In the 18th century, the “Grand Tour” of Europe was designed to enlighten England’s young elite, introducing them to the masterful music, exceptional art, and decadent delights of the Continent. Now, join Baroque specialist Jeanne Lamon and Symphony Nova Scotia as we embark upon our own musical Grand Tour! From a starting point in England, journey through France, Italy, and Germany, hearing Baroque gems from Handel, Marais, Vivaldi, and Bach – with showpieces like Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba and Vivaldi’s spectacular Concerto for Two Trumpets.
It is with great pleasure that Musique Royale welcomes Symphony Nova Scotia to Lunenburg for the benefit and enjoyment of south shore audiences. This well loved and admired orchestra, together with the wonderful musicians who are part of it, is widely regarded as one of the most versatile chamber orchestras in Canada. Based in Halifax it wonderful to know that Symphony Nova Scotia is visible to audiences of all ages throughout the province.
About Jeanne Lamon: Jeanne Lamon, “a toweringly influential figure in the musical life of Canada” (Canada Council), served as Music Director of Tafelmusik from 1981 to 2014. She is now Tafelmusik’s Music Director Emerita. During her tenure as director, Tafelmusik evolved into one of the world’s preeminent baroque orchestras. For this work, Ms. Lamon has received numerous awards, including honorary doctorates from York University, Mount Saint Vincent University and the University of Toronto. In 2000 she was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada, and in 2014, a Member of the Order of Ontario.
Musique Royale is a prolific, province-wide presenter of music in Nova Scotia. Since its founding in 1985, this non-for-profit has brought world class music to venues of architectural and historic significance across the province. Presenting Symphony Orchestras and Chorus’ in beautiful churches to salon-style events, and children-friendly shows encompassing jazz, world, classical & more. Whatever your appetite for music, Musique Royale has something for everyone!
Musique Royale gratefully acknowledges the Federal Department of Canadian Heritage, the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, Arts Nova Scotia, the Lunenburg School of the Arts, the Lloyd Carr Harris Foundation, the Craig Foundation, the Nova Scotia Health Board, anonymous contributors, corporate and individual sponsors, committed volunteers and all patrons for their kind and generous support of Musique Royale.