2016 - 17 Season!

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Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 8pm
Pre-concert talk at 7:30pm
Christ Church Elbow Park [map]

Suzie LeBlanc, soprano & Constantinople (Montreal)
Kiya Tabassian, setar, shourangiz,
Michel Anger, baroque guitar and theorbo
Olivier Breault, baroque violin
Pierre-Yves Martel, viola da gamba
Patrick Graham, percussion

Renaissance Venetian madrigalist, Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677) created a secular vocal repertoire that intoxicates the senses. A worthy heiress of Monteverdi, she provides the inspiration for this program of beautifully sung poetry and bold improvisations. Also on the program are pieces by another Italian genius: Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger (1580-1651). His spontaneous changes, sharp contrasts and unusual rhythmic groupings provide fertile ground for Constantinople, who always welcome the chance to free themselves from the cultural codes of old Europe. Don't miss this opportunity to hear them perform with one of Canada's premiere early music specialists, Suzie LeBlanc in this unique concert.

Ensemble Caprice
Suzie LeBlanc
Ensemble Caprice

Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 3pm
Pre-concert talk at 2:30pm
Christ Church Elbow Park [map]
Single Tickets Online!

New Period Instrument Ensemble: Rosa Barocca
VoiceScapes & Guests

Winning instant popularity in his time, Purcell's Ode on St. Cecilia's Day (1692) is a rich and varied work including exuberant choruses, wondrous solos and amorous duets. The first half of the program will include J.S. Bach's Orchestral Suite #2. This concert will feature a brand new period instrument ensemble conducted by Claude Lapalme, along with VoiceScapes and guest singers.
(Co-presented with the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra)


Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 3pm
Pre-concert talk at 2:30pm

Christ Church Elbow Park [map]
Single Tickets Online!

Scaramella (Toronto)
Mélisande Corriveau, pardessus de viole, bass viol
Joëlle Morton, bass viol
Eric Milnes, harpsichord

Three outstanding early music specialists will present this unique concert of music for viols and harpsichord including a very special Pardessus viol which is seldom heard. The smallest member of the viola da gamba family, the pardessus de viole was designed to meet the expressive needs of aristocratic French dilettantes. It was continually modified, and ultimately abandoned. Despite this brief appearance in the evolution of music, it is the subject of a remarkably rich history, and many of the most distinguished viol players of the period performed on it.

Robert Crowe
Mélisande Corriveau
Robert Crowe
Joëlle Morton

Sunday, April 30 at 7:00pm &
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 8:00pm

Rozsa Centre, UofC [map]

Single tickets are available through
Calgary Pro Musica

Karina Gauvin, soprano & Les Boréades de Montréal

Recognized for her work in the baroque repertoire, Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin sings music from Bach to the 21st century with equal acclaim. She has sung with the greatest orchestras around the world and in this concert is joined by the nine outstanding musicians of Montreal's Les Boréades for a stunning retrospective of Henry Purcell.
(Co-presented with the Calgary Pro Musica Society)

Ivars Taurins
Les Boréades
Ivars Taurins
Karina Gauvin

Brown Paper Tickets

EMV Ticket information: 403-461-7726

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