Through six concertos, Les Idées heureuses will introduce the audience to the sweet, warm sounds of such seldom heard Italian baroque instruments as the mandolino, the baroque guitar, the viola d’amore, and the 5-string cello.
Works by Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741) - Guitar Concerto in D major (RV 93) - Concerto for viola d’amore, mandolin, strings, and continuo in D minor (RV 540) - Concerto for organ in D major, transcribed by J.S. Bach, after Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto, Opus 3, No. 9 (BWV 972) - Concerto for 5-string cello in G major (RV 414) - Trio for violin, lute, and continuo in G minor (RV 85) - Mandolin concerto in C Major (RV 425)
Pascal Valois: baroque guitar Esteban La Rotta: mandolin, lute, and theorbo Elinor Frey: 5-string cello Olivier Brault: viola d’amore and violin Tanya Laperrière: violin Jacques-André Houle: viola and violin Francis Palma-Pelletier: violone Dorothéa Ventura: harpsichord Geneviève Soly: organ, musical direction.
Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
1339 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1G2