Previous events

Aug26

From Venice to Versailles

St Phillip's Rectory, Etobicoke, ON

As part of the Rectory Recital Series, Jonathan Stuchbery (theorbo) and Mikayla Jensen-Large (soprano) perform vocal music from seventeenth-century Italy and France.

The Cygnus Trio: Lost Islands

Christ Church Anglican, 30 Church st, Gananoque, ON

Lost Islands The last performance on the Cygnus Trio's summer 2018 tour.

Admission, $15 at the door

A reflection on personal geography and memory

Sound, music, images, geography: all these concepts influence our memory. Think of a place from your childhood. What do you hear, what do you see? How can you describe this feeling of remembering the past? In a sense, the places we have made our homes and have now left are lost to us; we may be able to physically return, but our memories preserve it in a different way. Stories of islands which disappear after a first discovery or even after being inhabited for a time permeate Canadian folklore, from the Thousand Islands in the St. Lawrence to more isolated islands in the Great Lakes and beyond. The prevalence of these stories suggests a deep collective sorrow for remembered times and places which, once gone, are gone forever.

The Cygnus Trio, in collaboration with composers with deep geographical ties, offers a program of music and poetry reflecting on this loss and the relationship between memory and location. The program features works by four Canadian composers, folk tunes and poetry. Anita Perry and Selwyn Redivo offer musical meditations upon the landscape of the Okanagan Valley, past home of brothers Ben (flute) and Jonathan (guitar), and the trio will premiere Ontario native Arie Van de ven’s Algoma Miniatures. The musical components of the program are tied together with poetry by W. B. Yeats, and Nancy Holmes, tying a deep sense of place to the remembrance of the past.

The Cygnus Trio: Lost Islands

Church of the Ascension, 253 Echo Drive, Ottawa

Lost Islands

Admission, $15 at the door

Sound, music, images, geography: all these concepts influence our memory. Think of a place from your childhood. What do you hear, what do you see? How can you describe this feeling of remembering the past? In a sense, the places we have made our homes and have now left are lost to us; we may be able to physically return, but our memories preserve it in a different way. Stories of islands which disappear after a first discovery or even after being inhabited for a time permeate Canadian folklore, from the Thousand Islands in the St. Lawrence to more isolated islands in the Great Lakes and beyond. The prevalence of these stories suggests a deep collective sorrow for remembered times and places which, once gone, are gone forever.

The Cygnus Trio, in collaboration with composers with deep geographical ties, offers a program of music and poetry reflecting on this loss and the relationship between memory and location. The program features works by four Canadian composers, folk tunes and poetry. Anita Perry and Selwyn Redivo offer musical meditations upon the landscape of the Okanagan Valley, past home of brothers Ben (flute) and Jonathan (guitar), and the trio will premiere Ontario native Arie Van de ven’s Algoma Miniatures. The musical components of the program are tied together with poetry by W. B. Yeats, and Nancy Holmes, tying a deep sense of place to the remembrance of the past.

The Cygnus Trio: Lost Islands

L'Epicerie Moderne, 5854 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal

Lost Islands The first stop on our summer 2018 tour. Recommended donation $15

A reflection on personal geography and memory

Sound, music, images, geography: all these concepts influence our memory. Think of a place from your childhood. What do you hear, what do you see? How can you describe this feeling of remembering the past? In a sense, the places we have made our homes and have now left are lost to us; we may be able to physically return, but our memories preserve it in a different way. Stories of islands which disappear after a first discovery or even after being inhabited for a time permeate Canadian folklore, from the Thousand Islands in the St. Lawrence to more isolated islands in the Great Lakes and beyond. The prevalence of these stories suggests a deep collective sorrow for remembered times and places which, once gone, are gone forever.

The Cygnus Trio, in collaboration with composers with deep geographical ties, offers a program of music and poetry reflecting on this loss and the relationship between memory and location. The program features works by four Canadian composers, folk tunes and poetry. Anita Perry and Selwyn Redivo offer musical meditations upon the landscape of the Okanagan Valley, past home of brothers Ben (flute) and Jonathan (guitar), and the trio will premiere Ontario native Arie Van de ven’s Algoma Miniatures. The musical components of the program are tied together with poetry by W. B. Yeats, and Nancy Holmes, tying a deep sense of place to the remembrance of the past.

The Cygnus Trio: Lost Islands

Church of the Epiphany, 85 Larch St, Sudbury, ON

This concert is presented by the Cygnus Trio, with honorary sponsor, the Music department of Laurentian University.

Admission, $15 at the door

Sound, music, images, geography: all these concepts influence our memory. Think of a place from your childhood. What do you hear, what do you see? How can you describe this feeling of remembering the past? In a sense, the places we have made our homes and have now left are lost to us; we may be able to physically return, but our memories preserve it in a different way. Stories of islands which disappear after a first discovery or even after being inhabited for a time permeate Canadian folklore, from the Thousand Islands in the St. Lawrence to more isolated islands in the Great Lakes and beyond. The prevalence of these stories suggests a deep collective sorrow for remembered times and places which, once gone, are gone forever. The Cygnus Trio, in collaboration with composers with deep geographical ties, offers a program of music and poetry reflecting on this loss and the relationship between memory and location. The program features works by four Canadian composers, folk tunes and poetry. Anita Perry and Selwyn Redivo offer musical meditations upon the landscape of the Okanagan Valley, past home of brothers Ben (flute) and Jonathan (guitar), and the trio will premiere Ontario native Arie Van de ven’s Algoma Miniatures. The musical components of the program are tied together with literary reflections by W. B. Yeats, Jane Urquhart and Nancy Holmes, tying a deep sense of place to the remembrance of the past.

Montreal OFF! Festival Baroque

La Sala Rossa, 4848 boul. Saint Laurent, Montreal

OFFicial invitation to a baroque music night, completely over the top! ꧂

Surfing the wave of Festival Montreal Baroque to present what the youth is doing, in a festive context, full of freedom.

The program was put together by 17 students; 16 from McGill’s Early Music department, and one from l’UDM.

❥ Pleasure and theatricality to be expected!

♛ Admission ♛

10$ étudiants/students 15$ réguliers/regular

♔ Musiciens/Musicians ♔

Alto baroque/ baroque viola:

Isabelle Douailly-Backman Tatianna Friesen

Archilute, théorbe, guitar baroque:

Antony Harvey Jonathan Stutchbery

Clavecins-harpsichord:

Justin Luchinsky Sébastien Mitra

Flûtes à bec-Recorders:

Jérémie De Pierre Élyse Lamanque-Girard

Haut-bois Baroque:

Floris Tijmen Van Vugt

Trompettes Baroque:

Duncan Campbell Christopher Price

Violes de gambes:

Tristan Best Ryan Gallager

Violons Baroques:

Isabelle Douailly-Backman Marie Nadeau-Tremblay Élise Paradis

Violoncelle Baroque:

Ryan Gallager

Voix:

Gabrielle Cloutier, Mezzo-Soprano Sarah Dufrenes, Soprano

May6

Melos Choir and Period Instruments - Sound Ground - Chaconnes and Ostinato Basslines

St George's Cathedral, 270 King st E, Kingston, ON

Be wow’ed, soothed and uplifted by a myriad of compositions, 16th-18th century with ostinato basslines. Choral, solo and instrumental works by Bach, Lully, Monteverdi, Rossi and more.

Apr30

And then there were Lute: Jonathan's McGill lute recital

Redpath Hall, 3459 McTavish St, Montreal

For my Early music major recital I will be presenting Spanish, Italian, and French music for the baroque guitar, archlute and theorbo! Joining me for this recital will be soprano Mikayla Jensen-Large.

Redpath Hall

Program

D minor suite - Santiago de Murcia I. Prelude II. Allegro III. Allegro IV. Grave V. Allegro

Codice san Saldivar - S. de Murcia I. Otros canarios por la A II. Cumbees

Sonata 7 - Giovanni Zamboni I. Allemanda II. Giga III. Sarabanda Largo IV. Fuga

G major suite - Robert de Visée I. Prélude II. Chaconne III. Muzette en Rondeau

Ma bergère tendre et fidèle - Michel Lambert Vos mépris chaque jour - Michel Lambert

Free admission!

Apr26

Royal Winter Music - Classical Guitar Recital

Pollack Hall, 555 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montreal

April 26th, Jonathan Stuchbery presents a program of music from the 20th and 21st century, including Hans Werner Henze's monolithic First Sonata on Shakespearean Characters. Joining him on stage with be the Cygnus trio to perform two works recently composed for them: Amalgam by Charles Zoll and the Canadian premiere of Trio for four instruments by Patrick Walker. This recital marks the graduation of Jonathan from the Schulich School of Music. Free admission.

Mar30

Lute Recital

A program of solo music for baroque guitar, archlute and theorbo, visiting the music from Spain, Italy and France. Joining Jonathan on stage is Mikayla Jensen-Large to perform several airs de cours français. Location TBA Free admission

Les Méandres - Le grand naufrage

Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-secours, 400 Paul St E, Montreal

Les Méandres vous présentent le dernier concert de la saison 2017 / 2018.

Lorsque François Ravaillac assassine Henri IV en 1610, c'est un des derniers chevaliers de France qui s'éteint. Le pays est alors profondément déchiré par les puissantes familles du royaume qui se font la guerre, ainsi que par les affrontements entre Huguenots et Catholiques qui persistent. La poésie du XVI et de la première moitié du XVIIe porte en elle les blessures de cette violence. On se méfie de la cour et de ses intrigues, on cherche l'apaisement dans les bois et l'amour est source de tourments. Les restes de la Renaissance sombrent dans l'oubli pour laisser place à l'État et à la réforme de Richelieu.

Joignez-vous à nous pour un concert mettant en vedette un consort brisé de flûtes et de violes qui interprétera des airs de cour. Le programme présentera, entre autres, des œuvres de Charles Tessier, Pierre Guédron et Girard de Beaulieu, dans des arrangements inédits préparés avec soin pour l'évènement.

Le concert aura lieu à la Chapelle Notre Dame de Bon Secours le 10 mars 2018 à 19h au coût de 20$ / 10$ sur présentation d’une carte étudiante. Les billets seront disponibles à la porte le soir du concert.

Élodie Bouchard - Soprano Simon-Charles Tremblay Béchard - Ténor Jérémie de Pierre - Flûtes à bec Élyse Lamanque Girard - Flûtes à bec Tristan Best - Viole de Gambe Ryan Gallagher - Viole de Gambe Jonathan Stuchbery - Archiluth & Guitare baroque Justin Luchinski - Orgue

Lost Islands: The Cygnus Trio

Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Avenue #3, Toronto, Ontario

Lost Islands A reflection on personal geography and memory

Thursday February 22, 2017 at 8 pm Tickets $25/$10 Student (cash only at the door) Reserve tickets at info@gallery345.com

Program

Okanagan Landscapes - Selwyn Redivo (b. 1953)

Okanagan Vignettes - Anita Perry (b. 1960)

I Saw Three Ships - Traditional arr. Jonathan Stuchbery (b. 1995)

Dissolve, O my heart - Missy Mazzoli (b. 1980)

Simple Gifts - Traditional arr. Jonathan Stuchbery

Algoma Miniatures - Arie Van de Ven (b. 1995)

Sound, music, images, geography: all these concepts influence our memory. Think of a place from your childhood. What do you hear, what do you see? How can you describe this feeling of remembering the past? In a sense, the places we have made our homes and have now left are lost to us; we may be able to physically return, but our memories preserve it in a different way. Stories of islands which disappear after a first discovery or even after being inhabited for a time permeate Canadian folklore, from the Thousand Islands in the St. Lawrence to more isolated islands in the Great Lakes and beyond. The prevalence of these stories suggests a deep collective sorrow for remembered times and places which, once gone, are gone forever.

The Cygnus Trio, in collaboration with composers with deep geographical ties, offers a program of music and poetry reflecting on this loss and the relationship between memory and location. The program features works by four Canadian composers, folk tunes and poetry. Anita Perry and Selwyn Redivo offer musical meditations upon the landscape of the Okanagan Valley, past home of brothers Ben (flute) and Jonathan (guitar), and the trio will premiere Ontario native Arie Van de ven’s Algoma Miniatures. The musical components of the program are tied together with poetry by W. B. Yeats, and Nancy Holmes, tying a deep sense of place to the remembrance of the past.

Fiori, Augelletti, Sospiri: a Recital

Redpath Hall, 3459 McTavish St, Montreal

Song from 17th century Italy. Flowers, birds, love, anger, sadness, lutes!

Mikayla Jensen-Large - Soprano Jonathan Stuchbery - Archlute, Baroque guitar Esteban La Rotta - Theorbo

Free admission