April – May 2024
After a few detours to investigate special topics, Early Music Vancouver’s Online School returns to exploring the music of a specific historical era – the Baroque.
Each session will focus on an important musical composition and the many pressures that contributed to its molding, from aesthetics to acoustics, personalities to budgets, and the social expectations of glinting palace ballrooms, muddy urban streets, and hired church pews. As always, each session will feature an interview with a special musical guest.
Wednesdays from 3:30 – 5 p.m. and 7:30 – 9 p.m. via Zoom
$120 CAD per participant
Registration via Eventbrite will be available after 1 p.m. PST on January 30, 2024.
Click here to register for the 3:30 time slot.
Click here to register for the 7:30 time slot.
April 24: Drama and Persuasion: Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610
May 1: Image of the Dance: Elisabeth Claude Jacquet de la Guerre’s Suite in D Major
May 8: The Art of Conversation and Concerto: Antonio Vivaldi’s L’estro armonico
May 15: Urban Life and Listening: Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion
May 22: A Mexican Maestro’s Audition: Manuel de Zumaya’s Sol fa de Pedro
May 29: Media and Entertainment: Handel’s Giulio Cesare
Christina Hutten, Course Designer & Instructor
Organist and harpsichordist Christina Hutten has presented recitals in Canada, the United States, and Europe. She performs regularly with Pacific Baroque Orchestra and has appeared as concerto soloist with the Okanagan Symphony, the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, and the Arizona State University Chamber Orchestra. Christina is also an enthusiastic teacher. She coaches and coordinates the early music ensembles at the University of British Columbia and has given masterclasses and workshops at institutions including the Victoria Baroque Summer Program, Brandon University, the University of Manitoba, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada’s National Music Centre in Calgary, and the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute. Funded by a generous grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, she pursued historical keyboard studies in Europe with Francesco Cera, François Espinasse, and Bernard Winsemius. She participated in the Britten-Pears Programme, led by Andreas Scholl and Tamar Halperin, for which she was awarded the Loewen Prize. Christina obtained a master’s degree in Organ Performance from Arizona State University under the direction of Kimberly Marshall and an Advanced Certificate in Harpsichord Performance from the University of Toronto, where she studied with Charlotte Nediger. She is now a doctoral candidate in musicology at UBC.