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Brandenburg Concertos

Brandenburg Concertos

Friday, September 18, 2015 | 7:30pm
The Vancouver Playhouse



To start our 2015-16 Baroque Series at the Vancouver Playhouse, EMV partners with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra for a performance featuring Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2 and 4 as well as concertos for solo recorder and solo trumpet by Georg Philipp Telemann.

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar18-09-2015 7:30 pm19-09-2015 12:00 amBrandenburg Concertos Friday, September 18, 2015 | 7:30pm

To start our 2015-16 Baroque Series at the Vancouver Playhouse, EMV partners with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra for a performance featuring Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2 and 4 as well as concertos for solo recorder and solo trumpet by Georg Philipp Telemann.The Vancouver PlayhouseDD/MM/YYYY

Culture Days: The Path to Performance

Culture Days: The Path to Performance

Friday September 25, 2015 | Open rehearsal: 4:30-5:30pm | Discussion: 5:30-6:30pm
Hodson Manor, 1254 West 7th Avenue

Founded in 2009, Culture Days is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a national network of cultural connections devoted to providing Canadians with opportunities to participate in and appreciate all forms of arts and culture.

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Salsa Baroque – Ensemble Caprice

Salsa Baroque – Ensemble Caprice

Thursday October 15, 2015 | 7:30pm
The Vancouver Playhouse

Salsa is the Spanish word for sauce, designating at the same time a dance as well as a family of musical genres in Latin-American music. It is this latter meaning and its ancient roots that inspire the title Salsa Baroque.

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar15-10-2015 7:30 pm16-10-2015 12:00 amSalsa Baroque – Ensemble Caprice Thursday October 15, 2015 | 7:30pmSalsa is the Spanish word for sauce, designating at the same time a dance as well as a family of musical genres in Latin-American music. It is this latter meaning and its ancient roots that inspire the title Salsa Baroque.The Vancouver PlayhouseDD/MM/YYYY

Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

Friday October 23, 2015 | 7:30pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Monteverdi’s Vespers is a monumental masterpiece. Conductor and lutenist Stephen Stubbs leads nine soloists, the Vancouver Chamber Choir, and a collection of North America’s best seventeenth-century instrumentalists including the peerless Bruce Dickey on cornetto.

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar23-10-2015 7:30 pm24-10-2015 12:00 amMonteverdi Vespers of 1610 Friday October 23, 2015 | 7:30pmMonteverdi’s Vespers is a monumental masterpiece. Conductor and lutenist Stephen Stubbs leads nine soloists, the Vancouver Chamber Choir, and a collection of North America’s best seventeenth-century instrumentalists including the peerless Bruce Dickey on cornetto.Chan Shun Concert Hall at the Chan Centre for the Performing ArtsDD/MM/YYYY

Music from the Court of Versailles – Byron Schenkman and Friends

Music from the Court of Versailles – Byron Schenkman and Friends

Friday November 6, 2015 | 7:30pm
The Vancouver Playhouse

An evening of delights from the trend-setting courts of Louis XIV and Louis XV, from the refined elegance of Couperin and Marais to the irresistible flamboyance of Duphly and Rameau.

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar06-11-2015 7:30 pm07-11-2015 12:00 amMusic from the Court of Versailles – Byron Schenkman and Friends Friday November 6, 2015 | 7:30pmAn evening of delights from the trend-setting courts of Louis XIV and Louis XV, from the refined elegance of Couperin and Marais to the irresistible flamboyance of Duphly and Rameau.The Vancouver PlayhouseDD/MM/YYYY

Dialogos Ensemble – Swithun – A Medieval Miracle Play

Dialogos Ensemble – Swithun – A Medieval Miracle Play

Friday November 13, 2015 | 7:30pm
Telus Studio Theatre at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

One of Dialogos’s favourite repertoires, early medieval polyphony from Winchester, is at the origin of this programme. Through the voice of Wulfstan the Cantor, it follows the path of a penitent man haunted by his visionary or terrifying dreams, trying to escape from three raging Furies, wild like wolves, and finally finding salvation from Swithun, saint of all miracles.

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar13-11-2015 7:30 pm14-11-2015 12:00 amDialogos Ensemble – Swithun – A Medieval Miracle Play Friday November 13, 2015 | 7:30pmOne of Dialogos’s favourite repertoires, early medieval polyphony from Winchester, is at the origin of this programme. Through the voice of Wulfstan the Cantor, it follows the path of a penitent man haunted by his visionary or terrifying dreams, trying to escape from three raging Furies, wild like wolves, and finally finding salvation from Swithun, saint of all miracles.Telus Studio Theatre at the Chan Centre for the Performing ArtsDD/MM/YYYY

Juilliard415 with conductor Nicholas McGegan

Juilliard415 with conductor Nicholas McGegan

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 18-20, 2015| 10:30am
Vancouver Academy of Music

EMV partners with Music in the Morning to bring Juilliard415, the principal period-instrument ensemble of the Julliard School, along with four vocalists and star guest conductor Nicholas McGegan, to the stage of the Vancouver Academy of Music. The programme includes Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 6 and Georg Philipp Telemann’s Die Tageszeiten, a collection of secular cantatas.

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Festive Cantatas – Praetorius Christmas Vespers

Festive Cantatas – Praetorius Christmas Vespers

Sunday December 20, 2015 | 3:00pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Thirteen vocal soloists specializing in seventeenth-century music from all over North America, string band, cornetto and sackbut players, three theorbo players, and multiple keyboardists join together to recreate the joyful celebration of Christmas Vespers as it might have been heard under the direction of Michael Praetorius in seventeenth-century Germany.

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar20-12-2015 3:00 pm21-12-2015 12:00 amFestive Cantatas – Praetorius Christmas Vespers Sunday December 20, 2015 | 3:00pmThirteen vocal soloists specializing in seventeenth-century music from all over North America, string band, cornetto and sackbut players, three theorbo players, and multiple keyboardists join together to recreate the joyful celebration of Christmas Vespers as it might have been heard under the direction of Michael Praetorius in seventeenth-century Germany.Chan Shun Concert Hall at the Chan Centre for the Performing ArtsDD/MM/YYYY

Watermusic – Orchestral Suites – Victoria Baroque Players

Watermusic – Orchestral Suites – Victoria Baroque Players

Friday January 15, 2016 | 7:30pm
The Vancouver Playhouse

What happens when the best musical minds like Georg Philipp Telemann, George Frideric Handel, and Jean-Philippe Rameau are given free rein to depict royalty as well as the life of villagers and mariners?

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar15-01-2016 7:30 pm16-01-2016 12:00 amWatermusic – Orchestral Suites – Victoria Baroque Players Friday January 15, 2016 | 7:30pmWhat happens when the best musical minds like Georg Philipp Telemann, George Frideric Handel, and Jean-Philippe Rameau are given free rein to depict royalty as well as the life of villagers and mariners? The Vancouver PlayhouseDD/MM/YYYY

Death and Devotion with Soprano Dorothee Mields

Death and Devotion with Soprano Dorothee Mields

Wednesday February 3, 2016 | 7:30pm
Telus Studio Theatre at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

German early music star soprano Dorothee Mields returns to Vancouver for a shared recital of seventeenth and early eighteenth-century North German sacred music with American baritone, Sumner Thompson. Marc Destrubé leads an ensemble of solo strings, gambas and a full continuo section.

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar03-02-2016 7:30 pm04-02-2016 12:00 amDeath and Devotion with Soprano Dorothee Mields Wednesday February 3, 2016 | 7:30pmGerman early music star soprano Dorothee Mields returns to Vancouver for a shared recital of seventeenth and early eighteenth-century North German sacred music with American baritone, Sumner Thompson. Marc Destrubé leads an ensemble of solo strings, gambas and a full continuo section.Telus Studio Theatre at the Chan Centre for the Performing ArtsDD/MM/YYYY

House of Dreams – Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

House of Dreams – Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

Friday March 4, 2016 | 7:30pm
The Vancouver Playhouse

An imaginative multi-media concert designed by Alison Mackay for Canada’s revered and treasured Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. A magical journey to the meeting places of baroque art and music – five European homes where exquisite works by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and Marais were played against a backdrop of paintings by Vermeer, Canaletto, and Watteau.

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar04-03-2016 7:30 pm05-03-2016 12:00 amHouse of Dreams – Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra Friday March 4, 2016 | 7:30pmAn imaginative multi-media concert designed by Alison Mackay for Canada’s revered and treasured Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. A magical journey to the meeting places of baroque art and music – five European homes where exquisite works by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and Marais were played against a backdrop of paintings by Vermeer, Canaletto, and Watteau.The Vancouver PlayhouseDD/MM/YYYY

Handel’s Apollo e Dafne

Handel’s Apollo e Dafne

Friday March 18, 2016 | 7:30pm
The Vancouver Playhouse

When public performances of opera were banned in Rome by papal edicts in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, opera audiences and composers turned to the dramatic cantata for their fix of lust, madness and death.

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar18-03-2016 7:30 pm19-03-2016 12:00 amHandel’s Apollo e Dafne Friday March 18, 2016 | 7:30pmWhen public performances of opera were banned in Rome by papal edicts in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, opera audiences and composers turned to the dramatic cantata for their fix of lust, madness and death. The Vancouver PlayhouseDD/MM/YYYY

Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks

Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks

Sunday April 3, 2016, 3:00pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

The members of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra join forces with the UBC Baroque Mentorship Orchestra and representatives from the Baroque string programme at the University of Washington to perform Handel’s suite for wind band written for the fireworks celebratio commemorating the end of the War of Austrian Succession in April of 1749.

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar03-04-2016 3:00 pm04-04-2016 3:00 pmHandel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks Sunday April 3, 2016, 3:00pmThe members of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra join forces with the UBC Baroque Mentorship Orchestra and representatives from the Baroque string programme at the University of Washington to perform Handel's suite for wind band written for the fireworks celebratio commemorating the end of the War of Austrian Succession in April of 1749. Chan Shun Concert Hall at the Chan Centre for the Performing ArtsDD/MM/YYYY

Phillipe Herreweghe & Collegium Vocale Gent – Lagrime di San Pietro

Phillipe Herreweghe & Collegium Vocale Gent – Lagrime di San Pietro

Friday April 15, 2016 | 7:30pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

A refined sound and perfect vocal blend are among the many qualities that define Philippe Herreweghe’s Collegium Vocale Gent as one of the world’s most accomplished vocal ensembles.

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar15-04-2016 7:30 pm16-04-2016 12:00 amPhillipe Herreweghe & Collegium Vocale Gent – Lagrime di San Pietro Friday April 15, 2016 | 7:30pmA refined sound and perfect vocal blend are among the many qualities that define Philippe Herreweghe's Collegium Vocale Gent as one of the world's most accomplished vocal ensembles. Chan Shun Concert Hall at the Chan Centre for the Performing ArtsDD/MM/YYYY