2024 Trainees' Combo
Musique et traditions illimitées presents

2024 Trainees' Combo

In-person Event
From August 15th to 18th 2024

2, rue Curley, Sutton, QC, Canada
For more information about this event, please contact Musique et traditions illimitées at info@violontraditionnelsutton.com.

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PRE-SALE: 10% REBATE UNTIL JUNE 30TH

The rebate will be applied when purchasing at least one ticket

Violin training courses offered by 3 renowned teachers: Alasdair Fraser, Liette Remon et Jean-Marie Verret.

Participants, when registering for the training courses, choose their level (beginner, intermediate, advanced) based on their degree of experience and comfort in a learning context.

* Beginner: I know 5 trad pieces and I can play them from memory at a slow pace.
* Intermediate: I know 15 trad pieces and can play them from memory at a moderate pace.
* Advanced: I know a large number of traditional pieces and can play them from memory at a normal, or even fast, pace.

Each workshop session (1 hour 15 minutes per session) divides the 3 groups into 3 different rooms and assigns a teacher to each. From one workshop to another, and from one day to the next, the teachers will take turns teaching the three groups, allowing the participants, regardless of their level, to benefit twice from a wide variety of teachings, repertoires, approaches, and techniques, and to have a complete experience.

As a bonus, workshop participants can assist to Thursday night's concert followed by a jam session. Friday, a follow-up on tunes learned by different groups will be done, reuniting all workshop participants.

An instrument depot will be available to all persons subscribed to the workshops.

Included activities with the purchase of the combo:

* 2 days of training courses (Thursday and Friday)
* Thursday night concert
* Thursday night jam session
* Festival activities (Friday to Sunday): On stage concerts, Thematic workshops, Master classes, Dances, All evening and afternoon jam sessions

Credit for some of the photographs: Feltonfoto

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PRE-SALE: 10% REBATE UNTIL JUNE 30TH

The rebate will be applied when purchasing at least one ticket

Violin training courses offered by 3 renowned teachers: Alasdair Fraser, Liette Remon et Jean-Marie Verret.

Participants, when registering for the training courses, choose their level (beginner, intermediate, advanced) based on their degree of experience and comfort in a learning context.

* Beginner: I know 5 trad pieces and I can play them from memory at a slow pace.
* Intermediate: I know 15 trad pieces and can play them from memory at a moderate pace.
* Advanced: I know a large number of traditional pieces and can play them from memory at a normal, or even fast, pace.

Each workshop session (1 hour 15 minutes per session) divides the 3 groups into 3 different rooms and assigns a teacher to each. From one workshop to another, and from one day to the next, the teachers will take turns teaching the three groups, allowing the participants, regardless of their level, to benefit twice from a wide variety of teachings, repertoires, approaches, and techniques, and to have a complete experience.

As a bonus, workshop participants can assist to Thursday night's concert followed by a jam session. Friday, a follow-up on tunes learned by different groups will be done, reuniting all workshop participants.

An instrument depot will be available to all persons subscribed to the workshops.

Included activities with the purchase of the combo:

* 2 days of training courses (Thursday and Friday)
* Thursday night concert
* Thursday night jam session
* Festival activities (Friday to Sunday): On stage concerts, Thematic workshops, Master classes, Dances, All evening and afternoon jam sessions

Credit for some of the photographs: Feltonfoto

Refunds
No refunds

2 Curley St. Sutton, QC

Parking on site and in the vicinity.

Alasdair Fraser

Alasdair Fraser, one of the most respected Scottish fiddlers, has a concert and recording career that spans over 30 years, with a long list of awards, honors, radio and television credits, and performances on the best film soundtracks (The Last of the Mohicans, Titanic, etc.).

In 2011, he was made member of the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame. Through the four summer programs that Alasdair founded at the Scottish Violin School, he teaches master classes and workshops for performers of all ages, levels and instruments, with an emphasis on the linguistic nature and rhythmic momentum of traditional music. Several different themes are available, including: finding your own voice on your instrument, learning to groove, playing together, arrangement, creativity and improvisation, and working with small chamber orchestras. The emphasis is on inclusion and creating community through music creation. He knows how to create a place of learning where teaching is done by ear.

Liette Remon

Violinist and singer Liette Remon has created shows and founded different bands that draw their inspiration from tradition (Fanfare Monfarleau, Bobelo, Talencourt, Histoires de femmes à l'oeuvre, Les Passeurs d'airs). She also participates in various world music projects with the Strada company. In 2021, she received the title of Master of Living Traditions awarded by the Conseil québécois du patrimoine vivant.

“I learned the violin with my father Réginald who had learned it from his turlute-signing mother and his Bernatchez grandparents from the Rang des 28 in Grande-Rivière, Gaspésie. On my mother's side, at the Leblanc family home in St-François-de-Pabos, between Chandler and Grande Rivière, my grandfather Diogenes and his 15 children all sang and played an instrument: organ, piano, violin, accordion and harmonica. It is not a professional path, but it is the exceptional region from which I come and which determined my passion for music."

Jean-Marie Verret

Many Quebecers born before the Quiet Revolution remember Saturday evening vigils punctuated by the sounds of the violin and the accordion. Privileged witnesses of this era anchored in popular imagery, four generations of the Verrets from Lac-Saint-Charles have perpetuated a musical repertoire bearing lots of tradition.

In 1952, Jean-Marie Verret, at the age of seven, listened to his grandfather Jean-Baptiste (1894-1955) and his father Jules (1916-1982), each adding a folkloric atmosphere to many evenings. He takes taste for this music transmitted orally from generation to generation, without any notes or partitions. Today, Jean-Marie is the guardian of an important repertoire of pieces from our Quebec heritage, many of them having never been recorded or transcribed.

Jean-Marie inherited this musical background. He estimates he knows some 2000 pieces, also drawing to other sources and creating his own compositions.

A virtuoso violinist and talented composer, many see him as the most Quebecois of our fiddlers. His musical repertoire is extensive and highlights the quadrille tunes of the 19th and early of the 20th century.

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