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General Public: $44

Museum Member: $38

34 and under: $23


Les Idées heureuses - Chaconne and chocolate: Italian delights

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Carte blanche to Dorothéa Ventura

Following the success of its first edition, the Chaconne and Chocolate concert plunges us once again into the captivating universe of chaconne, but this time in 17th century Italy. For several centuries, the chaconne remained most popular and fascinated many through the simplicity of its composition. A bass motif repeats continuously throughout the performance, in an almost hypnotic way, on which one or more voices come to rest and thus come to blossom, discourse or improvised. In Italy, the chaconne is marked by the virtuosity of these superior voices.

Amplifying this musical into offering so many expressive possibilities, the concert Chaconne and Chocolate: Italian delights offers a suite of vocal and instrumental chaconnes, grouped by theme, giving way to the overflowing creativity and virtuosity of the performers… an evening of pure pleasure!

But why chocolate? Anyone who has tasted the chaconne knows the difficulty of bringing it to an end, similar to melting chocolate. Little chocolat delights will follow the magic performance, to prolong the concert experience.


General Public: $44

Museum Member: $38

34 and under: $23

Tuesday February 28, 2023 at 07:30 pm


Ariadne Lih, soprano
Janelle Lucyk, soprano
Kerry Bursey, tenor, theorbo
Tanya LaPerrière, violin
Vincent Lauzer, recorder
Antoine Malette-Chénier, triple harp
Camille Paquette-Roy, cello
Matthias Soly-Letarte, percussion
Dorothéa Ventura, soprano, harpsichord continuo, musical direction


Nine performers share their enthusiasm for this musical form through vocal and instrumental works by Claudio MONTEVERDI (1567-1643), Stefano LANDI (1587-1639), Barbara STROZZI (1619-1677), Giovanni Felice SANCES (1600-1679), Giovanni LEGRENZI (1626-1690), Tarquino MERULA (1595-1665), Luigi ROSSI (1597-1653), Nicola MATTEIS (1650 - 1700) and Francesco CAVALLI (1602-1676)

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