MacDonald-Picard Duo in Concert

Submitted by Andrew MacDonald
MacDonald-Picard Duo in Concert
(Photo : Andrew MacDonald)

On Sunday, February 20 at 3 p.m., guitarist Andrew Paul MacDonald and pianist Carmen Picard will perform a concert of music by Bach, Brahms, Schubert and MacDonald in Sherbrooke’s beautiful Plymouth Trinity United Church.

Dr. MacDonald, winner of the 1995 JUNO Award for Best Classical Composition, and recently appointed to the Order of Canada for his life’s work in music, has created wonderful transcriptions of the classic works to be heard on this programme, including Bach’s G Major Gamba Sonata, BWV 1027, Brahms’s F Minor Sonata, op. 120, no. 1, and Schubert’s famous “Arpeggione” Sonata. He has also composed a new work, Virgo Ascending, op. 91a, which will be heard for the first time at this concert!

Carmen Picard is well-known in Sherbrooke and across Canada as a chamber music specialist who has made many recordings for labels such as NAXOS, Atma, and Analekta, as well as the CBC and Radio-Canada. Since 2014 she has taught piano, chamber music and accompaniment at the l’École de Musique at the Université de Sherbrooke. She is president of the Concours de Musique du Québec and vice-president of the Canadian Music Competition National Board.

The church is located at 380 Dufferin Street in Sherbrooke, and more information on the concert is available at and, as well as by calling 819-578-2772.

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