Off Festival: Le Devin du Village

Photo Off festival
The next generation of baroque musicians in the spotlight

Jean-Jacques Rousseau was an accomplished composer as well as a movement-defining philosopher. Join the up-and-coming musicians for Le Devin du Village, a short comic opera about a village romance with catchy music and an audience sing-along.

Jessica Korotkin, cello Alice Boissinot Guastavino, Soprano, Mattias Lundberg, Bass, Dylan Hillerbrand, Countertenor, Ian Plansker and Vincent Canciello, flute, Sarah Douglass and Camille Poirier-Lachance, violin, Jessica Korotkin, cello

Tickets

20 $ - regular, 15 $ - 65 years and older, 10 $ - student

L'Orbite (metro Champ-de-Mars)
406, Notre-Dame Street East
Montreal QC
Canada

Notes de programme

Off Festival: Le Devin du village

Spotlight on the next generation of Baroque musicians
Scene II form Devin du village (Colette and Devin)
Artist(s) and Ensemble(s)

Scene II from Le Devin du village (Colette and Devin), engraving by Moreau le Jeune

Ensemble Bonaventure
Alice Boissinot Guastavino, soprano (Colette)
Dylan Hillerbrand, countertenor (Colin)
Mattias Lundberg, bass (le Devin)

Vincent Canciello, flute
Sarah Bleile Douglass and Alex Miron-Perreault, violins
Jessica Korotkin, violoncello
Ian Plansker, harpsichord 

Program
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)

Le Devin du Village (Fontainebleau, 1752)

Program Notes

Jean-Jacques Rousseau was an accomplished composer as well as a movement-defining philosopher. Join up-and-coming musicians for Le Devin du Village, a short comic opera about a village romance with catchy music and an audience sing-along.

Biographies

Ensemble Bonaventure is an early music ensemble based at McGill University in Montreal. Founded by McGill students Vincent Canciello, Ana Neocleous and Ian Plansker after a late night of rehearsals, Ensemble Bonaventure seeks to breathe a new spirit of vivacity, youth, and interpretive freedom into their music, exploring new, untapped frontiers within the world of historically informed performance. The ensemble is, at its heart, a student endeavour, and remains entirely run and funded by music students. Our November production of Dido & Aeneas, featuring a reconstruction of the lost prologue, was our first major project since our founding in February 2022.