Karina Gauvin | Photo : Michael Slobodian
September 29, 20227:30 p.m.
withKarina Gauvin, soprano
Our journey will begin in the British Isles, a group of islands with so many myths and legends. The British Isles have always captured our imagination with stories of the Knights of the Round Table, Loch Ness, Robin Hood, and dragons and druids. We will discover these stories once again through magical works by Britten, Walton, Holst, and Elgar. In our rendition, the High Priestess is unquestionably the wonderful soprano Karina Gauvin. Her creativity will shine through Britten’s sublime Illuminations.
— Jean-François Rivest
Pierre-Mercure Hall of the Pierre-Péladeau Centre
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Recognized for her absolute mastery of the Baroque repertoire, Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin sings Bach, Mahler, Britten and the music of the 20th and 21st centuries with equal success.
Mrs Gauvin has sung with the world’s leading symphony orchestras, including the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, the San Francisco Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the New York Philharmonic and the Rotterdam Philharmonic, as well as Baroque orchestras such as, the Venice Baroque Orchestra, Les Talens Lyriques, Accademia Bizantina, Il Complesso Barocco, the English Concert, Collegium 1704, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Les Violons du Roy.
She has performed under conductors, Michael Tilson Thomas, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Ivor Bolton, Michel Plasson, Mikko Frank, Teodor Currentzis, Charles Dutoit, Bernard Labadie, Christophe Rousset, Václav Luks, Jérémie Rhorer and the late Alan Curtis among others.
Her extensive discography – more than 50 titles – has won her numerous awards, including a “Chamber Music America Award” for her “Fête Galante” disc with pianist Marc-André Hamelin, 3 Grammy nominations for her recordings with the Boston Early Music Orchestra and several Juno and Opus Prizes. During the pandemic, Ms. Gauvin participated in an extensive recording project to record the complete songs of Jules Massenet, due out in the fall of 2022.
Brook Green Suite Duration: approx. 8 minutes
Serenade op. 20Duration: approx. 12 minutes
Les Illuminations (for soprano and strings)Duration: approx. 22 minutes 30 secondes
Sonata for String OrchestraDuration: approx. 26 minutes
Julie Triquet plays a Giuseppe Odoardi 1726 violin generously loaned by Mr. David B. Sela.Amélie Benoit Bastien plays a Nicolas Vuillaume 1850 violin and a bow by Sartory generously loaned by CANIMEX.Annie Guénette plays a Joseph Gagliano 1768 violin and a bow by Lamy generously loaned by CANIMEX.Tim Halliday plays a Mira Gruszowand Gideon Baumblatt’s Kolia cello (2014), generously loaned by Mr. David B. Sela Marieve Bock plays a Maucotel Paris cello (1849), generously loaned by CANIMEX.