque Internationa...

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