Le Festival de Lanaudière presents

Destination Buenos Aires

Vivaldi in Venice, Boccherini in Madrid, Durante in Naples, and two centuries later, Piazzolla in Buenos Aires: the thread of an extraordinary musical tradition runs through the music, as profoundly Italian as it is cosmopolitan, spanning the flamboyant accents of the Baroque to the suave cantilenas of the master of Argentinian tango. Les Violons du Roy and Nicolas Ellis invite you on a journey of pleasure and harmony in which the Canadian virtuoso Kerson Leong shines in his Lanaudière debut.

Live in-person July 24, 2021 at 8:00pm at the Fernand-Lindsay Amphitheatre

On-demand streaming begins July 29, 2021 and is available for 14 days.

Les Violons du Roy

Founded by Bernard Labadie and currently under the musical direction of Jonathan Cohen, Les Violons du Roy is an ensemble of fifteen musicians devoted to the repertoire for chamber orchestra, with a special emphasis on music from the Baroque and Classical eras. They perform the latter repertoire using historical copies of period bows.

Nicolas Ellis, conductor

Artistic Director, conductor and founder of the Orchestre de l’Agora, Nicolas Ellis also serves as Artistic Partner with the Orchestre Métropolitain and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. He has appeared as a guest conductor with Les Violons du Roy, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil, Orchestre symphonique de Québec, Orchestre Métropolitain, Symphony Nova Scotia, McGill Chamber Orchestra, Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, and Royal Conservatory Orchestra in Toronto. He has enjoyed the opportunity to perform with artists including Jean-Guihen Queyras, Anthony Roth Constanzo and Charles Richard-Hamelin.

Kerson Leong, violin

Kerson Leong first took the music world by storm in 2010 by winning the coveted Junior First Prize at the prestigious Menuhin Competition. Ever since, the young Canadian violinist has astonished and won over both fellow musicians and audiences alike the world over with his rare and innovative mastery of his instrument, his natural ability to convey the subtlest of emotions, and the colossal scope of his live performances. Having been called “Canada’s next great violinist” (Ludwig van Toronto), he has distinguished himself with his unique approach as one of the most brilliant musicians of his generation.

Antonio Vivaldi
Sinfonia from L’Olimpiade, RV 725

Francesco Durante
Concerto for Strings No. 8 in A major, “La Pazzia”

Luigi Boccherini
String Quintet in C major, Op. 30 No. 6, G. 324, “La musica notturna delle strade di Madrid” (version for string orchestra)

Astor Piazzolla
Fuga y misterio
The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Live at the Fernand-Lindsay Amphitheatre, July 24, 2021 at 8:00pm
Streaming hyperlinks will be sent by email on the Thursday following the concert. Streaming available for 14 days.
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