Mélanie Léonard is eager to make music

Mélanie Léonard a hâte de faire de la musique

The conductor Mélanie Léonard will return with his baton Saturday, when she will direct les Violons du Roy in a concert tribute to the Italian composer Astor Piazzolla.

A benefit that fits inside a digital festival of four performances featuring the entire quebec and the Quebec symphony Orchestra, to be broadcast on their pages Facebook another and on YouTube.

“The last concert I conducted was on march 4, with les Violons du Roy. I am feverish and I feel joy. I look forward to making music “, she started, in a telephone interview.

Nicolas Ellis

Nicolas Ellis, chief and director of the Orchestra of the Agora, will conduct the OSQ for a second time after a first concert virtual presented on July 17.

It will be at the controls of a program, Friday at 19: 30, noting the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven, with the’Overture Leonore III of the opera Fidelio , and the Symphony no. 6.

“The concerts in mode distancing requires more concentration, attentiveness and energy. My gestures need to be more clear in order to join the musicians that are further away “, he remarked.


Mélanie Léonard will lead, on Saturday at 19: 30, a tribute to Piazzolla, with works of the Italian composer, a suite composed by Denis Plante and the room Last Round of the argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov.

Last Round is a kind of tribute to Piazzolla, which featured two quartets confront each other and which are separated in the middle by a double bass player. It is very virtuoso and very fast-paced “, she said.

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