Meet Vincent Dumestre, Director of Le Poème Harmonique, the stars of EMV’s next concert. In this interview, Sylvia and Vincent discuss the music of the Louvre and of Italian composers such as Francesco Cavalli who you will hear live in concert on October 20!
Welcome to Notations - EMV's podcast. Through informal conversations with hosts such as Bill Richardson, Sylvia L’Écuyer, Elinor Frey, Christina Hutten and our own Suzie LeBlanc, meet our guest artists before they grace our stage and discover their unique journeys, their personalities and their inspiring projects.
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Meet our first solo keyboardist of the 2023/24 Season, Mélisande McNabney in her interview hosted by Sylvia L’Ecuyer. From piano inaugurations to tales of her musical family, Mélisande is sure to get you excited about her upcoming concert, Silver Apples of the Moon, a collaboration with The Chopin Society.
In this episode of Notations, EMV 2023 Artist-in-Residence Catalina Vicens chats with Suzie LeBlanc and Julia Halbert about her start in early music and how the works of Christine de Pizan and Martin le Franc have inspired her throughout her career. The conversation goes on to discuss the three concerts she is involved in at our Summer Festival – Our City of Ladies (with her ensemble Servir Antico), The Queen of Carthage (she is musical director) and her solo recital Songs Without Words plus her role as curator of the Tagliavini Collection and her excitement in coming to Vancouver for the first time.
Meet EMV’s 2023 Next Generation Artists, soprano Ai Horton, violinist Elana Cooper and cellist Jessica Korotkin! In this interview, host Julia Halbert gets to know the Next Gen artists and learns about what they hope to bring to this year’s summer festival. From Bach Parodies to tales of their college experiences, you’ll surely get to know these three women before seeing them live in concert.
In this episode of Intimate Conversations, Florence and Sébastien of La Rêveuse share how they incorporate bird sounds into their programme. They also teach us about how birds have influenced musicians when making music throughout history.
In this episode of Notations, guests Bruce Dickey and Hana Blazikova discuss how and why the cornetto and voice work so beautifully together and why they try to imitate each other. In addition, host Sylvia L’Ecuyer digs in to find out where the manuscripts for the On The Breath of Angels album were originally found.
In this episode of Intimate Conversations, host Sylvia L’Ecuyer sits down with three members of the Consone Quartet to discuss their journey as a group, the life and work of composer Fanny Mendelssohn and their upcoming concert Consone Quartet: BBC New Generation Artists.
Writer and broadcaster Bill Richardson sat down with Countertenor Reginald Mobley and Alexander Weimann, director of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, for an Intimate Conversation about music, what it means to “raise your voice,” their many years of friendship and the upcoming concert Raise, Raise the Voice.
Ariel Abramovich on how to construct a songbook from Spanish renaissance polyphony using intabulations, his project with soprano Maria-Cristina Kiehr, and how he secured lutesong commissions from rock musicians John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Tony Banks (Genesis) and Sting for his duo with tenor John Potter.