Friday, January 15, 2016

Victoria Baroque players - a fine ensemble - working with frogs and princes.

Listen to a taster:
"From Princes to Frogs" January 2016

Four chances to hear this splendid programme with FOUR horns,
flutes, piccolos, oboes, recorders, bassoon and strings,
directed by the fantastic British harpsichordist Steven Devine.

Please visit the sites of the presenters for ticket info, or

Duncan (Cowichan Symphony Society) Thursday Jan 14th 7:30pm

Duncan Christian Reformed Church –

Vancouver (Early Music Vancouver) Friday Jan 15th 7:30pm
Vancouver Playhouse –

Victoria (Early Music Society of the Islands) Saturday Jan 16th 8pm
Alix Goolden Hall –

Saltspring Island (Artspring) Sunday Jan 17th 2:30pm
Artspring –

About this Programme

What happens when the best musical minds are given free reign to depict royalty as well as the life of villagers and mariners? Find out in this grand Baroque orchestral programme in which the splendour of four hunting horns provide the platform for music of royal grandeur as well as well as the humorous characterization of animals and raucous village life. Orchestral highlights from operas by Handel and Rameau are featured alongside two of Telemann’s biggest concert pieces – his “Water Music” and “Alster Overture”, both of which provide musical descriptions of the ebb and flow of life along the rivers of Hamburg. Come to a concert of kings and princes, nymphs, merry mariners, frogs, and crows, all directed by the exciting British harpsichord virtuoso Steven Devine.

Harpsichord Masterclass with Steven Devine 
Friday January 22nd 7-9pm
Victoria Conservatory of Music
900 Pandora St, Room 203.
Open to the public for auditing!