An evening of music and poetry aptly honors a legendary violinist who lived in Oak Bay before his death in June 2021.
Victoria Baroque remembers Jeanne Lamon with a concert on February 26 live and broadcast online.
New York City-born Lamon served as music director for the Tafelmusic Baroque Orchestra for more than 30 years and is known as an inspiring musician and teacher around the world. He and his cellist partner Christina Mahler moved to Oak Bay in 2019 and quickly became active members of the local music community, according to a Victorian Baroque. Mahler has curated a very personal program, dedicated to the work of Johann Sebastian Bach, whose music is close to Lamon’s heart.
The February 26 concert includes one of Lamon’s final musical endeavors – his transcription of Bach’s monumental Chaconne for Solo Violin, arranged for a chamber trio. Toronto-based award-winning violinist Yolanda Bruno, also a friend and student, will play Lamon’s violin.
Other musicians include violinist Chloe Kim, curator of the Music for Pause series in which Lamon performed his last few concerts; and from Victoria Baroque, artistic director and flutist Soile Stratkauskas, violinist Christi Meyers, violinist Mieka Michaux and harpsichord player Christina Hutten.
Renowned Canadian writer and close friend of Kit Pearson will do a poetry reading between the numbers.
Concert In Memory of Jeanne Lamon, scheduled for February 26 at 8 p.m. at St. John the Divine in Victoria and can be broadcast on earlymusicsocietyoftheislands.ca.
Visit victoria-baroque.com for ticket information.
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