"Period music made hip and madly entertaining"
"Remarkably good musicians"
I FURIOSI Baroque Ensemble is one of the world's most innovative Baroque ensembles, comprised of four of Canada's leading early music specialists: soprano Gabrielle McLaughlin, violinists Aisslinn Nosky and Julia Wedman, and cellist/gambist Felix Deak. For a decade and a half, I FURIOSI's Toronto concert series has been revitalising the face of early music in Canada, inspired by the practice of the Baroque era while invoking the "bizarre and unnatural" aesthetic both cherished and despised in its time. Thematic programming allows the performers to present Baroque music in a uniquely relevant way.
FISH OUT OF WATER
Friday, June 24th, 2016
People have been trekking across the planet, making homes in foreign lands since before the invention of the wheel. Composers, susceptible to the musical whims of Royals and Nobles, have always had to turn up in new places, suffer alienation and try to fit in. I FURIOSI welcomes flautist Jed Wentz from Amsterdam and harpsichordist James Johnstone from London to experience the culture shock of Toronto Pride week.
Guests: Jed Wentz, flauto traverso; James Johnstone, harpsichord
Calvin Presbyterian Church, Toronto
TICKETS AT THE DOOR
There will be a fundraising silent auction taking place during this concert. Come early and bring cash!