Early Music Vancouver announces winter and spring season

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      Early Music Vancouver has announced its 2022 winter and spring season.

      The schedule includes eight live concerts at various venues, including Christ Church Cathedral, Kay Meek Arts Centre, Pacific Spirit Church, the Roundhouse, and Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

      The winter season opens on January 7 with The (Very) First Viennese School, featuring the Quicksilver ensemble performing works by the likes of Johann Heinrich Schmeltzer and Johann Caspar Kerll at Christ Church Cathedral. 

      The final event of the spring season, Kalhor & Tabassian in Dialogue, sees Kayhan Kalhor--a founding member of Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble--and Iranian-Canadian artist Kiya Tabassian performing the traditional music of Iran. That concert takes place at the Kay Meek Arts Centre on June 3 and at the Roundhouse on June 4.

      “Since March of 2020, many of us have been hungering to resume our travels," says EMV artistic-director Suzie LeBlanc in a news release. "As the world slowly opens up, our 2022 Winter & Spring program whets this appetite with musical excursions to Vienna, Paris, Italy, and more.

      “While we have typically focused upon the composer in our programming," she adds, "many of our upcoming concerts focus instead upon a specific place and time. The result is to feel immersed in the very texture of the city or state’s culture in this era--and to feel a tangible connection to the culture of its day.”

      For the full season schedule visit the Early Music Vancouver website here.