The Longueuil Symphony and Alexandre Da Costa present BaROCK Symphonic Stradivarius webcast from March 11 to April 1, 2021
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Montreal, March 3, 2021 – From March 11 to April 1, 2021, the – Longueuil Symphony and its soloist conductor Alexandre Da Costa present the great Stradivarius BaROCK Symphony show in a webcast. This virtual concert, recorded in the unique Plaza Theatre, unveils all the richness of baroque music… with a touch of madness! What would the music of this flamboyant period have been if Bach had travelled back in time to immerse himself in today’s rock, jazz and electro-pop? This is the question to which the violin rock star and his orchestra are attempting an answer – a particularly convincing one! – with Stradivarius BaROCK Symphony show!
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Offering a daring experience that appropriates and revisits the music of composers who lived at the time of Louis XIV, the – Longueuil Symphony and Alexandre Da Costa, armed with his 1701 “Deveault” Stradivarius, will be accompanied by a jazz trio composed of veterans Matt Herskowitz, Éric Lagacé and William Régnier. Virtuoso pianist Matt Herskowitz has performed in countless concerts and festivals around the world, including Carnegie Hall, the Montreal International Jazz Festival, and several European festivals. Regular bassist of the legendary Oliver Jones, Éric Lagacé is one of the great classical and jazz musicians of Quebec, he also signs several arrangements of Stradivarius BaROCK Symphony show.
Stradivarius BaROCK Symphony show offers several unexpected reinterpretations of classics of the time, think of Vivaldi’s Summer in rock version, Bach’s Toccate and Boogie in boogie and soft jazz or Pachelbel’s famous Canon as never heard before! Also, the Orchestra will have the joy of welcoming on stage, Bruno Pelletier, in Caccini’s touching Ave Maria, as well as the singer-songwriter with the feline voice, La Bronze, in La Passion selon La Bronze. This virtual concert will be interspersed with interviews, conducted by the famous host Sonia Benezra, with Bruno Pelletier, La Bronze, Matt Herskowitz and Alexandre Da Costa.
The Orchestra wishes to showcase this incredible production and is very happy to share this show with these musicians and guests who all have international careers.
Once again, Alexandre Da Costa will conduct this concert with a specificity that distinguishes him as a conductor, the rare technique known as Play & Conduct. The Quebecois maestro is one of five international conductors who lead a symphony orchestra while playing, an unusual musical signature that the musician, who also faces the audience, is particularly fond of. “I love this way of communicating with my colleagues in the Orchestra, it’s a very direct way of making music between musicians, without intermediaries. This was the norm in the days of Bach, Mozart, and also Strauss, with the great Viennese waltzes conducted on the violin. A real symbiosis,” enthuses Alexandre Da Costa.
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