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A Grand Journey (Cambridge, ON)

Nota Bene Baroque Players

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

A Grand Journey (Cambridge, ON)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price * Fee Quantity
INVIDIDUAL Ended $30.00 $2.40
SENIOR Ended $25.00 $2.11
ALL STUDENTS Ended Free $0.00
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A Grand Journey

Nota Bene Baroque PlayersDATE: Wednesday November 22nd 2017
TIME: 7:00PM
LOCATION: Wesley United Church (Cambridge)
ADDRESS: 6 Cambridge St., Cambridge, ON N1R 3R6

Water – it is powerful, symbolic and beautiful. Water is intertwined with life. People have always interacted with the streams, lakes, and oceans on the planet’s surface – in industry, in recreation, and in the arts.

On November 22 and 25, The Nota Bene Baroque Players will present a special multimedia concert, celebrating the Grand River, our region’s historic waterway. By exploring the Grand River in words, images, and music we come to realize that rivers all over the planet have much in common. Marianne Brandis, author of The Grand River, reads passages reflecting on rivers in general and on the Grand in particular, while Gerard Brender à Brandis’s wood engravings of scenes along the river, most of which appear in the book, will be on display.

Nota Bene Baroque Players will perform music written by Baroque composers inspired by water, including works by Handel, Telemann, and Vivaldi. Original engravings, and copies of the book, will be available for purchase at the concert.

Of special interest will be the performance of a new composition, Bottlenecked, by collaborative Canadian composers Spy Dénommé-Welch & Catherine Magowan. Their work tells the story of the journey of a drop of water from its source to its final destination. The title of this new work alludes to the many possible economic and political issues currently surrounding water on both a local and global scale, including its protection, conservation, consumption, and control.

In presenting this performance art event, Nota Bene Baroque Players strive to foster a greater appreciation of the Grand River and its ecosystem. We also view this concert as an opportunity to reflect on issues surrounding water security which are currently under intense discussion, both in our region and globally.

The article for a previous March 5th performance in Kitchener [HERE]


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*Photo Credit/Copyright
"A Scene along Grand River, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada"

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When & Where

Wesley United Church
6 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, ON N1R 3R6

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

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Nota Bene Baroque Players

NBBP LogoThe Nota Bene Baroque Players (NBBP) present concerts of 17th and 18th-century music on period instruments. They showcase the full emotional spectrum of classical music from the sublime and serious to light-hearted, fun and earthy, while balancing masterworks by the major Baroque composers, lesser-known works by the same, and rarely-heard works by obscure composers.

(NBBP History) The Nota Bene Period Orchestra was founded in 2001 by Daniel Zondervan, Michael Purves-Smith and Richard Cunningham. Their intention was to treat Waterloo Region music lovers to 17th- and 18th-century music as audiences experienced it at the time. The orchestra was renamed to Nota Bene Baroque Players (NBBP) in the early Fall of 2011 to reflect the ensemble's flexibility in size and celebrate each player as a virtuoso in his/her own right.

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