Download from iTunes tracks from Lisette's 2 new CDs

  • JS Bach: Trios for Two
  • Simple Pleasures, Hidden Treasures:  Boismortier Trio Sonatas

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Lisette now offers lessons and group coaching via Skype!

In the News

L'Ensemble Portique, in step with the 'Divine'
"Bordered by Lake Michigan and Lake Superior, Wisconsin is known for cheese-heads, badgers and the Green Bay Packers. Higher up the cultural chain is L'Ensemble Portique, which performs today in Montgomery."
-Times Herald Record

L'Ensemble Portique
"The past greets the present in the work of L'Ensemble Portique, formed by Lisette Kielson to share her passions for Baroque and contemporary chamber music. The group is aptly named after Portique, a sculpture created by Kielson's grandmother, renowned artist Madeleine Stanley-Jossem. It depicts the independence and interdependence of the two musical worlds the ensemble explores. Assuming various configurations, members use period instruments and inject performances with colorful and informative anecdotes."
-Chamber Music

"Experience a musical passage from the baroque to contemporary with L’Ensemble Portique... (They) entertain with repertoire encompassing music's history..."
-Madison Magazine

L'Ensemble Portique puts old, new twists on tunes
"(They) mix it up: old on old, new on new and new on old. Saturday, they'll focus on the newer and newest...all from the last century."
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ensemble presents musical history tour
"Recorder and flute player Lisette Kielson and her chamber group will play a Sunday program of music by composers rarely heard together... That's about 300 years of music history from a musician intensely interested in historically authentic performance... pairing up old and new repertoire and instruments and playing both historical edges with sensitivity and style."
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

L'Ensemble Portique debuts in Madison
"Recitalist Lisette Kielson, who performs on both recorder and flute, has created a performance ensemble called L'Ensemble Portique, which will make its Madison debut on Saturday. L'Ensemble Portique plays everything from early music to brand-new compositions, including a recent commission."
-Wisconsin State Journal

A new group in town
"This weekend also marks the debut of a new Madison-based group, L'Ensemble Portique, that plays everything from Renaissance and Baroque music to contemporary works it has commissioned."
-The Capital Times/Wisconsin State Journal

"...The local music group L'Ensemble Portique will offer a preview of new works they will perform on an upcoming tour to the North River Music Series in New York City... In this open rehearsal format, the ensemble hopes to share how composers and musicians interact. Lively dialogue among musicians and audience members should provide a unique and intimate experience of concert-ready pieces with the added benefit of the composer's interpretations and comments."
-The Capital Times/Wisconsin State Journal

"The local chamber ensemble performs both early and contemporary music. Today it's the latter, as the group rehearses for a performance at New York City's North River Music Series. The audience is invited to watch the musicians interact with composer Geoffrey Gordon..."