Flûte Alors!

Recorder Quartet

Vincent Lauzer
Marie-Laurence Primeau
Alexa Raine-Wright
Caroline Tremblay

Flute Alors Quartet“Vincent Lauzer, Alexa Raine-Wright, Caroline Tremblay and Marie-Laurence Primeau have displayed their talent and virtuosity with confidence. Equipped with well-oiled musical mechanics and the precision of a clockmaker, Flute Alors! stunned the audience with repertoire from two very different eras.” – Le Soleil

Dynamic and versatile, Montreal-based ensemble Flûte Alors! is composed of four new-generation recorder players. Since 1999, this award-winning ensemble has received acclaim and distinction for the audacity of their programs and the excellence of their performances. Flûte Alors! is the only professional recorder quartet in Canada and continues a grand tradition of the recorder ensemble in Quebec. The musicians provide a unique and refreshing style, introducing all audiences to the scope of the recorder, an instrument capable of expressing the most extreme emotions and the most gentle of nuances.

Flûte Alors! has been awarded prizes and nominations both nationally and internationally. The ensemble has been featured at numerous music festivals including the Montreal Baroque Festival, the Montreal Recorder Festival, and the Concerts aux Isles du Bic. Internationally, they have performed in France, Germany, and the United States. In Canada, Flûte Alors! has toured extensively and been featured with Jeunesse Musicales du Canada (2012-13) and Debut Atlantic (2014). Their first album, Kaléidoscope, was released in 2011.

Dedicated to pushing the limits of the recorder and expanding the instrument’s repertoire, Flûte Alors! programs repertoire that encompasses music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras, as well as contemporary, jazz, and even pop songs. The ensemble often collaborates with esteemed guest artists from diverse musical backgrounds, and frequently commissions works for recorder ensemble from young composers, in addition to creating their own arrangements. Flûte Alors! presents colourful and vibrant programs that offer audiences a unique experience and a fresh look at an often misunderstood and neglected instrument.

Through their performances, Flûte Alors! embarks on an incredible voyage that traverses the ages, revealing a bouquet of colors and sounds to every audience.


Program Description

Dynamic and versatile, Flûte Alors! is composed of four new-generation recorder players. Since 1999, this award-winning quartet has received distinction for the audacity of their programs and the excellence of their performances. Their special touring program is inspired by the cultural diversity seen from a bistro patio in Old Montréal. Titled Bach’n Jazz, the program is infused with masterpieces by the Johann Sebastian Bach and paired with the well-known and much loved jazz standards of Dizzy Gillespie and more. The quartet also presents their own thrilling arrangements that push the performance technique of the recorder to unbelievable new limits.

Concert Performance Schedule

Carman MB
Thursday, January 19/17
Golden Prairie Arts Council
Carman Collegiate Theatre

Winnipeg MB
Saturday, January 21/17
Virtuosi Concerts
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, University of Winnipeg

Estevan SK
Monday, January 23/17
Estevan Arts Council
Trinity Lutheran Church

Yorkton SK
Tuesday, January 24/17
Yorkton Arts Council
Anne Portnuff Theatre

High River AB
Friday, January 27/17
High River Gift of Music
High River United Church

Lacombe AB
Sunday, January 29/17
Burman University
Burman University Theatre

Brandon MB
Tuesday, January 31/17
ProSeries, Brandon University School of Music
Lorne Watson Recital Hall

Saskatoon SK
February 3/17
Lyell Gustin Recital Series
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

Regina SK
February 5/17
Regina Musical Club
Westminster United Church

As of November 18, 2016. Performance dates and venues are subject to change. Full length concerts, schools shows, workshops & master classes may be scheduled in addition to the concerts listed.

Download 2016/17 Season Brochure [PDF] / Download 2016/17 Season Postcard [PDF]