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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.

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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.

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Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra – House of Dreams

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra – House of Dreams

Friday March 4, 2016 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk at 6:45pm)
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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Ensemble Dialogos – Swithun: A Medieval Miracle Play

Ensemble Dialogos – 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.

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