Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Festival Montréal Baroque
Looking back to the end of June... Festival Montréal Baroque.
A highlight of my year is always the Montreal Baroque Festival - a few days of frenzied concert-going with friends - friends from Toronto and friends of the many musicians who teach at CAMMAC. The directors, Susie Napper and Matthias Maute, always plan a wide array of interesting concerts.
From France - Ensemble Fuoco e Cenere, who treated us to a musical and alimentary feast - a concert full of humour and charm.
And delectable morsels to sample after the concert.
Concerts held in unusual spaces - even early in the morning. This was a concert of medieval music, built around the themes found in Rabelais' novels.
Or music accompanied by painting according to theories proposed at the time of Telemann.
Concerts that feature bright, young talent along with more seasoned musicians...
Watching the masters and marvelling at the up and coming.
And then it was over -the magic dissolving for another year. This event always launches my summer.