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.
Our season 2019/2020 season is already off to a beautiful start after Mark Edwards presented a recital of the Well-Tempered Clavier book I on November 18.
Poiesis will present two additional concerts this season with talented guest artists at Montreal's historic Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours:
April 19, 2020 – A concert dedicated to the music of the revolutionary composer François Devienne featuring bassoonist François Viault
May 16, 2020 – Philippe Courbois' cantata Ariane with other French baroque cantatas and chamber music featuring soprano Andréanne Brisson Paquin and a full complement of instrumentalists