Concert of the Year nominees and gallery opening at the Osprey
Baroque Quartet and Paintings by Malcolm Bruce
The Montreal quartet “Ensemble Les Songes” performs at the Osprey Arts Centre in Shelburne on Friday, Oct. 19. And just before they take the stage, the Osprey will host an art gallery opening in the lobby of paintings by the late Malcolm Bruce starting at 6:30 pm.
Ensemble Les Songes earned a ‘Concert of the Year’ nomination at the Prix Opus in the medieval, Renaissance, Baroque music category for the program they’ll play at the Osprey.
Joining soprano Samantha Louis-Jean is Vincent Lauzer on the recorder, the cellist Camille Paquette‐Roy and harpsichordist Mélisande McNabney.
Brought together by friendship, these four dynamic young performers share a passion for the Baroque repertoire. In 2015 and 2016, Les Songes crisscrossed Canada, performing their program ‘Alma Innamorata,’ with two ‘Concert of the Year’ nominees Ensemble Les Songes from Montreal perform at the Osprey in Shelburne on Friday, Oct. 19, preceded by a gallery opening of works by Malcolm Bruce starting 6:30 pm.
tours presented by the Jeunesses Musicales Canada.
Les Songes have performed in the Clavecin en Concert and La Dauphine concert series, at the Bourgie Hall and the Chapelle historique du Bon¬-Pasteur, as well as the International Baroque Music Festival in Lamèque. Their concert Agitata was recorded and
broadcast by CBC ICI Musique.
This is the sixth of seven concerts in the Osprey’s 2018 Periwinkle Series. For those who have been collecting stamps on their Periwinkle card, this may be the one that gets them to the four stamps required to enter to win dinner for two at the Quarterdeck in Summerville.
At 6:30 p.m., just before Les Songes takes the stage, the Osprey will host a free art opening in its Lobby Gallery of works by Malcolm Bruce.
Born in 1933 at his grandparents’ farm in Melbourne, Yarmouth County, Bruce grew up in Shelburne. He practiced
family medicine for twenty years in Ottawa before returning to Shelburne where he practiced his specialty, psychotherapy, until retiring. He died in 2016.
Bruce painted most of his life and left behind a large number of works. While in Ottawa, he advanced his painting skills by taking courses at the Ottawa School of Art.
On exhibit and for sale in this show is a group of oil and acrylic paintings that reflect one of Malcolm’s favourite places in the Ottawa area, the Gatineau Hills, as well as back home in Shelburne County.