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January 2020

Bach and Buxtehude

January 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 680 Courtney St
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1C1 Canada

Chloe Kim, baroque violin Martin Bonham viola da gamba Michael Jarvis harpsichord A star is born! Victoria native Chloe Kim, a student at the Juilliard School of Music in New York, is already an emerging star in the firmament of early music. She returns home with a programme of masterpieces by J.S. Bach and his mentor Dietrerich Buxtehude.

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The Baltimore Consort: If Music be the Food of Love

January 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music, 907 Pandora Avenue
Victoria, BC V8V 3P4 Canada
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The Baltimore Consort (USA) One of EMSI’s favourite ensembles performs a brand-new programme of music based on Shakespeare’s plays. Danielle Svonavec sings some of the greatest hits from the Bard’s songbook including It Was a Lover and His Lass, Where the Bee Sucks, and Full Fathom Five. Dances and consort music round out the programme.

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February 2020

Concerto Köln: The Four Seasons

February 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music, 907 Pandora Avenue
Victoria, BC V8V 3P4 Canada
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Concerto Köln (GERMANY) Shunske Sato violin One of the great Baroque orchestras of Europe presents the first ever Victoria performance on period instruments of all the movements of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. This is a rare chance to hear a world class orchestra perform one of the pinnacles of the Baroque repertoire. Added gems are rarely heard works by Locatelli and Valentini.

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March 2020

Bernstein/Marsh/Schenkman: Vivaldi in Paris

March 14 @ 8:00 pm
Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music, 907 Pandora Avenue
Victoria, BC V8V 3P4 Canada

As the B.C. Government has placed a ban on all gatherings of 250 or more, EMSI will be cancelling the Saturday March 14 concert, Vivaldi in Paris. A decision on the final concert of the season on April 18, Plaisirs de la Chambre, will be made at a later date. Holders of pre-sold tickets will be contacted regarding a refund, offer of a replacement concert, or if they wish to donate their ticket back to the EMSI. The Society thanks…

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April 2020

Victoria Baroque: Plaisirs de la Chambre

April 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music, 907 Pandora Avenue
Victoria, BC V8V 3P4 Canada

Emma Hannan soprano Victoria Baroque (PACIFIC NORTHWEST) Soile Stratkauskas flute and direction A sensual selection of music from the salons of Versailles including music by Boismortier, Hotteterre, and Marais. Victoria Baroque is joined by Emma Hanna, one of the brightest young Canadian Early Music sopranos, and two recent and stellar additions to the West Coast Early Music scene: Caroline Nicolas (viol) and Kevin Payne (lute). As the B.C. Government has placed a ban on all gatherings of 50 or more,…

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July 2020

Violin Virtuosi

July 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online Victoria, British Columbia Canada

Music for the Pause Program No. 1 – July 3 7:30PM – Violin Virtuosi Chloe Kim, Christi Meyers, Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith, Kathryn Wiebe Telemann Concertos No 1 & 3 for four violins Guillemain Sonata for two violins in A minor Leclair Sonata for two violins in C major Guignon Les Sauvages Plus an interview with Portland Baroque Orchestra's director, violinist Monica Huggett.   Watch the performance on FaceBook Live!

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Virtuoses de Paris

July 10 @ 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

July 12 @ 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

July 17 @ 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

July 24 @ 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

July 31 @ 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

August 1 @ 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

August 7 @ 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

August 14 @ 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

August 21 @ 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​

August 28 @ 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

September 4 @ 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

September 11 @ 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

September 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on 27 September 2020 at 4:00 pm

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

September 27 @ 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

October 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on 4 October 2020 at 4:00 pm

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

October 3 @ 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

October 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on 4 October 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on 4 October 2020 at 4:00 pm

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

October 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on 4 October 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on 4 October 2020 at 4:00 pm

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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