You Nearly Missed: Salish Sea Early Music Festival sees classical compositions made new

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      Classical compositions are made new through the performances of Soprano Arwen Myers, harpsichordist Elisabeth Wright, and baroque flutist Jeffrey Cohan at this weekend’s Salish Sea Early Music Festival.

      The local musical event—called Airs for Springtime—is an offshoot of Early Music America, which brings early music through historically-informed performances to audiences across North America.

      Taking place this Saturday (April 13) at Vancouver’s St. Mary’s Kerrisdale Church, the program will feature early masterpieces by renowned composers George Frideric Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach, François Couperin, Toussaint Bordet, and Louis-Nicolas Clérambault.

      Each of the compositions nods to the advent of springtime, from Handel’s ethereal Singe, Seele to Bach’s sublime central aria from the Easter Oratorio and Clerambault’s Orphée.

      Here’s a setlist of which classical compositions will be filling the air.

      • George Frideric Handel, Singe, Seele and Flammende Rose from 9 German Arias
      • Johann Sebastian Bach, Sonata in G Major, BWV 1021
      • Johann Sebastian Bach, Seele, deine Spätzereien from the Easter Oratorio
      • François Couperin, Les Fauvétes Plaintives and La Linote-éfarouchée
      • Toussaint Bordet, Rossignols Amoureux, Que ce beau jour, and Ce Ruisseau 

      Salish Sea Early Music Festival 2024

      When: April 13, 7pm

      Where: St. Mary's Kerrisdale Church

      Tickets: Pay what you can (suggested donation $20 to $30), available here