Founded in 2010 by co-directors Mélisande Corriveau and Eric Milnes, Ensemble L’Harmonie des Saisons inspires audiences with its fresh and unique interpretive approach to period performance. After presenting forty different programs in over 150 concerts, the ensemble continues to garner acclaim throughout Quebec, Canada, and on its tours abroad. Their recordings on ATMA Classique, Las Ciudades de Oro (2016) Pardessus de Viole (2017), and Marin Marais: Badinages (2020) have been the recipients of the coveted JUNO prize, the Prix Opus, Radio-Canada’s Recording of the Year, was featured among the CBC’s Top Ten CDs of the Year, and was placed on the Apple Music Top Ten Classical Recording list (2020).
The ensemble is host to a prestigious series of concerts in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, and has been featured at festivals across Europe, North and South America. They are the recipient of generous grants from the Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Musicaction Foundation, and a number of Montérégie and Eastern Township municipalities. This past season they met the challenge of the pandemic by presenting over fifty of the ensemble’s performers in a series of eight online concerts on the Canada Classique streaming platform.
Upcoming productions include performances on tour of Bach’s St. John Passion and Magnificat, Cantatas of CPE and JS Bach, Handel’s Messiah, and a premiere performance of Faure’s Requiem on period instruments. In October will be released a duo CD of the music of JS Bach on ATMA Classique, followed by plans for four recordings in 2021-2022: Bach Arias and Chamber Music, Bach Concerti, Vivaldi Concerti, and French Baroque Chamber music.