Canada 150: early music in Quebec
As part of Radio 3's Canada 150 celebration, Hannah French explores the vibrant early music scene in Montreal, introducing music from Les Voix Humaines and soprano Suzie Leblanc.
As part of Radio 3's Canada 150 celebrations, Hannah French explores the vibrant early music scene in Montreal. Period performance is thriving in Canada, intriguingly more so than in the USA. Hannah visits some of Montreal's prestigious early music venues and chats to some of the scene's biggest names in the lead-up to the 15th Montreal Baroque Festival. Featuring gamba player Susie Napper - artistic director of Les Voix Humaines; soprano Suzie Leblanc - founder and director of Le Nouvel Opéra; and vocal ensemble conductor Andrew McAnerney.
CANADA 150: a week of programmes from across Canada, marking the 150th anniversary of the founding of the nation and exploring the range and diversity of Canadian music and arts.