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July 2020

Virtuoses de Paris

10 July 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online Victoria, British Columbia Canada

Music for the Pause Program No. 2 – July 10, 7:30PM – Virtuoses de Paris Soile Stratkauskas, Jeanne Lamon, Christina Mahler, Christina Hutten Marin Marais Pieces en Trio Suite No.1 Telemann Paris Quartet Sonata No.2 Hotteterre Brunette ‘Vous qui faite votre modelle’ for solo flute Leclair Deuxième Récréation de Musique Plus an interview with baroque violinist Kati Debretzeni.   Watch the performance on FaceBook Live!  

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Summer Garden Concert 1: Les Délices de la Solitude

12 July 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
RSVP for address Victoria, British Columbia Canada

This is our first “real concert” since the month of March! It will be set in the beautiful garden of Dr. Lloyd Howard and organized in accordance with provincial sanitary recommendations. This concert will be on on Sunday, 12 July at 2:30 p.m. The Society is grateful to Dr. Howard for the use of his garden on this occasion. The concert will feature Martin Bonham, baroque cello, Katrina Russell, bassoon and Andrew Clark, natural horn. The programme is entitled Les…

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Mad Italians

17 July 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online Victoria, British Columbia Canada

Music for the Pause Program No. 3 – July 17, 7:30 PM – Mad Italians Chloe Kim, Mark McDonald Corelli Sonata in C Major Frescobaldi Toccata 1 for solo keyboard Vivaldi Violin Sonata in G minor Scarlatti Sonatas for Keyboard K23 & 24 Corelli “Follia” Plus an interview with director of Historical Performance at Juilliard, Robert Mealy.   Watch the performance on FaceBook Live!  

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Birds, Beasts, and Fantasies

24 July 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online Victoria, British Columbia Canada

Music for the Pause Program No. 4 – July 24, 7:30 PM – Birds, Beasts, and Fantasies Soile Stratkauskas, Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith, & Christina Mahler Telemann Fantasia for solo flute No.1 Telemann Gulliver’s Suite for two violins Hotteterre Air de M. De Bousset & Echos for solo flute Rebel ‘Bird Suite’ from Les Élémens Biber Sonata Representativa Plus an interview with Tafelmusik Director Emerita Jeanne Lamon.   Watch the performance on FaceBook Live!  

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Stylus Fantasitcus

31 July 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online Victoria, British Columbia Canada

Music for the Pause Program No. 5 – July 31, 7:30 PM – Stylus Fantasticus Jeanne Lamon, Chloe Kim, Christina Mahler & Christina Hutton Schmelzer​ Sonate a 2 in F Major For 2 Violins and Continuo Buxtehude​ Sonata III Op. 2, BuxWV 261 in G Minor Schmelzer​ Sonata Quarta in D Major Buxtehude​ Sonata a 3 in G Major, BuxWV 271 Plus an interview with Julliard's Elizabeth Blumenstock.   Watch the performance on FaceBook Live!

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August 2020

Summer Garden Concert 2: A Great Noyse

1 August 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
RSVP for address Victoria, British Columbia Canada

Both performances now fully booked! EMSI is pleased to present, in cooperation with the Ancient Music Society of Victoria, a second garden concert. The theme is outdoor music of the Renaissance, and features A Great Noyse, performing on sackbuts, shawms and dulcian, the loud consort, or Alta Capella. The concert will also feature early German bagpipes. We associate bagpipes mostly with Scottish pipe bands, but the instrument was a ubiquitous outdoor instrument throughout Europe in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.…

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Mozart and Friends

7 August 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Friday, repeating until 11 September 2020

Online Victoria, British Columbia Canada

Music for the Pause Program No. 6 – August 7, 7:30 PM – Mozart and Friends Christi Myers & Mieka Michaux Hoffmeister​ Duo for Violin and Viola, Op. 13, No. 6 in D Major Bruni​ Duo for Violin and Viola, Op. 4, No. 1 in B Flat Major Hoffmeister​ Duo for Violin and Viola, Op. 13, No. 3 in F major Mozart​ Duo for Violin and Viola, No. 1 in G Major Plus an interview with conductor and pianist Yannick Nezet-Seguin.  …

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French Baroque Rivals

14 August 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online Victoria, British Columbia Canada

Music for the Pause Program No. 7 – August 14, 7:30 PM – French Baroque Rivals Tyson Doknjas, Chloe Kim & Kathryn Wiebe Guignon​ Les Folies D’Espagne Op. 9 Nicola Canzano​ Selections from Fourth Assortment in G minor, Les Goûts-Redivisés Guillemain​ Sonata No. 2, Op. 4 in D Minor for Two Violins Leclair​ Sonata No. 6, Op. 3 in D Major for Two Violins Plus an interview with baroque violinist Rachel Podger.   Watch the performance on FaceBook Live on…

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German Winds

21 August 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online Victoria, British Columbia Canada

Music for the Pause Program No. 8 – August 21, 7:30 PM – German Winds Soile Stratkauskas, Kathryn Wiebe, Katrina Russell & Christina Hutten Fasch​ Quartet in D Bach​ Trio in F transcribed for flute, violin and bassoon BWV 1040 Schaffrath​ Trio for violin, bassoon and basso continuo in Bb Bach ​Andante​ ​from organ trio BWV 528​ ​transcribed for flute and organ Telemann​ Quartet in E minor Plus an interview with director and keyboard player Steven Devine.   Watch the performance…

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Mozart and Bach’s Grandson​

28 August 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online Victoria, British Columbia Canada

Music for the Pause Program No. 9 – August 28, 7:30 PM – Mozart and Bach's Grandson Soile Stratkauskas, Mieka Michaux & Christina Mahler Mozart​ Flute Quartet in C Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach​ Trio in G major Mozart​ Flute Quartet in D Plus an interview with viola player Joanna Hood.   Watch the performance on FaceBook Live!

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September 2020

Meditations on Solo Bach

4 September 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online Victoria, British Columbia Canada

Music for the Pause Program No. 10 – September 4, 7:30 PM – Meditations on Solo Bach Christi Myers, Chloe Kim, Kathryn Wiebe & Tyson Doknjas violin Joanna Hood & Mieka Michaux viola Christina Mahler cello   Prelude - Suite in D Minor Adagio - Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001 Allemande - Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012 Sarabanda - Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004 Grave - Sonata No. 2 in A…

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Bach and Biber

11 September 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online Victoria, British Columbia Canada

Music for the Pause Program No. 11 – September 11, 7:30 PM – Bach and Biber Jeanne Lamon, Chloe Kim, Christina Mahler & Christina Hutton Biber​ Partia V in G minor from ​Harmonia artificiosa-ariosa J.S. Bach​ Continuo Sonata in E Minor, BWV 1023 Buxtehude Sonata for Two Violins and Continuo in C major, BuxWV 266 J.S. Bach​ Ciaccona BWV 1004 Arrangement by Jeanne Lamon Plus an interview with Tafelmusik's Director Emerita Jeanne Lamon.   Watch the performance on FaceBook Live…

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Beauty and Madness

27 September 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Christ Church Cathedral, 911 Quadra Street at Rockland Avenue
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3G8 Canada
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A Music for the Pause Exclusive Live Event! We are delighted to announce that Music for the Pause will return for one more very special event. Join violinist Chloe Kim in person in Christ Church Cathedral’s large main worship space, along with several of the musicians featured during this incredibly successful online summer event for a highlights program, including music for strings by J.S. Bach, Buxtehude, and Vivaldi.   Tickets: $50 Premium Tickets (front row): $250 for a pair (includes…

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Beauty and Madness

27 September 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Christ Church Cathedral, 911 Quadra Street at Rockland Avenue
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3G8 Canada
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A Music for the Pause Exclusive Live Event! We are delighted to announce that Music for the Pause will return for one more very special event. Join violinist Chloe Kim in person in Christ Church Cathedral’s large main worship space, along with several of the musicians featured during this incredibly successful online summer event for a highlights program, including music for strings by J.S. Bach, Buxtehude, and Vivaldi.   Tickets: $50 Premium Tickets (front row): $250 for a pair (includes…

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October 2020

A Joyful Restart

3 October 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music, 907 Pandora Avenue
Victoria, BC V8V 3P4 Canada
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Four outstanding BC early music specialists offer a dazzling spread of some of the finest chamber music of the Baroque Era. Sunny, optimistic trio sonatas by Handel and Bach, a striking sinfonia by the revolutionary Italian composer Alessandro Stradella, and Telemanns's imaginative Paris Quartet in E minor, finishing with an otherworldly passacaglia.   Soile Stratkauskas flute Chloe Meyers violin Natalie Mackie viola da gamba Alexander Weimann harpsichord   G.F. Handel: Trio Sonata in A major Op.5 No.1 A. Stradella: Sinfonia…

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A Joyful Restart

3 October 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music, 907 Pandora Avenue
Victoria, BC V8V 3P4 Canada
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Four outstanding BC early music specialists offer a dazzling spread of some of the finest chamber music of the Baroque Era. Sunny, optimistic trio sonatas by Handel and Bach, a striking sinfonia by the revolutionary Italian composer Alessandro Stradella, and Telemanns's imaginative Paris Quartet in E minor, finishing with an otherworldly passacaglia.   Soile Stratkauskas flute Chloe Meyers violin Natalie Mackie viola da gamba Alexander Weimann harpsichord   G.F. Handel: Trio Sonata in A major Op.5 No.1 A. Stradella: Sinfonia…

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A Joyful Restart

4 October 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music, 907 Pandora Avenue
Victoria, BC V8V 3P4 Canada
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Four outstanding BC early music specialists offer a dazzling spread of some of the finest chamber music of the Baroque Era. Sunny, optimistic trio sonatas by Handel and Bach, a striking sinfonia by the revolutionary Italian composer Alessandro Stradella, and Telemanns's imaginative Paris Quartet in E minor, finishing with an otherworldly passacaglia.   Soile Stratkauskas flute Chloe Meyers violin Natalie Mackie viola da gamba Alexander Weimann harpsichord   G.F. Handel: Trio Sonata in A major Op.5 No.1 A. Stradella: Sinfonia…

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A Joyful Restart

4 October 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music, 907 Pandora Avenue
Victoria, BC V8V 3P4 Canada
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Four outstanding BC early music specialists offer a dazzling spread of some of the finest chamber music of the Baroque Era. Sunny, optimistic trio sonatas by Handel and Bach, a striking sinfonia by the revolutionary Italian composer Alessandro Stradella, and Telemanns's imaginative Paris Quartet in E minor, finishing with an otherworldly passacaglia.   Soile Stratkauskas flute Chloe Meyers violin Natalie Mackie viola da gamba Alexander Weimann harpsichord   G.F. Handel: Trio Sonata in A major Op.5 No.1 A. Stradella: Sinfonia…

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December 2020

A Baroque Christmas Online

20 December 2020
Online Victoria, British Columbia Canada

As a special seasonal gift, EMSI is pleased to bring A Baroque Christmas to your home!   EMSI presents a varied Christmas programme featuring baroque music from Austria, France, Germany, Italy – and Canada! In addition to works by Biber, Campra, Telemann, and the featured work, the charming Cantata Pastorella by Benedikt Aufschnaiter (1665-1742), the concert includes the seventeenth-century “Huron Carol” sung in the original Huron/Wendat.   Jan van der Hooft  tenor Paul Luchkow  baroque violin Elyssa Lefurgy-Smith  baroque violin…

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January 2021

The (Virtual) Dark Side of Vivaldi

January 9
Online Victoria, British Columbia Canada

Join celebrated artists Chloe Kim (violin; Artistic Director of Victoria's recent Music for the Pause), Jeanne Lamon (violin; Music Director Emerita of Tafelmusik), Christina Mahler (cello), and Christina Hutten (harpsichord) for "The Dark Side of Vivaldi". Drama, tragedy, and haunting beauty - you'll hear it all in this exclusive program of fiery Italian works. Click here to purchase tickets and watch the concert! Listen to the pre-concert talk:   Vivaldi ​Trio Sonata Op. 1, No. 1 g minor Stradella ​Trio…

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February 2021

Airs de Cour & Courtly Airs

February 28
Online Victoria, British Columbia Canada

EMSI presents a program of courtly songs and instrumental works from England, France, Italy and Scotland, performed by Victoria artists, soprano Gwen Jamieson, lutenist Doug Hensley and gambist Martin Bonham: sublime melodies from the high Renaissance and early Baroque. The courtly songs of the late 16th and early 17th Centuries could be considered the apotheosis of a musical form that stretches back to the 11th and 12th Centuries with the music of the Trouvères and Troubadors. Reveling in the bitter…

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On-the-Air Party

February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Victoria, British Columbia Canada
Free

You are invited to the On-the-Air Party As we are to enjoy music safely from our homes, let’s enjoy it “in the fashion of the times”! Let’s attend together the première of the concert Airs de Cour and Courtly Airs, the very moment it will be aired: Sunday, February the 28th, 2021 at 5:30 pm.  And let’s have a “souper fin” afterwards to float our questions, impressions and ideas! Please, join our “salon” after enjoying the music, with our Zoom link-in-the-air. Together with…

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April 2021

Cordiform

April 3
Online Victoria, British Columbia Canada

Ten Songs from the Chansonnier de Jean de Montchenu Julie Ryning voice and Katelyn Clark clavisimbalum Chansonnier de Jean de Montchenu, c.1475 (Henri de Rothschild MS 2973, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris) This program features ten stunning works taken from the fifteenth-century Chansonnier de Jean de Montchenu. The heart-shaped songbook was copied around 1475 and created for a priest named Jean de Montchenu, who was living in Geneva at this time. The beautifully adorned and carefully created manuscript sits in a cordiform…

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Cordiform Opening Night Event

April 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Online Victoria, British Columbia Canada
Free

You are invited to our “Cordiform Zoom-Party” As we keep enjoying music safely from our homes, let’s enjoy it “in the fashion of the times”! Let’s attend together the première of the concert Cordiform, the very moment it will be aired: Saturday, April the 3rd, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Then, let’s applaud the musicians and have a “souper” afterwards to float our questions, impressions and ideas! Please, join our “salon” around 8:00 pm after enjoying the music, with our Zoom link-in-the-air. Together with…

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