The Creston Concert Society is delighted to present an exceptional afternoon performance by the Pentaèdre wind ensemble at Prince Charles Theatre on Jan. 29 at 2:30 p.m.
A unique musical ensemble in the Canadian landscape, Pentaèdre explores and presents a diversified and original chamber music repertoire. Under the artistic direction of Louis-Philippe Marsolais since 2005, the five artists-musicians forming the quintet are recognized for the combination of talent, technique, precision and colour they bring to their performances. It has been said that Pentaèdre has a wonderful corporate sound, masters of balance and blend.
Pentaèdre is comprised of five masterful musicians, outstanding in their own right. Danièle Bourget is the recipient of first prize in flute and chamber music from the Conservatoire de Musique du Québec, and the Canadian Music Competition.
Martin Carpentier studied clarinet at McGill Universituy and graduated with Distinction in interpretation. Martin teaches clarinet at both Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM) and Université de Montréal.
A founding member of Pentaèdre and Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (NEM), Normand Forget (oboe) has performed many world premieres and has toured extensively in Europe, Asia and the United States.
A renowned bassoonist, Mathieu Lussier is much in demand in North America, particularly in baroque music. He performs as guest soloist with ensembles in Canada as well as the United States. After playing as solo horn with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra and associate solo horn with the Orchestre symphonique de Québec, Louis-Philippe Marsolais is now Artistic Director of Pentaèdre. A renowned recitalist, concert and chamber music musician, he performs regularly in North America, Europe and Asia.
“A charming collection of music for wind quintet performed by a group that plays with finesse and great technical prowess … really demonstrates how well these five musicians work together,” wrote Richard Burke in Fanfare.
For more information, visit www.pentaedre.com.
Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for students in advance at black Bear Books, and $25/$12 at the door.
— CRESTON CONCERT SOCIETY