The Baroque Diva

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Event Title: The Baroque Diva
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, Toronto
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Price: $81 -$102
  • Genre: --
  • External Link: www.tafelmusik.org
Description:

March 23rd, 2017
8:00 pm

The Baroque Diva
With Karina Gauvin, soprano. Guest Directed by Rodolfo Richter, violin

Directed by Rodolfo Richter, featuring soprano Karina Gauvin
“Over the last decade Karina Gauvin has proved herself one of the most delightful of Baroque sopranos.” - Gramophone

One of the world’s great interpreters of Handel, and long-time Tafelmusik collaborator, Karina Gauvin joins us for this concert showcasing the role of the baroque diva. She performs dramatic and compelling opera arias by Handel, including Alcina’s “Ah! Mio cor,” as well as a stunning motet by Vivaldi.

Guest director Rodolfo Richter returns to lead his second concert of the season. His “notably smooth, glowing tone” (Concerto.net) takes centre stage in Telemann’s humorous Concerto in A Major “The Frog.” The program also includes a world premiere by Canadian composer Colin Labadie, commissioned as part of this year’s Canada 150 celebrations.
Program

Telemann Concerto in A Major for violin, “The Frog” (Frankfurt, c.1718)**
Handel Aria "La mia costanza" from Ezio (London, 1732)**
Telemann Concerto in D Minor for 2 oboes, bassoon & strings (Hamburg, c.1740)
Vivaldi Motet “O qui coeli” (Rome, c.1724)

Intermission

Pisendel Sonata da chiesa a 5 in C Minor (Dresden, c.1721-23)**
Handel Aria “Ah, mio cor” from Alcina (London, 1735)
Pisendel Concerto da chiesa a 5 in G Minor (Dresden, C.1720-25)
Handel Aria "Mio caro bene" from Rodelinda (London, 1725)**

Plus a commissioned work by Canadian composer Colin Labadie**
* Recorded by Tafelmusik
** First time performed on the Tafelmusik stage