Ernesto Cervini’s ‘Joy’ – Music Inspired by Three Pines

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Ernesto Cervini’s ‘Joy’ – Music Inspired by Three Pines

November 4, 2022 @ 8:00 pm 10:00 pm

Born from the imagination of JUNO Award winning drummer and composer Ernesto Cervini, major figure in jazz music in this country (Turboprop, TuneTown, Tetrahedron) and inspired by the incredible village from Louise Penny’s “Gamache” detective series, this show features music inspired by the characters and emotions from the series, and endeavours to capture the spirit of the books, about goodness and decency, about integrity, courage and love.

As Louise Penny says, “Three Pines is a state of mind. When we choose tolerance over hate. Kindness over cruelty. Goodness over bullying. When we choose to be hopeful, not cynical. Then we live in Three Pines.” (Author’s notes at the end of Glass Houses)

This initiative, favorably welcomed by Louise Penny, is the fruit of a huge crush on the author’s work. Cervini adds, “About five years ago, I discovered the universe of Three Pines and I completely fell in love. I was captured by the storytelling, and the incredible characters.  Although they are detective novels, the books are filled with kindness and joy, and I was inspired to write music that reflects the themes and characters in the books.”

The performance features 15 original compositions by Cervini which were written based on the characters and themes of Penny’s 17 novels (to date.) These songs are interwoven with excerpts from the books describing the characters and stories to which they refer, are all by permission of the creator, Louise Penny. 

National Arts Centre

1 Elgin St
Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1 Canada
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