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Songs of Love and War

Songs of Love and War

November 9, 2014 | 3:00pm | Pre-concert chat with Stephen Stubbs at 2:15
Orpheum Annex

Claudio Monteverdi’s Eighth and last book of Madrigals includes his most revolutionary and stirring music. In these works, Love and War become indivisible metaphors that Monteverdi evokes with the most exciting musical devices of the period. Book 8 represents the pinnacle of 17th-century musical expression and still has the power to move listeners today.

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Haydn’s Seven Last Words – Crucifixion of the Earth

Haydn’s Seven Last Words – Crucifixion of the Earth

January 24, 2015 | 8:00pm | Pre-concert chat with host Matthew White at 7:15
Orpheum Annex

In 1785 Josef Haydn wrote a chamber work based on the Biblical seven last words spoken by Christ on the cross. Traditionally, the words or phrases are spoken, followed by a meditation on those words, then by the music. EMV, in collaboration with Green College at UBC, have invited renowned BC poets Robert Bringhurst and Jan Zwicky to prepare poetry for each of the seven movements that stimulates a dialogue based on the universal human qualities in the text and also in Haydn’s deeply affecting music.

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Kristian Bezuidenhout plays Mozart Sonatas

Kristian Bezuidenhout plays Mozart Sonatas

March 8, 2015 | 3:00pm | Pre-concert chat with host Matthew White at 2:15
The Chan Centre: Telus Studio Theatre

South African-born, London-based Kristian Bezuidenhout is ranked among the leading keyboard players of his generation. Although he’s best known for his fortepiano interpretations of music by Mozart, his repertory also includes works by Schubert, Schumann and Mendelssohn. EMV is thrilled to collaborate with the Vancouver Recital Society in bringing this inspiring and captivating young artist to Vancouver.

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La Rêveuse: Songs of an English Cavalier

La Rêveuse: Songs of an English Cavalier

March 27, 2015 | 8:00pm | Pre-concert chat with host Matthew White at 7:15pm
Orpheum Annex

After being selected to participate in the first Le Jardin des Voix with William Christie’s Les Arts Florissants, tenor Jeffrey Thompson has appeared with virtually all of the biggest names in early music. For his Vancouver debut he will perform a program of music by Henry Lawes accompanied by the Paris-based instrumentalists, La Rêveuse.

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