An original musical program based on La Fontaine’s Fables will be set to music by composers from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Enjoy masterpieces by three 19th-century French composers: Jacques Offenbach (1819–1880), Charles Gounod (1818–1893) and Charles Lecocq (1832–1918), as well as more recent pieces by Jean Françaix (1912–1997) and Mario Versepuy (1882–1972).
The program includes works by two living Quebec composers; Gilbert Patenaude and Rachel Laurin are both fascinated by the universal genius of Jean de La Fontaine (1621–1695).
Under the artistic direction of Bruno Laplante, the concert features singers who are members of the Laplante-Duval family: France Duval, mezzo, Bruno Laplante, baritone, and their daughter Mathilde, soprano, who will be accompanied at the piano by their older daughter, Rosemarie.
Also performing are Les Filles de l’île, a choir of 15 young women who, directed and conducted by Gilbert Patenaude, will present his own arrangements based on La Fontaine’s Fables, as well as pieces by Charles Gounod. Mariane Patenaude will accompany on the piano.