Troy Chromatics Concerts Present Le Violons du Roy on Tuesday [Berkshire On Stage]
By Larry Murray
Les Violons du Roy and pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin will serve a feast of 18th century music – Mozart, Haydn and Rameau – at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall at 7:30pm on Tuesday (March 10). The concert is a presentation of Troy Chromatic Concerts as part of its 118th season.
Les Violons, a chamber orchestra based in Quebec, plays modern instruments but attempts to replicate the style of the periods in which the music was composed. For 17th and 18th century music, they use curved bows that are replicas of the ones used by musicians in the Baroque and Classical periods.
Founding conductor Bernard Labadie brought the players together in 1984. Their name comes from the string orchestra that performed in the court of the French kings.
Associate conductor Mathieu Lussier will conduct the ensemble. Lussier, in addition to conducting, is an accomplished bassoonist who performs as a soloist and chamber player. He was conductor in residence of Les Violons du Roy in 2012 and was appointed associate conductor in 2014.