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LES VIOLONS DU ROY FOUNDATION WELCOMES ITS FORTEPIANO

Published on February 14, 2019

Quebec City, February 14, 2019Les Violons du Roy Foundation is thrilled to announce that following a two year wait worth every minute its fortepiano has at last arrived. The acquisition of this fortepiano comes at the instigation of Les Violons du Roy founding conductor Bernard Labadie and Les Violons du Roy Foundation chair Yves Demers with the generous assistance of a remarkable group of patrons determined to see the ensemble Les Violons du Roy equipped to pursue ever-more authentic performances of the Classical repertoire.

Jonathan Cohen et La Création de Haydn

Published on January 24, 2019

Quebec City, January 24, 2019 – Les Violons du Roy music director Jonathan Cohen is excited to be teaming up with La Chapelle de Québec to present one of the greatest masterpieces of the 18th century, Haydn’s The Creation. In a first for the orchestra and the choir, Les Violons du Roy and La Chapelle de Québec join with acclaimed soloists to perform the oratorio under the maestro’s baton on the following dates: Wednesday, February 27 at 8 p.m. and Thursday, February 28 at 8 p.m., Salle Raoul-Jobin at Palais Montcalm – Maison de la musique in Quebec City, and ​ Sunday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m., Maison symphonique de Montréal​.

L'étincelant violoncelliste Nicolas Altstaedt

Published on January 23, 2019

Quebec City, January 23, 2019 - Music director Jonathan Cohen and Les Violons du Roy are teaming up with cellist Nicolas Altstaedt to present two of the most beautiful music ever written for the cello: the concertos of C.P.E. Bach and F.J. Haydn. The concert will be given on Thursday, January 31, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Palais Montcalm - Maison de la musique in Quebec City and on Friday, February 1, at 7:30 p.m. at Bourgie Hall in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

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.