Concerts intimes – Summer 2021


July 3 and 4, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The fables of the fountain

The Molinari Quartet and its guest Catherine Perrin, on harpsichord and narration, will tell fables by Jean de La Fontaine on music by Gougeon and Rameau. Also on the program, Samuel Barber’s Quartet op.11.

To celebrate the start of the holidays, this concert will be free for children 12 and under!

Based on a work that has stood the test of time, this show will touch both adults and children. Indeed, “The Fables of La Fontaine” have not lost any of their relevance; they feature cunning, conceited, tender or a little silly animals, playing little very human comedies.

To tell them, the words of La Fontaine recited by Catherine Perrin (recognized host of Radio-Canada) and illustrated by original music by composer Denis Gougeon for harpsichord and string quartet. The harpsichord will become a hare, competing with the “turtle quartet”, or frog, wanting to equal in size a “ox quartet”! The music of Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764), performed on the harpsichord by Mme Perrin and the Molinari Quartet is full of colors and images, will complete the sound decor.

In total, ten fables forming as many poetic and musical tableaux will be offered to the public

July 18, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
The Quartet according to Glass

The Molinari Quartet continues its complete string quartets by American minimalist composer Philip Glass with quartets nos. 5, 6 and 7.

These quartets are of great harmonic richness and contain the most catchy music. Minimalist music certainly, but imbued with a multitude of colors, textures and styles.

Immerse yourself in the extraordinary musical universe of Philip Glass through his work for string quartet.