Flûte Alors! artists coming to Sackville include: onsists of Caroline Tremblay, Marie-Laurence Primeau, Alexa Raine-Wright and Vincent Lauzer. CHRISTIAN ROY PHOTO
SACKVILLE, N.B. – Spend an unforgettable evening with one of Canada’s most unique musical ensembles: the recorder quartet Flûte Alors! Featured in a Debut Atlantic Tour of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, these charismatic young musicians will take the stage in Sackville’s Brunton Auditorium on Saturday, Mar. 15, at 8 p.m., presented by the Mount Allison Performing Arts Series. Together, they will perform an eclectic program ranging from the Renaissance to the contemporary, with a few jazz-pop favorites thrown in for good measure.
The Montreal-based quartet is composed of four “new-generation” recorder players: Vincent Lauzer, Marie-Laurence Primeau, Alexa Raine-Wright, and Caroline Tremblay. Formed in 1999, the Flûte Alors! ensemble is the only professional recorder quartet in Canada.
Flûte Alors! has received several prestigious nominations and awards, including first prize in chamber music at the National Music Festival in 2009. A recital based upon their first album, Kaléidoscope (2011), was presented in more than 40 locations across Canada as part of a 2012-2013 Jeunesses Musicales tour. Flûte Alors! has also recently made its debut in the United-States thanks to an invitation to participate in the prestigious Concerts at One series held at Trinity Wall Street in New York City.
Educational activities form an important part of the ensemble’s mandate; their mission is to increase public awareness of the long tradition of the recorder consort and to share the richness of its repertoire. A Flûte Alors! concert provides a unique family experience, bringing a fresh perspective to the magnificent, albeit often neglected, instrument we call the recorder.