Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 – 7:30 p.m. 
Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur 
100, Sherbrooke East, Montreal
Sherbrooke Subway Station

SUMMARY

Like Haydn before him, Beethoven was fascinated with English culture and the music of the British Isles. The Scot George Thomson, a collector of traditional music and a music publisher, commissioned Beethoven to arrange some of his country’s folksongs for voice and instrumental trio. In 1809, Beethoven began sending him some 150 of these and Thomson was thoroughly enchanted: “Original and beautiful are these arrangements by this inimitable genius!” 

PROGRAM

Arrangements by Beethoven of traditional Scottish Airs

DISTRIBUTION

Rebecca Dowd Lekx, soprano
Kerry Bursey, tenor
John Giffen, bass

Sallynee
 Amawat, violin
Andrea Stewart, cello
Gili Loftus, pianoforte