Concert Programs + Workshop 2020-2021

During the first half of the 19th century, “Guitaromanie” was at its height in the French capital. Whether for Fernando Sor’s new fantasia or Louis-Ange Carpentras’s arrangements of operas, the French were very fond of new guitar works. Thanks to its clarity, precision, richness, and diversity, in addition to its dramatic twists and turns, Parisian music still charms us today. Click here for concert details + press kit. Click here to see a video sample.

Violonist Jacques-André Houle joins Pascal Valois for this new program. “Au Concert Spirituel!” explores the music for guitar and violin composed by those who were at the forefront of the hub of musical performance in Paris between 1725-1790: the Concert Spirituel. It includes musical gems by Gaviniès, Vidal, Lhoyer and Gluck.  Concert details + videos

A workshop on improvisation, ornementation and the performance practices of romantic guitar. Click for details.