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University of Toronto Baroque Strings & Vocal Ensembles

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 12pm

Featuring the University of Toronto Baroque Strings & Vocal Ensembles

Ivars Taurins, Director

The University of Toronto Baroque Strings & Vocal Ensembles are part of a practical course that focuses on the study and performance of 17th- and 18th-century vocal and orchestral string repertoire from an historically aware perspective. Matters of style, dance forms, techniques, ornamentation, and intonation systems are explored and applied to a variety of music for voices and strings. The introduction of and reading from 17th & 18th c. editions and manuscripts are also explored. The objective is to bring new life to music of the baroque period through the appreciation of historically-informed performance as the key to understanding the musical languages of different ages.

Sopranos: Johane Ansell, Julia Morson, Christine Raftopolous
Tenor: Joshua Raine
Bass: Alastair Smyth
Violins: Madeline Kapp, Coco Chang Chen, Natasha Rollings, Katie Avery
Viola: Natalie Wong
Cellos: Andrew Ascenzo, Kathleen Ludwig
Bass: Michael Brough
Harpsichord: Sara-Anne Churchill


Henry Purcell (1659-1695): Suite from King Arthur
Overture – Air – First Act Tune – Song Tune – Hornpipe – Second Act Tune ¬– Chaconne

Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613): “O, dolce mio tesoro” from the 6th Book of Madrigals

George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759): Cantata Nò, di voi non vo’ fidarmi, HWV 189

Luca Marenzio (c.1553 – 1599): Occhi dolci e soavi

Barbara Strozzi (1619 – 1677): Sospira, respira

G.F. Handel: Cantata Giù nei Tartarei regni, HWV 187

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 – 1767): Concerto in G major for 4 violins
Largo e staccato – Allegro – Adagio – Vivace

Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643): “Interrotte speranze” from the 7th Book of Madrigals

C. Monteverdi: “Pur ti miro” from L’Incoronazione di Poppea

Johann Casper Ferdinand Fischer (1656- 1746): Ouverture VII in g minor (1685)
Ouverture – Passacaille – Bourée – Menuet

G.F. Handel: Cantata Quel fior che all’alba ride, HWV 192

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): Concerto for strings in G Minor, RV. 152
Allegro – Largo – Allegro


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