As we move into the new year, Early Music Vancouver (EMV) begins the second half of its 51st season. Its Digital Concert Hall, virtual season, returns Wednesday January 13th and continues with bi-weekly productions released until June 2nd.
The 11 remaining concerts in the season feature a diverse program, featuring works by Vivaldi, Bach, Corelli, Janitsch, Rogers & Hart, Gilbert & Sullivan, newly commissions pieces and even a program of West African music.
EMV is joined by collaborators Pacific Baroque Orchestra, and a host of performers, musician and composers throughout the season. Each digital concert hall performances features interviews between the artists and host Bill Richardson, author and former CBC radio host. Concerts were filmed and recorded at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Christ Church Cathedral Vancouver, Christ Church Cathedral Victoria, and the Orpheum Annex so you will feel at home with the EMV performances in these concert halls.
The first concert of the 2021 half of the season debuts January 13th, at 7:30pm – Vivaldi & Bach: The Trio Sonata in the 18th Century. Performed by Marc Destrubé, former Music Director of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra and co-concertmaster of the Orchestra of the 18th Century, Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Music Director Emerita, Christina Mahler, former principal cellist of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, as well as Christina Hutten, keyboardist of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra.
All Digital Concert Hall performances premiere on EMV’s Youtube channel and on channel 710 for Telus Optik Subscribers, then will be made available to watch for one year from the premiere date. All concerts are free to the public but donations to EMV are very welcome.