Arts at One
EMV is proud to partner with Douglas College and John Glofcheskie for these events. Admission is free.
Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, Douglas College
700 Royal Avenue, New Westminster
(One block from the New Westminster SkyTrain Station)
For further information, please contact Krista Eide, Arts Events Officer, email@example.com or 604-527-5723.
Groups of 10 or more may be accommodated with advance notice.
Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 1 pm
Paul Luchkow (violin) and Michael Jarvis (harpsichord) join internationally-acclaimed bass viol/viola da gambist Sam Stadlen of Fretwork (London, UK) in a programme exploring this astonishingly inventive repertoire: the place where musical experimentation and unfettered imagination intersect. Music by Buxtehude, Biber, Louis Couperin, Marais, Telemann, and Rameau.
* This event will take place in room (N3285) instead of the theatre.
Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 1 pm
In this programme, the Diderot String Quartet performs excerpts from The Art of the Fugue with Mendelssohn’s rarely heard Fugue for string quartet, op. 81/4, a beautiful nod to Bach, and his beloved String Quartet No. 2, op. 13, which pays homage to the Baroque master in its own fugal way.
Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 1 pm
Florence Bolton (gamba)and Benjamin Parrot (theorbo) explore the world of G.P. Telemann who in his lifetime enjoyed more fame and renown than even the great J.S. Bach. This great master of instrumental music, open to French and Italian influences as well as the new galant style that flourished in Germany, succeeded, especially in his chamber music, in creating a charming synthesis of European styles at the crossroads between Baroque and Classical.
Since 2016, EMV has partnered with Douglas College to present a series of three free Lecture-Demonstrations related to programs from EMV’s Main Series. These serve to enrich the students’ musical education and bring an awareness of early music and EMV’s season programming to the broader community in New Westminster.
The Douglas College Music Program was inaugurated in 1970 during the first year of the College’s operations. For more than four decades, students from British Columbia, across Canada, and around the world have come to take their first two years of a Bachelor of Music degree in its supportive, friendly environment. Students complete their degrees at the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria and elsewhere. Several have made their mark in the musical world nationally and internationally. The Basic Musicianship Program appeals to students who wish to have a one-year comprehensive introduction to music or who wish to solidify their skills for further study. The College introduced a Music Technology Certificate Program in 2011. In keeping with its community mandate, the College has continuously offered a range of non-credit lessons and classes, currently under the Community Music School. The fine facilities include studios and practice rooms, ensemble rooms, a piano laboratory, recording studios, and a 330-seat Performing Arts Theatre which offers weekly Thursday concerts by professional musicians.
While Renaissance and Baroque music has always been a part of choral concerts, early music received an important boost with the acquisition of a double-manual French harpsichord by noted Vancouver builder Craig Tomlinson in 1992. The inaugural recital was played by Ton Koopman; the harpsichord instructor was Doreen Oke. Monica Kim was the first student to make harpsichord her concentration and her career. Early music has also continuously been part of music history studies at the college. The head of music history, John Glofcheskie, has a special interest in the fortepiano and in Classical and Romantic performance practice, and is the liaison person for the series.
For more information about these events, please contact the music department at Douglas College: firstname.lastname@example.org or 604 527 5495. The New Westminster campus of Douglas College is located at 700 Royal Avenue (corner of 8th St.) and is within easy access of the New Westminster Skytrain Station.