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Sequentia: The Queen and the Troubadour

Sequentia: The Queen and the Troubadour

Friday August 7, 2015 | 7:30pm
Roy Barnett Recital Hall

Inspired by the stories of ‘courts of love’ presided over by twelfth-century noblewomen such as Eleanor of Aquitaine, this programme presents songs, stories and dances from the love-drenched world of the troubadours and minstrels of medieval Europe.

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A Queen’s Music – Reginald Mobley in recital

A Queen’s Music – Reginald Mobley in recital

Thursday August 6, 2015, 7:30pm
Yaletown Roundhouse

As was with people of color, the contribution of gay composers and musicians throughout history has been largely forgotten, hidden, or ignored. And in this “Age of Grindr”, where the “woof” of an app is stronger than the bite of wit, we need to be reminded that we have a responsibility as lay curators of culture.

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Pergolesi Stabat Mater

Pergolesi Stabat Mater

Wednesday August 5, 2015 | 7:30pm
Roy Barnett Recital Hall

Perhaps the most celebrated queen in Western music history, the Virgin Mary, has inspired countless sacred musical tributes. This programme includes two superb examples, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater for soprano and alto soloists and the less well-known, but equally poignant, Il pianto di Maria by Giovanni Battista Farrandini for mezzo-soprano.

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Brahms’ “Die Schöne Magelone” with Tyler Duncan & Erika Switzer

Brahms’ “Die Schöne Magelone” with Tyler Duncan & Erika Switzer

Tuesday August 4, 2015 | 7:30pm
Roy Barnett Recital Hall

Die Schöne Magelone tells Ludwig Tieck’s medieval love story about Peter, a young knight from Provence, and the beautiful princess Magelone. Set by Johannes Brahms for baritone, narrator, and piano, the fifteen songs are interwoven with unifying descriptive prose.

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Purcell’s Opera in Concert – Dido and Aeneas

Purcell’s Opera in Concert – Dido and Aeneas

Thursday July 30, 2015 | 7:30pm | Pre-concert discussion in the Royal Bank Cinema at 6:45pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

One of the best-loved and well-known of all English operas, Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas tells the tragic tale of Queen Dido’s love and subsequent abandonment by the Trojan hero, Aeneas.

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Lutenist Ronn McFarlane in recital

Lutenist Ronn McFarlane in recital

Thursday July 30, 2015 | 12:00pm
Roy Barnett Recital Hall

“His intense concentration, technical prowess and rapport with the audience showed that, in time, he could become the Segovia of the lute.” – Chicago Tribune

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Queen Christina – The Girl King, with Soprano Ellen Hargis

Queen Christina – The Girl King, with Soprano Ellen Hargis

Sunday July 26, 2015 | 7:30pm
Roy Barnett Recital Hall

A musical account of the life of Queen Christina of Sweden, one of Europe’s most eccentric monarchs and personalities. Featuring music and dance by Luigi Rossi, Alessandro Scarlatti, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Arcangelo Corelli, and others.

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