The Edmonton Chamber Music Society

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Les Violons du Roy

Les Violons du Roy

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
8 PM  
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CONVOCATION HALL  |  U of A Campus
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Mathieu Lussier  Conductor
Louis-Philippe Marsolais  Horn

The internationally renowned chamber orchestra Les Violons du Roy was brought together in 1984 by music director Bernard Labadie and specializes in the vast repertoire of music for chamber orchestra. A recent highlight in the ensemble’s history was its acclaimed performance at the Berliner Philharmonie with Magdalena Kozená during its January 2014 European tour, which also included stops in London, Brussels and Paris.

Les Violons du Roy’s discography, which includes three Juno Award–winning recordings and one Félix Award, boasts 26 titles that have garnered wide critical acclaim.

Touring with 17 players, it is led by conductor Mathieu Lussier and features celebrated Quebec horn virtuoso Louis-Philippe Marsolais .

À l’aube du romantisme / At the dawn of Romanticism

Felix Mendelssohn
(1809-1847)
String symphony
No. 10 in B minor
Franz Joseph Haydn
(1732-1809)
Horn Concerto
No.2 in D major, Hob.VIId:4
Robert Schumann
(1810-1856)
Adagio et Allegro
Op. 70
Franz Schubert
(1797-1828)
String Quartet
No. 14 in D minor “Death and the Maiden”
“The Music Center at Strathmore presented what was probably one of the top 10 concerts of the year… The Quebec-based chamber orchestra played with stylistic panache… and laser-precise ensemble."Charles T. Downey, The Washington Post   October 16, 2013
“…powerful ensemble … remarkable tightness and focus.”
Zachary Woolfe, The New York Times    October 23, 2012

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