Montreal, March 25th, 2022 – I Musici de Montreal Chamber Orchestra is happy to present a baroque program featuring Andréanne Brisson Paquin (soprano) in a few excerpts from Handel’s opera. She will be accompanied, a few times throughout the concert, by Marjorie Tremblay (oboist) and Julie Triquet (the orchestra’s solo violinist). The concert will take place on Thursday, April 14, at 2 pm and 7:30 pm, at the Pierre-Mercure hall of the Centre Pierre-Péladeau. A webcast version of the concert will be available from April 21 to May 8.

« Everyone loves baroque music for its sophistication, beautiful harmonies, and moving solos. For Eastertide, we have programmed exceptional excerpts from Handel operas sung by the wonderful Andréanne Brisson Paquin and some of the most popular works from the baroque era. Who isn’t familiar with Pachelbel’s Canon by now? » – says Jean-François Rivest, conductor and artistic advisor.

Andréanne Brisson Paquin has been collaborating on chamber as well as concert music since her return to Quebec after studying at the Amsterdam Conservatory. Winner of numerous national and international awards, she won the first prize at the Prix d’Europe Competition in 2011 and, in 2012, she was a finalist at the Montreal International Music Competition. She also won the Audience favorite award at the Mary Trueman Song Competition in New York in 2016, the 2nd prize at the National Music Competition, the Eckhardt-Grammatté competition and the 2nd prize at the Lyon International Chamber Music Competition in 2013.

Marjorie Tremblay has held the position of second oboe at the Orchestre Métropolitain since 2008. She regularly joins several Quebec ensembles, including Les Violons du Roy, with whom she has performed in the largest venues in Europe and in the United States, such as the Berlin Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall. A dedicated educator, she teaches oboe at Collège Notre-Dame in Montreal.


Purcell – Fantasia in Three Parts Upon a Ground in D major, Z. 731
Bach – Cantate BWV 21, Sinfonia et Aria : Seuftzer Tränen
Bach – Sinfonia and “Seufzer Tränen” from Cantata BWV 21
Handel – “Ah! spietato!” from Amadigi di Gaula, Act I, Scene IV
Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major (2nd movement of the Italian Concerto BWV 971; violin transcription by Jean-François Rivest)
Handel – “Chi t’intende? o cieca instabile!” from Berenice, regina d’Egitto, Act III
Handel – “Myself I shall adore” from Semele
Bach – Passacaglia in C minor BWV 582 (transcription by Bernard Labadie)
Bach – Suite for Orchestra No. 3, “Air”
Pachelbel – Canon (in three parts)


Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. : Pierre-Mercure Hall

From April 21st to May 8th: webcast

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Founded in 1983 by Yuli Turovsky, the I Musici de Montreal Chamber Orchestra is composed of 15 exceptional musicians, whose varied repertoire spans from the 17th century to present day. Jean-François Rivest, a renowned artist and educator, has been the conductor since January 2021. I Musici de Montreal interprets and promotes original programming based on discovery, tradition, originality and innovation in classical music.

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