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Madeleine Owen 
Madeleine Owen is the artistic director of the Montréal early music group, La Cigale. In spring of 2013 she launched a CD of Italian works for theorbo, Tiorba Obbligata, accompanied by members of La Cigale. Tiorba Obbligata was nominated for a cd of the year award in Québec’s Prix Opus 2012-13. She performs regularly as a soloist, chamber musician and continuo player. She can be heard in concert series such as, Orgue et couleurs the Lamèque, Montréal and Boston early music festivals and the OSM’s Virée Classique. Madeleine Owen performs regularly with groups such as La Nef, Les idées heureuses, Ensemble Appassionata, Helios Early Opera (Boston), ¡Saccabuche! (Sackville), the Toronto Masques Theatre and the Central City Opera (Colorado).

Music with Bite: Lute, Friend of Kings


An interactive concert that will transport you to the Golden Age of the lute! The Renaissance’s most popular instrument, the lute captivated audiences with its exotic yet refined and ethereal sound. The best lutenists were like rock stars, travelling across Europe and performing in the biggest venues: the royal castles. Four hundred years later, lutenist Madeleine Owen invites you to discover this delicate and rafined instrument throught its timeless design and enchanting melodies. 

English performance at 1pm
French performance at 3pm

Jeunesses Musicales Canada

Milk generously provided by

Music Family