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2011 Early Music Festival Gallery
May 6, 2011. Opening concert. Superstar countertenor Brian Asawa from Los Angeles and Edmonton's own soprano Jolaine Kerley, together with Dutch-Canadian baroque cellist Josephine van Lier and internationally acclaimed harpsichord virtuoso Gilbert Martinez from San Francisco performed a spectacular opening concert of the first Early Music Festival. Works by Purcell, Handel, Bach and Geminiani.
May 7, 2011. Workshops: Jen Hoyer, recorder player led a Renaissance dance music reading session. Luthier Ross Hill from Calgary lectured on the differences among and evolution of string instruments through the centuries and violist, violinist, jazz musician, composer and early music enthusiast George Andrix discussed ornamentation and improvisation in the baroque era.
May 7, 2011. Afternoon concert. Edmonton's most sought after early music specialists performed music from the German Baroque on period instruments. Works by Böhm, Telemann, Bach, Vivaldi, Quantz. Jen Hoyer, recorder Marnie Giesbrecht, organ George Andrix, baroque violin Judy Loewen, harpsichord Josephine van Lier, baroque cello
May 7, 2011. Masterclass led by Brian Asawa, countertenor
May 7, 2011. Evening concert. Virtuoso harpsichordist Gilbert Martinez from San Francisco performed works for solo harpsichord by Froberger, Couperin, Marpurg and Bach. He was joined by Josephine van Lier on violoncello piccolo for the spectacular sonata in D Major BWV 1028 for viola da gamba and harpsichord by Bach.
May 8, 2011. Masterclass led by Gilbert Martinez, harpsichord.
May 8, 2011. Evening concert. The Scona Chamber Singers, under the expert artistic direction of John Brough performed an evening of English music. They where joined by leading early music specialists Brian Asawa, countertenor and Gilbert Martinez, harpsichord. The Strathcona String Quartet, an establishment of the Edmonton music scene since 1987, performed with the choir on period instruments. Works by Byrd and Purcell | (780) 240-9623 | Webdesign: