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WEDNESDAY
MARCH 22, 2017
12:10 PM-1:00 PM
LENTEN Noon-Hour Concert Series
ITALIAN BAROQUE

Josephine van Lier, baroque cello
John Brough, organ

Music by:

Dall’ Abaco, Ruvo, Scripiani, Colombi, Galli, Vitali, Gabrielli

Tickets FREE

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
10037 84 Ave, Edmonton, AB

SATURDAY
APRIL 8, 2017
8:00PM
EARLY MUSIC ALBERTA
DOWLAND, PURCELL AND THEIR CONTEMPORARIES

Jolaine Kerley, soprano
Josephine van Lier, baroque cello, viola da gamba
Jeanne Yang, harpsichord

Back by popular demand is one of Edmonton’s premier early music sopranos Jolaine Kerley who will perform together with Josephine van Lier on viola da gamba and baroque cello and Marnie Giesbrecht on harpsichord. This recital will bring you to England with music by composers like Dowland and his contemporaries, Purcell, Eccles…

First Presbyterian Church (Newcombe Room)
10025 105 St NW, Edmonton
General: $40
Students/Seniors/Members: $30

SATURDAY
APRIL 15, 2017
8:00PM
Strathcona String Quartet
BLUE

Bach, Double Concerto
Haydn, Quartet Opus 71 Nr. 2/ Hoboken III:70
Andrix, Shades of Blue

Unitarian Church of Edmonton
10804 – 119 St, Edmonton

Tickets are $30, $20 for seniors and students.
Tickets are available at the door or online at
www.strathconastringquartet.com/schedule/

Friday
May 5, 2017
8:00 PM
Early Music Alberta Presents
MUSIC OF THE REFORMATION AND
COUNTER-REFORMATION

The Scona Chamber Singers under the direction of John Brough will perform:

2017 marks the 500th year of the Protestant Reformation. This concert will feature choral music of composers of the late renaissance and early Baroque who were influenced by protestant reformation movements across Europe, as well as composers of the Counter-reformation.

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St NW, Edmonton
General: $40
Students/Seniors/Members: $30

Saturday
May 6, 2017
3:00PM
Early Music Alberta Presents
COMMUNITY ENSEMBLE CONCERT

Conducting La Folia Baroque String Ensemble

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St NW, Edmonton

Saturday
May 6, 2017
8:00PM
Early Music Alberta Presents
Concerto Grosso

A program of Italian concerti grossi by Corelli and Geminiani.
During the end of the 17th century what we know today as the concerto grosso morphed into existence. In its basic form the baroque concerto grosso is a multi-movement work which contrasts a small group of solo instruments concertino i.e; two violins, cello, and harpsichord, against a full string orchestra and continuo known as the ripieno.

The concerto grosso was purely an Italian innovation from the mid 17th century. Alessandro Stradella (1639-1682) an important composer in the Italian peninsula at the time seems to have been the first composer to write a work of music which involved a group of solo instruments with orchestra. Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) was the first well known composer to title his works for multiple solo instruments “Concerto Grosso” (Grand Concert). Correlli’s concerto works were to be extremely influential for later composers such as Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), and George Frederick Handel (1685-1759).

The concerto grosso had a multiple movement form, usually: slow-fast-slow-fast-slow-fast. The titles of each movement would often be: Largo-Allegro-Adagio-Presto-Largo- Allegro.

Musicians from around the province will come together to play this spectacular concert of works that became some of the most influential music ever written.

Naomie Delafield, Laura Veeze, Gabriele Thielmann, Louise Stuppard, baroque violin
Ronelle Schaufele, Baroque viola
Josephine van Lier, Baroque cello, viola da gamba
Joelle Morton, Baroque bass
Marnie Giesbrecht, harpsichord

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St NW, Edmonton

Sunday
May 7, 2017
8:00PM
Early Music Alberta Presents
Alio Modo

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.

Elizabeth Rumsey – treble and tenor viols
Joëlle Morton – tenor viol
Debra Lonergan – bass viol
Josephine Van Lier – consort bass viol
Marilyn Fung – G violone

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St NW, Edmonton

SUNDAY
MAY 28, 2017
3:00PM
La Folia
Josephine van Lier – artistic director

TBA

Anglican Church
Jasper

SATURDAY
JUNE 3, 2017
7:30PM
La Folia
Josephine van Lier – artistic director

TBA

Concordia Seminary Chapel

PAST EVENTS
SUNDAY
MARCH 5, 2017
3:00PM
La Folia
Josephine van Lier – artistic director

TBA

Unitarian Church of Edmonton
10804 – 119 St, Edmonton

FRIDAY
FEBRUARY 24, 2017
8:00PM
Strathcona String Quartet
Divertimento

Mozart, Divertimento #1
Read, Mobius Train
Dvorak, Quartet No. 6 “American”, Opus 96

Unitarian Church of Edmonton
10804 – 119 St, Edmonton
Tickets are $30, $20 for seniors and students.
Tickets are available at the door or online at
www.strathconastringquartet.com/schedule/

FRIDAY
FEBRUARY 03, 2017
7:30PM
$150
An Italian evening
Early Music Alberta Fundraising concert

Josephine van Lier, baroque cello
Gabriele Thielmann, baroque violin
Pablo Montes, baroque bassoon
Marnie Giesbrecht, harpsichord

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Edmonton

SATURDAY
DECEMBER 17, 2016
7:30PM
Christmas with The McDades and Chamber Orchestra
STRATHCONA STRING QUARTET

The Strathcona String Quartet is excited to be part of two festive nights with the Juno-award-winning band, The McDades, with harpist Terry McDade and a chamber orchestra made up of 16 of the Edmonton region’s finest musicians.

The Arden Theatre
St Albert

FRIDAY
DECEMBER 16, 2016
7:30PM
Christmas with The McDades and Chamber Orchestra
STRATHCONA STRING QUARTET

The Strathcona String Quartet is excited to be part of two festive nights with the Juno-award-winning band, The McDades, with harpist Terry McDade and a chamber orchestra made up of 16 of the Edmonton region’s finest musicians.

The Arden Theatre
St Albert

SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 6, 2016
3:00PM
Orchestra Borealis Presents
JOSEPHINE VAN LIER – cello

Johannes Brahms
Symphony No.4, Op.98

Max Bruch
Kol Nidrei, Op.47 (soloist Josephine van Lier, cello)

Gabriel Fauré
Élégie, Op.24 (soloist Josephine van Lier, cello)

Grant
Jaï (Canadian composition)

Under the direction of DAVID HOYT and with special guest cellist JOSEPHINE VAN LIER

South Pointe Community Centre
11520 Ellerslie Rd, Edmonton

FRIDAY
OCTOBER 28, 2016
8:00PM
Early Music Alberta Presents
Strathcona String Quartet

THE ITALIANS

Tessarini, Overtur
Locattelli, Concerto Grosso No. 2 in C Minor
Boccherini, Quartet Opus 39 No. 1

Unitarian Church of Edmonton
10804 – 119 St, Edmonton

Sunday
June 5
2 PM
La Folia
Josephine van Lier, Artistic Director

Bach, Purcell, Geminiani, Marais, Corrette

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Edmonton

Sunday
May 29
2 PM
Arts Jasper presents
La Folia, Edmonton’s Baroque Ensemble

Bach, Purcell, Geminiani, Marais, Corrette

St Mary & St George Anglican Church
Geikie St & Miette Ave, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0

SUNDAY
MAY 8, 2016
8:00PM
Early Music Alberta Presents
VIOLA DA GAMBA CONSORT – ENGLISH VIOL MUSIC

Sarah Poon, treble gamba
Jennifer Bustin, treble gamba
Josephine van Lier, tenor gamba
Joëlle Morton, bass gamba
Colin Ryan, bass gamba

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St NW, Edmonton

SATURDAY
MAY 7, 2016
8:00PM
Early Music Alberta Presents
JOHN BLOW – OPERA VENUS AND ADONIS

Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière – stage director, baroque dance, recorder
Jolaine Kerley, Venus
Mark Wilkinson, Adonis
Julie Harris, Cupid
Megan Shartrand, Shepherdess, Grace
Wendy Grønnestad-Damur, Shepherd, Huntsman, Grace
Jacques Arsenault, Shepherd, Huntsman, Grace
John Giffen, Shepherd, Huntsman, Grace
Stéphanie Brochard, baroque dance
John Brough, conductor
Aiyana Anderson, baroque violin
Shannon Johnson, baroque violin
Charles Pilon, baroque viola
Josephine van Lier, baroque cello
Joëlle Morton, bass
Terri Hron, recorder
Marnie Giesbrecht, harpsichord
Caroline Guilbeault, artworkd

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St NW, Edmonton

SATURDAY
MAY 7, 2016
3:00PM
Early Music Alberta Presents
COMMUNITY ENSEMBLE CONCERT – La Folia

La Folia – Edmonton’s baroque strings ensemble, Josephine – artistic director
Da Camera Singers – John Brough – artistic director
Arioso Women’s Choir – Jolaine Kerley – artistic directord

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St NW, Edmonton

FRIDAY
MAY 6, 2016
8:00PM
Early Music Alberta Presents
BACH WORKS FOR SOPRANO AND FLUTE

Jolaine Kerley, soprano
Terri Hron, recorder
Josephine van Lier, violoncello piccolo
Katelyn Clark, harpsichord

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St NW, Edmonton

SATURDAY
March 4
7:30PM
La Folia
Josephine van Lier, Artistic Director

Bach, Purcell, Geminiani, Marais, Corrette

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Edmonton

Sunday
March 13
2 PM
La Folia
Josephine van Lier, Artistic Director

Tessarini, Biber, Schmierer, Druckenmuller, Montanari

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Edmonton

Sunday
April 17
8 PM
Strathcona String Quartet
Strathcona String Quartet and King’s College choir

Haydn little organ mass
Vivaldi Concerto for 2 violins and cello

First Presbyterian Church
Edmonton

Friday
October 30, 2015
7:30pm
Horizon Stage presents: Strathcona String Quartet
BEETHOVEN – AVISON – BRAHMS

Beethoven String Quartet opus 18 #4 in c minor
Avison Concerto Grosso in D minor for strings​
Brahms string quartet op 51 #2 in a minor

$35 for adults
$30 for students/seniors 65+

Horizon Stage
Performing Arts Centre
1001 Calahoo Road, Spruce Grove, AB

Friday
November 6, 2015
5-6 PM
TRAFFIC JAM CONCERT
BACH SONATA FOR VIOLA DA GAMBA AND HARPSICHORD
GEMINIANI, SONATA 3 FOR CELLO AND CONTINUO

Bach Sonata No.3 in G minor, BWV 1029 for viola da gamba and harpsichord
Geminiani, sonata in C Major for cello and continuo

Josephine van Lier, viola da Gamba and baroque cello
Marnie Giesbrecht, harpsichord.

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St NW, Edmonton, AB

SATURDAY
NOVEMBER 7, 2015
8:00 PM
Early Music Alberta presents:
LE DONZELLETTE SEMPLICETE

Rossi Madrigal for three sopranos and continuo and works for soprano and continuo
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), Works for one and two sopranos and continuo.

Dawn Bailey, Catherine Kubash, Nola Schanz, soprano
Josephine van Lier, baroque cello

Tickets $40/$30 Students/seniors/members

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
10037 84 Ave, Edmonton, AB

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