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Les Violons du Roy nominated for a Grammy Award

Published on December 10, 2018

Chamber Music at Monastère des Augustines

Published on November 15, 2018

Quebec City, November 15, 2018 – Music director Jonathan Cohen and the musicians of Les Violons du Roy will draw inspiration from new surroundings as they fill the halls of Monastère des Augustines with the sublime chamber music of Arcangelo Corelli and other masters of the Baroque era. Together, they’ll perform two different programs in the monastery chapel, the first on Wednesday, November 28 at 7:30 p.m. and the second on Thursday, November 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Avi Avital, la mandoline virtuose

Published on November 13, 2018

Quebec City, November 13, 2018 – Music director Jonathan Cohen is delighted to welcome Avi Avital, the first solo mandolinist ever to be invited to play with Les Violons du Roy, in a Baroque program featuring instrumental works by Vivaldi and Handel. The performances will be on Thursday, November 22 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Quebec City’s Palais Montcalm - Maison de la musique and Friday, November 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Bourgie Hall, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Les Violons du Roy join forces with Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie to commemorate armistice day

Published on October 31, 2018

Québec City, October 30, 2018 – To mark the First World War armistice centenary , Les Violons du Roy are pleased to join Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie (ORCW) for a three-concert tour from November 10 to 12. Through the Amitiés belgo-canadiennes project, the two ensembles will pay tribute to the soldiers who died in the Battle of Mons in Belgium in 1918. 

Bernard Labadie, cérémonie des Lumières

Published on October 11, 2018

Quebec City, October 11, 2018 - For his first appearance of this 2018–2019 season, Bernard Labadie—Founding Conductor of Les Violons du Roy and Music Director of La Chapelle de Québec—will compound the brilliance of the two ensembles for what will undoubtedly be a night to remember Tuesday, October 30, and Wednesday, October 31, at 8 p.m. at Palais Montcalm - Maison de la musique in Quebec City and Saturday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Maison symphonique de Montréal.

Jonathan Cohen conducts Les Violons du Roy on tour in the United States

Published on October 9, 2018

Quebec City, October 10, 2018 – During Jonathan Cohen’s first North American tour as music director, Les Violons du Roy will offer a program juxtaposing works by G.F. Handel and Philip Glass accompanied by the extraordinary countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo in concert halls at major American universities between October 10 and 21, 2018.

Les Violons du Roy releases new album

Published on September 27, 2018

Quebec City, September 27, 2018 - Les Violons du Roy is pleased to present a new album featuring works by George Frideric Handel and Philip Glass. It’s the first solo album by American countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo and Les Violons du Roy’s first recording under the direction of Jonathan Cohen.

Anthony Roth Costanzo Sings Handel and Glass

Published on September 7, 2018

Quebec City, September 7, 2018 - Kicking off his very first season as music director of Les Violons du Roy, Jonathan Cohen is pleased to join exquisite countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo in an exciting program of works by G.F. Handel and Philip Glass. The concert will be performed on Wednesday, September 26 at 8 p.m. at Palais Montcalm - Maison de la musique in Quebec City and on Saturday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Maison symphonique de Montréal.

LES VIOLONS DU ROY 2018 SUMMER CONCERTS

Published on June 7, 2018

Quebec City, June 7, 2018 – From June 19 to September 16, Les Violons du Roy is proud to present a variety of summer concerts, which will take place in four churches in the Quebec City area and at a number of festivals in Quebec and Ottawa. There will be no shortage of opportunities for the public to experience unforgettable musical events this summer.

LES VIOLONS DU ROY ON TOUR IN LATIN AMERICA

Published on June 5, 2018

Quebec City, June 5, 2018 - Les Violons du Roy is pleased to announce that, following the final concerts of the 2017/18 season in Quebec City and Montreal on June 4 and 6, respectively, the orchestra will go on tour in Latin America from June 9 to 13.