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

It’s a celebration!! 2019-2020 is Scaramella’s fifteenth season, and this year follows a tradition we have built of pairing old friends with new. We open with local harpsichord superstar Sara-Anne Churchill, winner of a prize for ‘audaciousness,’ who along with Montréal’s most eloquent French Baroque violin specialist, Olivier Brault, will tear up some fabulous but rarely heard chamber music by Jean-Philippe Rameau. February’s programme moves to Italy and steps back 150 years, bringing to Toronto for the first time a fabulous vocal team for a concert that pays tribute to the famous 16th century concerto delle donne, whose incredibly florid and highly ornamental agility revolutionized the role and acceptance of women as professional musicians. In May, beloved local and foreign colleagues join together and step forward to the first half of the 1600s for music that has been ‘Englished,’ with a variety of songs and instrumental gems that showcase the sparkling and sonorous accompaniment of viol and harp. Do please join us for what promises to be a most dazzling and crystalline of fifteenth anniversary celebrations!

Joëlle Morton
Artistic Director

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