An Afternoon of Chamber Music with
J-S and Friends
Join Artistic Director of Bach on the Rock, Jean-Sébastien Lévesque with his friends Victor Fournelle-Blain on violin and Margaret Fisher on horn for a special concert on the afternoon of Sunday, June 11.
The elegant and acoustically lovely sanctuary of All-Saints by-the-Sea Anglican Church on Park Drive will provide a perfect setting as Jean-Sébastien and Victor play Camille Saint Saens’ Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor, a work known for its technical difficulty. San Francisco Symphony program writer Scott Foglesong described it as “a dazzling showcase for both instruments.” They will be joined by Margaret for Johannes Brahms’ stunningly beautiful Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano in E-flat major.
All proceeds from the concert will go to support Bach on the Rock Music Society's ongoing work preparing and sharing music for chamber orchestra and choir with and for the Salt Spring Island community.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at this link, or at the door starting one hour before the concert.
Doors open to audience at 2:30 pm, performance begins at 3.
Victor has played with numerous orchestras and ensembles, including the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, where he held the position of principal viola. He is currently part of the McGill University faculty. His awards have included the McGill Schulich School of Music’s 2014 Golden Violin Award and concerto competition, Prix d’Europe 2012 and second prize of the 2010 OSM Standard Life Competition.
Margaret was an active performer in several orchestras and chamber groups in Alberta before moving to Salt Spring Island, and now plays in concerts with the Vancouver Island Symphony, the Victoria Symphony, the Civic Orchestra of Victoria, the Sooke Orchestra and Bach on the Rock.
Along with leading ensembles in Québec and being the pianist for Les Voix de le Montagne before moving to Vancouver in 2020, Jean-Sébastien has played piano with well-known musicians and singers, developing a broad repertoire along the way. He was mentored by Jean Saulnier in achieving his master’s of music degree from the Université de Montréal, and participated in master classes with pianists and teachers such as Jean-Philippe Collard, Jacques Rouvier, Louis Lortie, John Perry and Marc Durand. He has been director of Bach on the Rock’s chamber orchestra and choir since the fall of 2022, developing a unique musical community and leading the group in presenting memorable concerts.