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University of Toronto Baroque String Ensemble

Thursday, April 4, 2013, 12pm

Featuring The University of Toronto Baroque String Ensemble

Ivars Taurins, Director

The Ensemble is part of a practical course that focuses on the study and performance of 17th- and 18th-century 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 strings. The introduction of and reading from 17th- and 18th-century 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.

Violins: Coco Chang Chen, James Hayes, Stelth Ng,
Michelle Odorico, Meagan Turner, Kathryn Wiebe
Violas: Matthew Antal, Anne Prevost, Christopher Wong
Cellos: Kevin He, Beth Silver
Bass: Jury Kobayashi-Baxter
Harpsichord: Andrea Botticelli


Henry Purcell (1659–1695): Suite from The Gordian Knot Unty’d
Overture (Grave – Canzona) – Aire – Rondeau Minuett –
Aire – Jigg – Chacone – Aire – Minuett

Johann Rosenmüller (1619–1684): Sonata Undecima à 5 (1682)
Adagio – Allegro – Adagio – Adagio – Presto – Adagio

Pietro Locatelli (1695–1764): Concerto Grosso op. 1, no. 8 in F Minor
Largo – Grave – Vivace – Grave – Largo Andante – Pastorale

Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741): Concerto Grosso op. 3, no. 11 in D Minor
Allegro – Adagio e spiccato – Allegro – Largo e spiccato – Allegro


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