Women of the Baroque Era

Indoor Concert

Friday, March 4, 2022 - 19:30
Saturday, March 5, 2022 - 18:00
Sunday, March 6, 2022 - 14:00

Concert Hall

Salle Bourgie - MBAM

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Online Concerts

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Guest conductor : Franck-Emmanuel Comte, Guest Conductor

Devoted to music of the French Baroque, this program presents for the first time in Canada the investigations by the French harpsichordist and conductor Franck-Emmanuel Comte and the Canadian soprano Heather Newhouse of works by 18th-century women composers. Very few in their own time were as celebrated as Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre under the Ancien Régime. Yet often concealed by pseudonyms, these women managed in the heyday of Rameau’s glorious music to leave behind works well worth our admiration. Their rediscovery comes none too soon!

Concert program

Jean-Philippe Rameau

Zaïs, Pastorale héroïque (excerpts)

Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre

Céphale et Procris », Tragédie lyrique (excerpts)

Jean-Philippe Rameau

Les Fêtes d’Hébé - Opéra ballet – 1739 (excerpts)

Julie Pinel

Le printemps - Cantatille (excerpts)

Mademoiselle Duval

Les Génies ou les Caractères de l’amour - Opéra ballet (excerpts)

Jean-Philippe Rameau

Platée - Comédie lyrique (excerpts)

Guest Artist(s)

Heather Newhouse

Heather Newhouse

Canadian soprano, Heather Newhouse studied at the University of Western Ontario, Canada where she completed a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance. In 2006, she completed a Master of Music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. In 20...

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During the final session of her undergraduate degree in violin performance at McGill University, Marie NadeauTremblay decided to try her hand at the Baroque. She joined the university’s Baroque orchestra and fell head over heels in love! Transporte...

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