Festival Bach Montréal presents

Orchestre de l’Agora

The Brandenburg Concertos

In March 1721, Johann Sebastian Bach sent the dedicated autograph copy of the Brandenburg Concertos to Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg, who had commissioned the works.  This year the six concertos will be featured at the Bach Festival in Köthen where these crown jewels of Baroque music were composed 300 years ago. The Festival Bach Montréal is delighted to also take part in the celebrations to mark this momentous 300th anniversary with an exceptional performance by conductor Nicolas Ellis and L’Orchestre de l’Agora.

The Orchestre de l’Agora, under the direction of Nicolas Ellis, is a multifaceted musical collective that is reinventing the role that classical musicians play in their community by focusing on their talent and commitment. The musicians, who are young professionals from the Montreal area, are among the finest of their generation. Through their music, they actively take part in our bold concerts and outreach efforts. Together, they are out to change the world, one note at a time.

Since it was founded in 2013, the Orchestre has had a twofold purpose: to showcase art and classical music, and to contribute to society. Much like its founder, Nicolas Ellis, the Orchestre is focused on the core values of initiative, collaboration, commitment, impact, and boldness. These values have been reflected in the Orchestre’s many undertakings over the years.

Orchestre de l’Agora
Nicolas Ellis, conductor
Stéphane Beaulac, trumpet
Vincent Lauzer, recorder
Luc Beauséjour, harpsichord
Noémie Caron-Marcotte, flute
Julie Triquet, violin
Élise Poulin, oboe

The Brandenburg Concertos
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Concerto n° 1, in F major, BWV 1046
Concerto n° 3, in G major, BWV 1048
Concerto n° 5, in D major, BWV 1050
Concerto n° 6, in B flat major, BWV 1051
Concerto n° 4, in G major, BWV 1049
Concerto n° 2, in F major, BWV 1047

November 28, 2021 at 7:30pm
To purchase your tickets visit: www.festivalbachmontreal.com

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