Ebonies in Harmony is a two clarinet-one piano trio featuring Sylvie Duchesneau (clarinet-bass clarinet) and Roxanne Léveillé (clarinet) and myself, Fabien Tousignant (piano). We invite you to experience a wonderful repertoire which blends the virtuosity and “velouté” of these instruments. We have put together a nice programme of some favorites of the classical repertoire arranged for two clarinets and piano, along with pieces written specifically for this kind of ensemble. You will have the opportunity to hear works by Mendelssohn, Ponchielli, Dvořák, some Klezmer and more.
Sylvie Duchesneau is an accomplished and versatile musician. She has played all around the world in a variety of ensembles: solos, duos, trios, quartets, orchestras, big bands, Klezmer bands, a funk band, a clarinet choir, wind ensembles and military bands. Sylvie earned a master’s degree in music performance at the Université de Montréal with André Moisan (OSM). She freelances for different groups, and regularly performs with several different ensembles in the National Capital-Outaouais region including: l’Orchestre de Gatineau; The Ottawa Jazz Orchestra; Nimbus Clarinet Trio; Dragonfly (clarinet/bass clarinet / duo); Ebonies in Harmony (two clarinets and piano); and the Sylvie Duchesneau Duo (clarinet and piano).
Roxanne Léveillé studied music and dramatic art at the Conservatoire de musique et d'art dramatique du Québec à Gatineau between 1999 and 2009 and was the recipient of many awards and scholarships including the prestigious Lieutenant Governor of Québec Medal. Roxanne was part of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and has been coached by the clarinet masters Kimball Sykes and David Bourque. She took part in the orchestra's tours lead by conductors Alain Trudel, Jacques Lacombe and Jean-Philippe Tremblay. Since 2008, she is the principal clarinetist of the Gatineau Symphony Orchestra and is very active as a soloist and chamber musician in the National Capital Region. In the spring of 2018, she will perform Aaron Copland’s clarinet concerto with the Gatineau Symphony Orchestra.
This concert will be on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 4:30pm at Trinity Anglican Church (1230 Bank Street @ Cameron) with the Ebonies in Harmony Trio. Admission is by freewill offering.
Fabien Tousignant is the Artistic Director of the Music at Trinity concert series.
Originally published in the October 2017 OSCAR.