Cowichan Performing Arts Centre presents

Morning Musicale with The Bergmann Piano Duo & François Houle (Clarinet)

Morning Musicale - featuring François Houle on clarinet with the Bergmann Piano Duo performing Classical, Cuban, Creative - Clarinet

Clarinet wizard and versatile improviser, François Houle will join the Bergmanns for an enticing exploration of the sonic world of the clarinet. On the programme will be works by Saint Saens, Bernstein and Cuban composer and jazz-great, Paquito d’Rivera.

Morning Musicale is a favourite for classical music lovers offering onstage seating, pre-concert chats and a table of treats. Hosts Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann feature world-class guest musicians delivering an intimate, personal musical experience.

About François Houle

Clarinetist François Houle has established himself as one of today’s most inventive musicians, in all of the diverse musical spheres he embraces. Inspired by collaborations with the world’s top musical innovators, François has developed a unique improvisational language, virtuosic and rich with sonic embellishment and technical extensions.

A sought after soloist and chamber musician, he has actively expanded the clarinet’s repertoire by commissioning some of today’s leading Canadian and international composers and premiering over one hundred new works. A founding member of critically acclaimed ensembles such as Sea and Sky, The Turning Point Ensemble and Standing Wave, François has also collaborated with leading ensembles in Canada, including ECM+, Bozzini Quartet, Fibonacci Trio, among others. He has been listed on numerous occasions in Downbeat magazine’s Readers and Critics’ Polls as “Talent Deserving Wider Recognition” and “Rising Star”.

Cowichan Performing Arts Centre Fall/Winter 2017-18 Brochure