EMV is proud to present a series of intimate concerts at St. Anselm’s Church made possible by the generous support of the Drance Family. Each concert is followed by a small reception where audience members can engage with the musicians. Concerts are all admission-by-donation.
Starry Night with J.S. Bach
Marc Destrubé continues his exploration of J.S. Bach’s six Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin, in the second of three concerts at St. Anselm’s (the third will be on June 22nd, 2024) . These profound and challenging works, composed in 1720, have become monuments of the solo violin repertoire and a source of constant study and fascination for violinists through history. This programme will include the second sonata in a minor (BWV 1003), and the second partita, in d minor (BWV 1004), which concludes with the monumental Chaconne.
Saturday, November 25 | 2:30 p.m.
St. Anselm’s Church
These concerts are generously supported by the Drance Family
Canadian violinist Marc Destrubé is equally at home as a soloist, chamber musician, concertmaster or director/conductor of orchestras and divides his time between performances of standard repertoire on modern instruments and performing baroque and classical music on period instruments.
As a concertmaster, he has played under Sir Simon Rattle, Kent Nagano, Helmuth Rilling, Christopher Hogwood, Philippe Herreweghe, Gustav Leonhardt and Frans Brüggen. He is co-concertmaster of the Orchestra of the 18th Century with which he has toured the major concert halls and festivals of the world. He was concertmaster of the CBC Radio Orchestra from 1996 to 2002, concertmaster of the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, and founding director of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra.
He is first violinist with the Axelrod String Quartet, quartet-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., where the quartet plays on the museum’s exceptional collection of Stradivari and Amati instruments. He has also performed and recorded with L’Archibudelli and is a member of the Turning Point and la Modestine ensembles and Microcosmos string quartet in Vancouver.
He has appeared as soloist and guest director with symphony orchestras in Victoria, Windsor, Edmonton and Halifax as well as with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra and Lyra Baroque Orchestra. A founding member of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, he has appeared with many of the leading period-instrument orchestras in North America and Europe including as guest concertmaster of the Academy of Ancient Music and of the Hanover Band.
Marc has recorded for Sony, EMI, Teldec, Channel Classics, Hänssler, Globe and CBC Records.