Contrasto Armonico in the Art of Baroque Sonata
Sunday, July 10, 7pm at St. Barnabas Anglican Church (Belmont and Begbie)
EMSI is proud to be sponsoring a concert in the evening of July 10, by Contrasto Armonico at St. Barnabus Anglican Church in Victoria.
The concert features musicians, Paul Luchkow, violin, Marta Semkiw, cello and Marco Vitale.
The word ‘sonata’ comes from the Italian language and it literally means ‘played’. During the Baroque period the term was referring to a piece to be ‘played’ rather than ‘sung’ (cantata).There was no set form or number of movements.
The sonata flourished in Italy but it quickly became a musical form present in all Europe. Contrasto Armonico will explore the world of the baroque sonata performing music by Veracini, Scarlatti, Corelli, Vivaldi, Bach and Leclair.
Contrasto Armonico was born in 2004 out of an idea of Marta Semkiw and Marco Vitale (music director). Its inauguration was celebrated in Delft (NL) with two productions of Handel operas: “Siroe, Re di Persia” and “Lotario”. Contrasto Armonico has performed in prestigious concert halls and festivals such as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Utrecht Early Music Festival, and Styriarte Graz, and is now based in Victoria, BC.
Come out and support this fine new organization in the Victoria early music scene.