Early Music Vancouver announces 2011-2012 season
Early Music Vancouver’s 2011-2012 concert season includes a new series that will see solo harpsichord recitals performed at the Cellar Restaurant and Jazz Club.
Harpsichordists at the Cellar, in co-operation with Music on Main, includes performances by Alexander Weimann (October 28), Hank Knox (January 17), and Christopher Bagan (February 28).
The main concert series features nine performances at Christ Church Cathedral, with artists including Les Voix Baroques in a tribute to the Song of Songs with settings of the text by various composers including Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi and Henry Purcell (October 28); viola da gamba phenomenon Paolo Pandolfo in a recital of renaissance, baroque, and contemporary music (February 11); and the Boston Camerata with the Turkish-American ensemble Dí¼nya in a musical illustration of Alexander the Great (April 20).
For the month of December, Early Music Vancouver will celebrate Christmas at the Chan Centre, with a performance by Britain’s acclaimed new vocal ensemble Stilo Antico of music from Tudor England (December 5); and the popular Bach Cantata Project, with local violinist Marc Destrubé leading this annual presentation of Bach cantatas with soloists Shannon Mercer, Laura Pudwell, John Bacon, and Tyler Duncon.
Rounding out the season is the series of matinée performances at the Kay Meek Centre on the North Shore. Quintets for piano and winds by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven (October 2) will be followed by late string quintets by Mozart performed by Marc Destrubé & Friends (January 2); Destrubé will then lead a concert of trios and divertimenti by Franz Joseph Haydn (January 29); and the series will conclude with a performance by Alexander Weimann of harpsichord and organ works by Alessandro Scarlatti (February 28).
For ticket information and more about the season, visit www.earlymusic.bc.ca/.