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).
This concert is generously supported by Zelie & Vincent Tan, Helen & Frank Elfert, Mark De Silva.
The Next Generation – available Aug 3rd at 7 p.m.
Artists: Ellen Torrie, soprano; Marie Nadeau-Tremblay, violin; Sylvain Bergeron, theorbo
EMV’s Emerging Artists’ Concert features the next generation of musicians performing works by Francesca Caccini and Barbara Strozzi, Henry Purcell and J.H. Schmelzer. The 17th century was a time of great innovation in music thanks to the rise of composers who happily defied the rules of composition. Early Music Vancouver’s 2022 Emerging Artists, Ellen Torrie, soprano, and Marie-Nadeau Tremblay, violinist, are part of the next generation of musicians who also defy established practices and bring a fresh look at early music.
Ellen Torrie is a singer-songwriter and storyteller based in Montréal who works and collaborates fearlessly across a multitude of musical genres and artistic mediums. They have just completed their master’s degree in early music voice at McGill University.
Marie Nadeau-Tremblay discovered the Baroque violin during her last year at McGill University. Transported by the beauty of this music, she plunged headfirst into the Baroque world. Marie released her first solo album, Preludes et Solitudes, in 2021 and promptly won the Discovery of the Year Prize at the Opus Awards 2022. We are excited to be able to support both of these genre-pushing young artists at Early Music Vancouver, and we look forward to seeing them make their mark in the music world.
“My passion is to bridge musical and social worlds by using elements of historical performance practice to democratize music and facilitate community storytelling.”
– Ellen Torrie
This concert is generously supported by the EMV Board of Directors.
Bach: Kaleidoscope/Reimaginations – available Aug 6th 7 p.m.
Artists: Pacific Baroque Orchestra – Alexander Weimann, music director & harpsichord; Christina Hutten, harpsichord; 2022 Artist-in-Residence David McGuinness, harpsichord; Marco Vitale, harpsichord; Chloe Myers, violin; 2022 Artist-in-Residence David Greenberg, violin
This programme takes on Bach’s love of adopting other pieces as in Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins and Strings which he reworked for four harpsichords. Bach added at least four extra parts and restructured the fabric like a kaleidoscope which, when directed at a certain object, is reflective and imaginative at the same time. Programming Bach’s concerto for four harpsichord gives EMV a chance to showcase four outstanding keyboard players as well as its harpsichord collection. It also features the excellent work of local builder Craig Tomlinson whose instruments are used by the Vancouver Symphony, Vancouver Opera, UBC and EMV. This concert is a celebration of magnificent polyphony, counterpoint and accumulated keyboard power but mostly, it is a tribute to the immense wealth of Bach’s compositions.
This concert is generously sponsored by Eric Wyness.
Black Fiddlers – Bonus Free Film available July 27th at 7 p.m.
**The film will be available for viewing from July 27th at 7 p.m. PST until August 6th at 11 p.m. PST. **
Directed by Eduardo Montes-Bradley, the film traces the personal and family stories of violin players of African descent in New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, Texas, Missouri, and as far as Oregon during the Indian Wars and the Gold Rush. Inspired by the legacy of Joe & Odell Thomson, director Montes-Bradley resorted to performers Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson from The Carolina Chocolate Drops, and old-time fiddler Earl White to reconstruct three-hundred years of Black music with the help of local historians, academics, and award-winning authors like Kip Lornell and John J. Sullivan.
Black Fiddlers is the result of one year of uninterrupted research, on the road and on location. The result is a compelling one-hour documentary film carefully designed to inform and entertain while presenting the audience with a diversity of arguments never explored before on film.
**These concerts CANNOT be purchased individually**
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