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Pleasure and passion for music at the Blù Bamboo Ensemble Concert

The Blù Bamboo Ensemble, with their strings and woodwind instruments presented a dynamic musical program during their performance on October 9, at Maison Jésus-Marie.

In addition to the pieces by Joseph Haydn, Eric Satie and Jacques Offenbach, the musicians presented among other things, a suite from the film "Fiddler on the Roof", a pot-pourri of Edith Piaf’s songs and Félix Leclerc’s "Bozo".

For this special performance, the group that usually performs with two or more musicians, included violinist Geneviève Parent, Cynthia Viel and Caroline Plamondon (oboe players), Dostie-Poirier Gabrièle (bassoonist), Nicolas Croze (viola) and Nicolas Cousineau (cellist), who is the son of the illustrious teacher who created the movement "Les petits violons de JC”. The Ensemble also relies on the contribution of cellist Vincent Fournier-Boisvert, who was absent from this performance. 

A former SNJM student

This performance at Maison Jésus-Marie was of particular significance for Geneviève Parent. This former student of Sister Maryse Moisan began learning the violin when she was 5 years old, Now she was able to show her teacher the love and passion that she had for music during those 13 years. Besides violin, her first teacher introduced her to the piano and cello, instruments that she still plays today.

With two other music teachers, she continued to improve her skill for playing the violin. She has had the opportunity to perform as a solo violinist several times, playing a number of styles from baroque to the Argentinean Tango. Music still remains a pastime for her. In fact, she is a full-time family physician!

However, this did not hinder Geneviève Parent from founding the NuART Ensemble which performs at various events, bringing a touch of originality and conveying their immense pleasure while playing. She has also been part of the Blù Bamboo Ensemble since 2014.

See the photo album – Photo credit Sister Gisèle Lalande

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