There are few Canadian classical ensembles that are as recognized internationally as Quebec City’s Les Violons du Roy. The orchestra has been applauded around the world, touring to European centres no fewer than 10 times in its 30-year history. Les Violons, which just released its 26th recording, last visited Queen’s 12 years ago and launches a North American tour at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. The ensemble appears with the Grammy Award-nominated pianist, Marc-André Hamelin, in a program featuring works by Haydn, Mozart and Rameau.
I don't think of the typical Shriver Hall Concert Series crowd as very likely to do a lot of enthusiastic hooting and hollering over baroque music, but that was the reaction given Sunday evening to Les Violons du Roy. No wonder.
The Baltimore Sun
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