April 15, 2018
“Forestare has managed to create a sound that is distinct…The effect created by this mass of guitars…is quite simply striking.” – La Presse
Forestare, a Québec-based ensemble, comprises 12 guitars and two double basses. Their three recordings include its 2007 self-titled CD, which garnered a Félix as Instrumental Album of the Year, and the 2016 Baroque. It has also toured its environmental concert De l’arbre à la guitare throughout Canada, France, and Chile, performing where possible outdoors and in forests.
The ensemble will perform works from its Baroque CD. Arrangers are David Pilon (conductor), David Ratelle, and Jürg Kindle. Take a peek at their bracing performances.
Their April 15th programme:
Vivaldi – Trio Sonata in D minor, RV 63; Op. 1, No. 12 (La Folia)
JS Bach – Eighteen Chorale Preludes – Fantasia super ‘Komm, Heiliger Geist’, BWV 651
Vivaldi – Concerto in G minor, Op. 3, No. 2, RV 578
JB Lully – Le Bourgeois gentilhomme (comédie-ballet)
JS Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048