CONCERT I: Mozart à Milano – guest soloist Michael Maniaci. A co-presentation with Early Music Vancouver
Run, don’t walk, to this concert of stunning arias from Mozart’s Lucio Silla; Exsultate Jubilate, and his symphonies in F and G.
Fri Sept 28 – Christ Church Cathedral 8pm (corner of Burrard & Georgia Streets)
Sat Sept 29 – West Vancouver United Church 8pm (2062 Esquimalt Ave. West Van)
CONCERT II: lux/nox
PBO & musica intima join forces in a programme of resplendent Advent music.
Sat Nov 17 – St. John’s Shaughnessy 7:30pm (1490 Nanton Ave. Vancouver)
Sun Nov 18 – St. Andrew’s United Church 2:30pm (1044 St. George’s Ave., North Van)
Baroque Christmas – PBO with Laudate Singers
Sunday, Dec 9, 2012 at 3 pm – St. Andrew’s United Church (1044 St. George’s Ave. North Van)
Charpentier’s Te Deum and Messe de Minuit.
Chutzpah! Festival presents
War, Love & Loss:
VICO, with members of PACIFIC BAROQUE ORCHESTRA
Music for voice, Western strings & world instruments
by Christina Oorebeek, Mark Armanini, Moshe Denburg & Farshid Samandari
Monday February 11, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Norman Rothstein Theatre (950 W 41st Ave., Vancouver)
War, Love, and Loss is a concert of new works that the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra (VICO) will present in collaboration with Pacific Baroque Orchestra (PBO) on February 11, at Vancouver’s Chutzpah! Festival. The programme will include world premieres of pieces by Canadian composers Farshid Samandari, Mark Armanini, and Moshe Denburg, as well as Dutch composer Christina Oorebeek. The program will feature three vocalists (two tenors and a mezzo-soprano) accompanied by a 15-member ensemble of European baroque period instruments together with traditional Asian instruments. The roster includes baroque violins and violas, baroque cello, viola da gamba, recorder, erhu (Chinese bowed string), kamanche (Persian bowed string), barbat (Persian lute), dizi (Chinese bamboo flute), zheng (Chinese long zither), and percussion.
War, Love and Loss forms a cycle which moves from Oorebeek’s settings of the ancient Chinese book 36 Strategies (militaristic tactics), to Armanini’s composition based on Chinese poetry from the Tang dynasty dealing with connectedness and family, to Samandari’s and Denburg’s treatments of Farsi poetry and traditional Ladino and Hebrew songs concerning love and loss. It is a journey in time – moving from ancient texts and narratives to more modern sensibilities, highlighting contemporary composers writing new intercultural works on period instruments, and shedding light on the musical traditions of Canada’s many cultures.
Tickets available NOW at Tickets Tonight: purchase online or call 604-257-5111.
CONCERT III: Purcell & Friends, with Marc Destrubé, guest director
Ravishing orchestral & chamber music of Henry Purcell and his contemporaries
Sat March 2, 2013 – St. Mark’s Church 7:30pm (1805 Larch St. Vancouver)
Sun March 3, 2013 – West Van United Church 2:30pm
CONCERT IV: Organ Extravaganza, with Alexander Weimann, organ soloist
Organ concerti of Handel & CPE Bach, featuring Alexander Weimann on the West Vancouver United Church’s splendid organ. There is just one performance of this concert, so buy your tickets early!
Sat June 1, 2013 – West Vancouver United Church, 7:30pm