Québec Superstar Pierre Lapointe in Concert in Wolfville
on Sunday, January 20
By François Côté
On January 20, Québec star Pierre Lapointe and celebrated classical musicians Philip Chiu and Cameron Crozman will come together to present an exciting French-themed concert. In a “Musique de Chambre” treatment, they will perform songs from Lapointe’s recent recording, La Science Du Coeur, re-imagined here for piano, cello, and voice, as well as a selection of works by iconic French composers such as Chopin, Poulenc, and Debussy.
Pierre Lapointe is a chart-topping leader of “La Nouvelle Chanson Française” who is known for his ground-breaking collaborations with established classical artists. He actually made history in Québec when his career-defining record, Dans la Forêt des Mal-Aimés (In the Forest of the Un-Loved), became a triumphant concert with Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s Orchestre Métropolitain, in front of a Montreal audience of over 100,000.
Pierre Lapointe is not only a star in Québec, where his work has won him 18 “Prix Félix” (Québec’s Juno Awards), but also a critically acclaimed artist in France, where twice he received the “Grand Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros,” the most prestigious music prize in the francophone world. Clearly, there is a lineage from Brel to Gainsbourg to Lapointe.
Accompanying Lapointe, Philip Chiu is one of our country’s most sought-after chamber musicians, described as “… a pianist-painter who turns every musical idea into a beautiful array of colours” by La Presse. Cameron Crozman is being hailed as one of Canada’s foremost young cellists, and a musician of “stunning panache” (resmusica.fr).
Tickets are still available for their Wolfville performance. Buy them now at the Acadia University box office: boxoffice.acadiau.ca, (902)542-5500 or (toll free) 1-800-542-8425.
Pierre Lapointe, with Philip Chiu and Cameron Crozman
Sunday, January 20, 2019, 7:30pm
Festival Theatre, Wolfville