Les idées heureuses
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

Certain to inspire happy thoughts as well as tapping toes, Scaramella welcomes fabulous francophone early music specialists Grégoire Jeay (transverse flute) and Lysiane Boulva (harpsichord) for a pleasing program of high baroque gems by Jean-Marie Leclair, François Couperin and Johann Sebastian Bach with music that whirls and sashays around a Terpsichorean dance motive.

Grégoire Jeay – traverso
Joëlle Morton – basse de viole
Lysiane Boulva – clavecin

Ode to Music
Saturday, January 27, 2018, 8:00 p.m.

Calliope and her sisters will be in full attendance for the sweet harmony of this charming English program that pairs works penned in each of the muses’ names by Michael East with pieces based on the months and seasons of the year, by Christopher Simpson. Virtuoso viol players Elizabeth Rumsey and Caroline Ritchie (from Basel, Switzerland) and theorbist Esteban La Rotta (Montréal) come to town specially for it.

Elizabeth Rumsey – treble viol
Joëlle Morton – treble and bass viols
Caroline Ritchie – bass viol
Esteban La Rotta – theorbo

 

Boccherini and Friends
Saturday, April 7, 2018, 8:00 p.m.

“If God wanted to speak to men through music, He would do it with the works of Haydn, but if He wanted to listen to music, he would choose Boccherini.” Patron saint of musicians St. Cecilia sings her heart out to heaven above with this program of quintets by Boccherini, scored for a team of Toronto locals, who will be joined by our frolicking friend Josephine van Lier (on cello) from Edmonton.

Elizabeth Loewen Andrews – classical violin
Michelle Odorico – classical violin
Matthew Antal – classical viola
Josephine van Lier – classical cello
Joëlle Morton – Viennese double bass

Nattier -
Grégoire Jeay
Lysiane Boulva
Elizabeth Rumsey
Caroline Ritchie
Elizabeth Loewen Andrews
Esteban La Rotta
Josephine van Lier
Michelle Odorico
Tischbein - Calliope
Matthew Antal
Mengs - St. Cecilia