Our Digital Concert Hall gives you access to watch three concerts from our summer Bach Festival from the comfort of your own home. This package also includes a free film for you to enjoy! These concerts cannot be purchased individually.
**Links to view the concerts will be sent once they become available, and can be viewed until Aug 31st, 11 p.m. PST **
Ebb and Flow – available July 30th at 7 p.m.
Artists: Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Alexander Weimann, music director; David Greenberg, violin; David McGuinness, keyboard; Fiona Tinwei Lam, Vancouver poet laureate
Join Vancouver’s new Poet Laureate, Fiona T Lam, EMV’s Artists-in-Residence and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra in a musical celebration of water.
The Pacific Baroque Orchestra will perform Handel’s Water Music – a suite of highly spirited dance pieces for a small orchestra. Originally intended for outdoor performance, the work premiered on a barge on the River Thames, where it provided entertainment for a royal cruise hosted by King George I of Great Britain on July 17, 1717. The king was so delighted with the new work that he asked to hear it over and over—for a total of four performances. Telemann’s water music, Hamburger Ebb’ und Fluth, celebrated the centennial anniversary of the Hamburg Admiralty in 1723. The suite draws upon Hamburg’s geographical location as an important and successful port on the river Elbe. Telemann illustrates the piece with mythological water deities and tone painting. Alasdair MacLean is a Canadian composer living in Nova Scotia. His piece for five strings, The Silken Water is Weaving and Weaving, was inspired by a line from the poem Cape Breton by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1976). For more information about this programme, click here.
This concert is generously supported by Zelie & Vincent Tan, Helen & Frank Elfert, Mark De Silva.