Bach and the Bernardini
Arion Baroque Orchestra

Witness an exuberant and convivial gathering of family and friends around Bach’s instrumental music, quite like he was himself in the habit of doing. The Bernardinis father and daughter, on oboe and violin respectively, join with the Arion family and two of its founding members—Hank Knox on harpsichord and Claire Guimond on flute—to share some of the finest Baroque concertos and orchestral works.

J.S. Bach’s portraits, between truth and conjecture
Although only one is rigorously authentic, it is somewhat curious that a great number of portraits supposedly of Bach remain today, given the lack of notoriety he enjoyed in his lifetime. This can be explained by the fact that they have been preciously preserved after his death by his sons and admirers at the moment when his glory stood, which has not been the case for the composers of his time fallen into oblivion after their passing, or by the fact that some paintings showing an unidentified German bourgeois with a severe eye, a short wig and a double chin, have been wrongly considered – only the wealthy are lent to – as representing the great Cantor… The answer in images.

François Filiatrault
Lecturer, writer and consultant in ancient music
François Filiatrault has been for a few decades an artistic advisor and writer for many groups and musicians specialized in Renaissance, baroque and classique repertoires. He also gives lectures on diverse ancient music topics, in connection with History and Art History, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) and diverse cultural organizations. He has designed and codirected a musical audioguide, which, since 2012, accompanies the international art collection of the MMFA. He has recently been Musical commissioner of the exhibit Splendore a Venezia, presented at the MMFA during fall 2013. Mr. Filiatrault also collaborates with the Quebec Music Council as an instructor and a lecturer.
*The lecture will be given in French.

Concert program
Sinfonia in D from the cantata BWV 42
Triple concerto for flute, violin and harpsichord in A minor BWV 1044
Concerto in C minor for oboe and violin BWV 1060
Concerto for violin in A minor BWV 1041
Overture no1 in C BWV 1066

Cecilia Bernardini, Violin
Hank Knox, Harpsichord
Claire Guimond, Flute
Alfredo Bernardini, Oboe

Concert dates
Friday, February 12, 2016 – 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 13, 2016 – 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 14, 2016 – 2:00 PM

For information and tickets:    514-355-1825

Event location: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ Bourgie Concert Hall

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