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2017-2018 Season Baroque and Beyond

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1 - A TOUR OF ITALY

A tour of italy

WED OCTOBER 25 | WAT | 8 PM
FRI OCTOBER 27 | GUE | 8 PM
SAT OCTOBER 28 | CAM | 8 PM

Ian Whitman & Bénédicte Lauzière, co-curators
Matthew Jones, conductor

Rossini: Sonata No. 5 in E-flat major
Vivaldi: Concerto for two violins and cello in G minor
Respighi: Suite No. 1 from Ancient Airs and Dances
Gabrieli: Canzone No. 10 in G minor
Gabrieli: Canzone No. 7 in C major
Scarlatti: Concerto Grosso No. 3 in F major
Bottesini: Gran Duo Concertante for violin, double bass & strings

Take a journey from the Alps to Sicily, and from Rome to the Adriatic coast with the KWS as your guide. Visit some of “The Boot’s” most prolific composers from the Venetian Renaissance to the turbulent 20th century.

 

2 - CHRISTMASTIDE - A BAROQUE CHRISTMAS

christmastide- a baroque christmas

WED NOVEMBER 22 | WAT | 8 PM
FRI NOVEMBER 24 | GUE | 8 PM
SAT NOVEMBER 25 | CAM | 8 PM

Dr. David Taylor
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Martha Kalyniak and Roxolana Toews, co-curators
Ellen McAteer, soprano
Ivars Taurins, conductor

Torelli: Concerto Grosso for two violins in G minor Charpentier: In Nativitatem Domini Canticum
Manfredini: Concerto Grosso No. 12 in C major, Christmas Concerto
J.S. Bach: Excerpts from Christmas Oratorio
Handel: He shall feed his flock/Come unto him from Messiah
Locatelli: Concerto Grosso No. 8 in F minor
Various, arr. Ton Koopman: Christmas Carols

Experience a Baroque Christmas celebration, a candlelit vesper of Christmas forepast. Delightful and charming, the music of Manfredini, Torelli, Bach and Handel fills the halls. You will be enthralled with the sights and sounds of yesteryear!

 

3 - A GRAND TOUR - A HISTORY OF THE SYMPHONY

a grand tour- a history of the symphony

WED MARCH 21 | WAT | 8 PM
FRI MARCH 23 | GUE | 8 PM
SAT MARCH 24 | CAM | 8 PM

Bruce McGillivray, Curator
Mathieu Lussier, Conductor
Borys Medicky, Harpsichord

Haydn: The Apothecary Overture
Mozart: Salzburg Symphony No. 1 in D major
Boccherini: Symphony No. 3 in D major
J.C. Bach: Symphony in D major, Op. 3 No. 1
C.P.E. Bach Harpsichord Concerto in D minor

From Italian opera overture to the three- and then four-movement symphony, this program explores the development of the early Classical symphony, including the contributions of Bach brothers J.C. and C.P.E. Embark on a Grand Tour and discover the connections among all of these composers.

 

4 - THE ROYAL FIREWORKS - NO STRINGS ATTACHED

The royal fireworks- no strings attached

WED APRIL 25 | WAT | 8 PM
FRI APRIL 27 | GUE | 8 PM
SAT APRIL 28 | CAM | 8 PM

Ian Hopkin, Curator

Haydn: London Trio No. 1
Mozart: Serenade No. 12 in C minor
Gounod: Little Symphony for Wind Instruments
Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks

Handel’s original instrumentation of all winds and no strings for the Music for the Royal Fireworks is the inspiration and feature of this Baroque and Beyond program. Doing away with the quintessentially Baroque sound of the string section, this concert shines a light on music for winds and brass during the transition from the Baroque to Classical periods.