Close Encounters chamber series

Close Encounters Chamber Series: Strangers in Strange Lands

Wed Apr 10, 2019 at noon Holy Trinity Church Map

Sun Apr 14, 2019 at 2pm Temerty Theatre, TELUS Centre Map

Marco Cera oboe
Julia Wedman violin
Patrick G. Jordan viola
Margaret Gay cello
Charlotte Nediger harpsichord

The incredible flourishing of musical styles in the middle of the 18th century was due in no small part to composers travelling from their native countries to new lands. In many cases, they proved to be more popular abroad than back home!

This concert is an exploration of galant music written by composers who settled far from home. Among these are Johann Christoph Bach, who enjoyed a successful career in England as “the London Bach.” The Silesian double-bass player Johann Gottlieb Janitsch worked at the court in Berlin, and ran a popular weekly chamber concert series in his home. Join us as we explore the intriguing stories and music of these and other galant composers.

Breaking Baroque Blog: Violist Patrick Jordan shares a sneak peek of the concert. READ MORE

Program includes:

Sonatas by Janitsch, J.C. Bach, Brescianello, and Noferi

Listen to Brescianllo's Trio in C minor


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