Scaramella presents one-of-a-kind chamber music concerts performed on period instruments. The roster changes from concert to concert, so that over the course of the season one hears programs of different styles and periods, with top-notch musicians from across Canada and abroad. Our focus is on the exploration of lesser-known, but sumptuous music, and each project brings together a specially chosen group of musicians who then have a chance to find their own collective voice through these collaborations. Children 14 and under are welcomed, and admitted free of charge.

Letting the cat out of the bag…
This is Scaramella’s 14th season, with an overarching theme that is based on and inspired by – singing. The season opens with Scottish ballads from a 1787 collection, with the dynamic-duo: Montreal tenor and guitarist Nils Brown and soprano Donna Brown (not related!) and poetry readings by Ronnie O’Byrne, director of the Robert Burns World Federation. January’s program centres on the cello (said to be the closest sounding instrument to the human voice) with Juno-nominated Elinor Frey sharing little-known gems by virtuoso cellist-composers of the early 18th century. And April’s concert will feature Guelph-based countertenor Daniel Cabena in a sampling of Vivaldi’s chamber cantatas, where his lithe alto voice is highlighted and complemented by a bassoon as part of the continuo section. 2018-2019 promises to be so much more than the cat’s meow – do please join us!

Joëlle Morton
Artistic Director

David Teniers - Cat Concert detail