Les Amusements de la Chambre debuts in Victoria

Les Amusements de la Chambre is excited to launch its debut season

Les Amusements de la Chambre is excited to launch its debut season in Victoria with a performance of Jean Philippe Rameau’s Pièces de clavecin en concerts for harpsichord and two violins.

The concert takes place at the Church of St. John the Divine, 1611 Quadra St., on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 8 p.m. with a matinee at 3 p.m.

Les Amusements de la Chambre, comprised of harpsichordist Katelyn Clark and violinist Emily Redhead, is delighted to welcome guest artist Hannah Burton on violin for this charming program of baroque chamber music.

Les Amusements de la Chambre is a Canadian chamber ensemble specializing in the performance of music for early keyboard and strings. Founded by Clark and Redhead at The Banff Centre in 2010, the ensemble explores repertoire from the 17th century to contemporary works of today.

Les Amusements has distinguished itself through creative presentations of the 18th century concert experience. Based in Victoria and Montréal, the ensemble collaborates with a variable pool of musicians in concert and frequently performs and commissions works by Canadian composers.

Les Amusements was recently awarded a grant by the Canada Council of the Arts to commission a new work for harpsichord and violin by Linda Catlin Smith, which premiered at the Toronto Summer Music Garden.

Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for seniors and $20 general admission. They are available at the door, or in advance at Ivy’s Bookshop, 2188 Oak Bay Ave., and amusementsdelachambre.com.

 

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