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The Edmonton Chamber Music Society Newsletter

November 2011

Ensemble Masques
photo: Maxime Leduc

Ensemble Masques

From Biber to Bach

Saturday, November 5, 2011
8 PM

Sophie Gent & Tuomo Suni  Violins
Kathleen Kajioka  Viola
Mélisande Corriveau  Bass viol, cello
Benoît Vanden Bemden  Violone
Olivier Fortin  Harpsichord

CONVOCATION HALL  |  U of A Campus  |  Parking map  |  Visitor parking rates

Montreal-based Masques enjoys a growing reputation as an early music ensemble that brings together some of Canada’s most talented young musicians. Inspired by the masques of Elizabethan times, the group collaborates frequently with other artists, Canadian and European, in projects reflecting the diversity of the performers’ musical backgrounds and interests.

For its concert in Edmonton, Masques presents From Biber to Bach, a program highlighting the music of the great 17th century violinist and composer, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber. A musician in the service of the Archbishop of Salzburg, Biber composed for both the Church and the Court. His ensemble music bridged the sacred and the secular in its pairing of contrapuntal discipline with lively elements of dance.
Program notes PDF

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Sonata V in B flat major
(from Sonatae tam aris quam aulis servientes, 1676)
Johann Rosenmüller
(c. 1619–1684)
Sonata in F major
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
(ca 1620–1680)
Sonata VII a 5 in A major
J.S. Bach
Harpsichord concerto in D
BWV 1054
Georg Philipp Telemann
Burlesque Don Quixote
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
(ca 1620–1680)
Balletto a 4 “Fechtschule”
(the musical sword fight) in G

“[an] uncommonly accomplished ensemble ... Ensemble Masques is stylishly led from the harpsichord by Olivier Fortin.” –San Francisco Classical Voice

Purchase tickets for individual ECMS concerts

  • By mail
    Box 60354, U of A Postal Outlet  |  Edmonton, AB  T6G 2S6
    Download Single Ticket Order Form  PDF
  • TIX on the Square  Online »
    Sir Winston Churchill Square
    9930 – 102 Ave.   |  Edmonton, AB  T5J 5H7  |  Hours »
    Tel: 780-420-1757   |  Toll-free: 1-877-888-1757
  • The Gramophone
    7913 – 104 Street.  |  Edmonton, AB  T6E 4E1  |  Hours »
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  • At the door from 45 minutes before performance
The Edmonton Chamber Music Society   Edmonton Chamber Music Society
Box 60354, U of A Postal Outlet
Edmonton, AB  T6G 2S6

ECMS patrons may also be interested in another evening of
Music at Convocation Hall

Afiara String Quartet  

Kilburn Memorial Concert

Afiara String Quartet
Friday, November 4, 2011
8 PM

U of A Campus
Parking map | Visitor parking rates

A presentation of the Department of Music of the University of Alberta, the concert features the Afiara String Quartet, the 2011/12 Visiting Quartet in Residence, in a performance of works by Haydn, Abigana, and Dvorák. The winner of many awards and top prizes at several international competitions, the Afiara balances a lively interest in new works with deep insight into core classical repertoire.

TICKETS: $20 Adult  |  $15 Senior  |  $10 Student  |  $60 Season flex pass

Tickets are available at the door on the day of the event, typically one half hour prior to the start of the performance. If you are interested in reserving advance tickets to be held at the door, please contact the U of A’s Department of Music General Office at 780-492-0601.


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