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Canada’s premier chamber ensemble Les Violons du Roy will perform a program of Renaissance and Baroque works, culminating in the work of JS Bach as the height of polyphony, led by the charismatic, award-winning pianist Jeremy Denk.
PROGRAM (subject to change)
H. VON BINGEN O virtus Sapientiae transcribed for strings*
BYRD Haec Dies transcribed for strings*
MORLEY Christes Crosse transcribed for strings*
MONTEVERDI Zefiro torna e di soavi accenti
J.S. BACH Keyboard concerto in E Major, BWV 1053
BIBER Battalia à 10 - Sonata di Marche
PURCELL Fantasia a 4 in D minor, Z. 739
DOWLAND Lachrimae or Seaven Teares
GESUALDO Moro, lasso, al mio duolo transcribed for strings*
J.S. BACH Keyboard concerto in D minor, BWV 1052
*All transcriptions by Jeremy Denk and Les Violons du Roy
“Is Les Violons du Roy perhaps the best early-music ensemble in North
America? Check. ” The Washington Post
“Mr. Denk is a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs, in
whatever combination—both for his penetrating intellectual engagement
with the music and for the generosity of his playing.” The New York Times