SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2017
7:00-7:30 PM: Artist talk. FREE admission. One of the musicians featured in the concert will talk about the music, its history, its historical context.
A program featuring works by Bach transcribed for viola da gamba consort. Bach’s flowing contrapuntal lines lie well on these instruments, and in terms of getting his counterpoint across, this setting works remarkably well!
This consort is a so called “low consort” with 2 tenors, two basses and a violone (as opposed to a “high consort” with trebles, tenors and basses). Since we do not have any violones in Alberta, the musician playing the violone for this concert will drive across the continent from Maryland to Alberta for this concert!
Given that there are very few professional viola da gamba players in Alberta and given the extreme difficulty of this program, musicians for this concert come from all over the world: Two from the USA, one from Toronto, one from Basel Switzerland and one from Edmonton.