Poiesis is dedicated to the presentation of early music concerts that explore the potential of improvisation in its many forms to inform engaging and exciting performances. Its founding musicians are Mark Edwards, a Canadian harpsichordist who teaches at Oberlin Conservatory, and Joanna Marsden, a traverso player who regularly performs with baroque music ensembles in the Netherlands and throughout North America.
The word poiesis is a transliteration from Greek. It means to make something, especially in relation to art. It describes perfectly the act of musical performance, a never ending (re)creation of music.
Your donation will help Poiesis (Canadian registered charity 730885894RR0001) present unique concerts with affordable tickets in Montréal.
During the 2018/2019 season, Poiesis will present three concerts with talented guest artists:
September 28, 2018 – L'Art de bien chanter with soprano Andréanne Brisson-Paquin will explore 17th-century French music featuring airs de cour and airs sérieux et à boire.
November 21, 2018 – Artistic director Mark Edwards will present his own interpretation of Bach's Goldberg Variations
February 15, 2019 – A concert connected to Bach's Musical Offering in the context of the court of Frederick II featuring violinist Noemy Gagnon-Lafrenais and viola da gambist Arnie Tanimoto