J-S and Friends present Brahms' Horn Trio and Saint-Saens Violin Sonata No. 1
|Organizer||Bach on the Rock Music Society|
|Date||June 11, 2023|
|Start Time||3:00 pm|
|Event Length||1.5 hrs|
|Location||All Saints by-the-Sea Anglican Church|
Join Bach on the Rock’s artistic director Jean-Sébastien Lévesque on piano, along with Victor
Fournelle-Blain on violin and Margaret Fisher on horn for a special concert on the afternoon of
Sunday, June 11.
Jean-Sébastien and Victor will play Camille Saint Saens’ Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor, a work
known for its technical difficulty. San Francisco Symphony program writer Scott Foglesong described
it as “a dazzling showcase for both instruments.” They will be joined by Margaret for Johannes
Brahms’ stunningly beautiful Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano in E-flat major.
The concert is at All Saints by-the-Sea church on Park Drive and begins at 3 p.m.
Victor has played with numerous orchestras and ensembles, including the Orchestre
Symphonique de Montréal and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, where he held the position
of principal viola. He is currently part of the McGill University faculty. His awards have
included the McGill Schulich School of Music’s 2014 Golden Violin Award and concerto
competition, Prix d’Europe 2012 and second prize of the 2010 OSM Standard Life
Margaret was an active performer in several orchestras and chamber groups in Alberta before moving to Salt
Spring Island, and now plays in concerts with the Vancouver Island Symphony, the Victoria Symphony, the Civic
Orchestra of Victoria, the Sooke Orchestra and Bach on the Rock.
Along with leading ensembles in Québec and being the pianist for Les Voix de le Montagne
before moving to Vancouver in 2020, Jean-Sébastien has played piano with well-known
musicians and singers, developing a broad repertoire along the way. He was mentored by
Jean Saulnier in achieving his master’s of music degree from the Université de
Montréal, and participated in master classes with pianists and teachers such as Jean-
Philippe Collard, Jacques Rouvier, Louis Lortie, John Perry and Marc Durand. He has
been director of Bach on the Rock’s chamber orchestra and choir since the fall of
2022, developing a unique musical community and leading the group in presenting
Tickets are available online at https://www.bachontherock.com/tickets until 12 pm the day of the concert, and can be purchased at the door with cash, card, or cheque, starting one hour before the performance.
All proceeds from the June 11 concert will benefit the Bach on the Rock Music Society, helping to
cover expenses of its next season of concerts.
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