Close Encounters chamber series

Close Encounters: Fantasticus

Wed May 22, 2019 at noon Holy Trinity Church Map BUY NOW

Sat May 25, 2019 at 2pm Temerty Theatre, TELUS Centre Map BUY NOW

Patricia Ahern, Chris Verrette violins
Dominic Teresi dulcian
Lucas Harris lute
Charlotte Nediger harpsichord

The stylus fantasticus (“fantastic style”) was all the rage in the 17th century: instrumental music written in a bold, unrestrained, and extravagant manner. The performers were urged to embrace an unbridled style of playing, virtuosic and spontaneous.

This audacious style had its origins in Venice and Rome, but quickly travelled north. Our concert includes music written in Austria, Italy, Germany, and Poland. As spring gives way to summer, be sure to join us on this musical journey into the fascinating world of the “fantasticus.”

Program includes:

17th-century sonatas by Marini, Buonamente, Bertali, Fontana, Mielczewski, Schmelzer

Concert run time: approximately 60 minutes. There is no intermission.