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The Birds Concert by La Rêveuse


The Birds Concert by La Rêveuse
04-19-2023 8:00 pm
Spadina Theatre $CA18.00

Event Description

The Birds Concert

Members: Florence Bolton, viola de gamba; Benjamin Perrot, theorbo and baroque guitar; Sébastien Marq, recorders; Clément Geoffroy, harpsichord.

This program evokes, through the fascination of men for birds, a certain vision of music in the 17th and 18th centuries, between science, nature and culture.

Bird song is very different from the sound of instruments, but no other animal has given so much inspiration to musicians and composers, from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. Through fascination for birdsong this programme brings to life a certain vision of the music of the 17th and 18th centuries focusing on science, nature and culture. (Music by Couperin, Rameau, Caix d’Hervelois, Henry Purcell, and Van Eyck). 

Founded by Benjamin Perrot and Florence Bolton, La Rêveuse is an ensemble of solo musicians that works on the heritage of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a period rich in artistic experiments and inventions of all kinds. La Rêveuse is frequently invited to appear in prestigious venues in France (Auditorium de Radio France, La Folle Journée de Nantes, Les Concerts Parisiens, Fontevraud Abbey, Théâtre de l’Athénée, the Chambord and Radio-France Montpellier festivals, the Scènes Nationales of Orléans, Blois, and Quimper, the TNP de Villeurbanne, etc.) and abroad, notably in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Russia, Japan, the United States, and Canada.

This project is part of the Parcours de Production Solidaire program of the Centre-Val de Loire Region 2020-21 and is supported by the CNM-Centre National de la Musique. Mécénat Musical Société Générale is a sponsor of the project La Musique des oiseaux in 2020-21.

The DRAC Bourgogne-Franche Comté has allowed the financing of the musical writing commission to Vincent Bouchot within the framework of the Plan de relance 2021.

With music by:

* Jean-Philippe Rameau (v.1683-1764)

* Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

* François Couperin (1668-1733)

* Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

* Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

* Vincent Bouchot (born in 1966)



  • Buy/Book your tickets/RSVP online. No box office on-site!
  • Doors will open only 20 minutes before the event.
  • Doors will be closed 10 minutes after the beginning of the event.
  • Don't bring food and beverages.
  • Enjoy the event!
  • Entrance and exit on Lowther Avenue (theatre door).

Merci and see you soon! 





Event Information

Event Date 04-19-2023 8:00 pm
Individual Price General Admission : 18$
Location Spadina Theatre
Categories Concerts

Venue Information - Spadina Theatre

Created by Hariri Pontarini Architects, the Alliance Française Toronto theatre opened in the spring of 2014. Since then, more than 200 artists and events have been held there all year long, within a warm and intimate atmosphere. This 147-seat auditorium invites you to join us for musical performances of all genres, as well as film screenings, lectures, and stage plays.

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