Joël Thiffault, conductor and harpsichord
Julie Triquet, violin
Grégoire Jeay, traverso
With the Holiday Season just days away, harpsichordist and conductor Joël Thiffault will mark his conducting début with I Musici with the presentation of a brilliant program placing baroque music alongside a rereading of it by Montreal composer Michael Oesterle.
For this third program in the Ogilvy Series, I Musici will perform the Pavine by John Jenkins, a solemn and formal court dance popular throughout Europe in the 16th century, as well as the Abdelazer Overture (or The Moor’s Revenge) by Henry Purcell, and the Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 2 by Handel, one of the baroque composer’s “Twelve Grand Concetos.” This program will also see I Musici perform Winter from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, as well as a recent work by composer Michael Oesterle, one in which the cello plays the role of Giordano Bruno, a 16th century philosopher accused of heresy. Finally, I Musici caps off the concert with a performance of the Ode for the New Year 1756, one of 18 works of its kind attributed to English-born composer William Boyce.