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A Festival of Concertos - Victoria

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Saturday, January 11th, 2014
7:30 PM

Tickets are available from St. John the Divine's office (open Monday to Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm), Long & McQuade, Munro's Books, Ivy's Bookshop, and Victoria Conservatory of Music. Recording artist and Baroque violin specialist Kati Debretzeni will also be giving an open workshop for the members of the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra at 1:00pm on Sunday, January 5th at the Church of St. John the Divine. Public admission is by donation and includes an informal performance at 3:30pm.

Consisting of works for multiple soloists by hit maker composers Vivaldi and Telemann, as well as lesser known masters Graupner, Fux, and D'Allbaco, the Festival of Concertos programme will delight both the die-hard and novice Baroque listener.

Explore the contrasting textures and colours of the ensemble's instrumentation, which includes horn, flute, bassoon, and strings led by British Baroque violin virtuoso Kati Debretzeni. One of the UK's most sought-after musicians, Debretzeni leads John Eliot Gardiner's English Baroque Soloists and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and has recorded for numerous labels as a soloist, leader, and chamber musician. She features as soloist on two versions of Bach's Brandenburg concertos: first with the European Brandenburg Ensemble under Trevor Pinnock (Gramophone Award winner, 2008), and again with the English Baroque Soloists.

Now in its third season, the Victoria Baroque Players has established itself as one of the finest Early Music ensembles in Western Canada, drawing on talent from Victoria, Vancouver, and Seattle to present concerts that are informed, lively, entertaining, and full of depth. Since its formation, the ensemble has performed two seasons at its home venue, the Church of St. John the Divine in Victoria, as well as appearing as guest ensemble at numerous concerts and festivals around the Pacific Northwest.

"A Festival of Concertos" tour and workshop are supported by grants from BC Arts Council and the CRD Arts Development Office.

"Debretzeni may rival Nigel Kennedy in both showmanship and virtuosity, but it was the sheer seductiveness of this music which won all hearts." - Guardian

"Debretzeni was the outright star, infusing the dance movements with crackling energy" – Independent

“Violinist Kati Debretzeni inevitably takes the limelight, making a strong impression with her free-flowing bow, boldly projected sound.” - Gramophone

Cost: Adult: $25
Child: $5
Senior: $23
Student: $5
Category: Arts | Entertainment
Concerts | Music
    Classical
Festivals
Location: St. John the Divine Church - Victoria
1611 Quadra Street, Victoria
This event is for Everyone
More Info: VBP Society
[email protected]
250-652-0116
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