Les Amusements de le Chambre
Les Amusements de la Chambre is a unique Canadian chamber ensemble that specializes in the performance of music for early keyboard and strings. Founded by harpsichordist Katelyn Clark and violinist Emily Redhead at The Banff Centre in 2010, the ensemble explores repertoire from the seventeenth century to contemporary works of today. Based out of Victoria BC and Montréal QC, the ensemble collaborates with a variable pool of musicians in concert and frequently performs and commissions works by Canadian composers. Most notably, Les Amusements has distinguished itself through creative presentations of the eighteenth-century concert experience in alternative and intimate venues. The ensemble has been presented by the Toronto Music Garden and Montreal’s Innovations en concert, and has received funding from the Canada Council for the Arts.
- Times Colonist preview of Les Amusements May 24/25 concert, written by Kevin Bazzana.
- Times Colonist preview of Les Amusements September 29 concert, written by Kevin Bazzana.
“Les Amusement de la Chambre play a very interesting repertoire, mostly from the Baroque era, and play at an extremely high level of artistry. ... They are already a welcomed addition to the chamber music of Canada.”
Robin Engelman, Toronto (read full review here)
“Les Amusements de la Chambre is definitely an ensemble to watch.”
James Young, Music in Victoria