Music in Cafés and Gardens

Concert date

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 19:30
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 20:00
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 16:00
Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 14:00
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Works by Bach, Benda and Vivaldi

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Just how stimulating concerts in the gardens and coffeehouses of Baroque Germany could have been transpires in J.S. Bach’s delicious and humorous miniature quasi opera, his Coffee Cantata. Like today, such events were sociable occasions to enjoy musical works so fresh their ink wasn’t yet dry, or else foreign compositions sometimes arranged for the forces at hand. So savour the moment!

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Arion is thrilled to announce our partnership with Brûleries FARO - Roasting houses for our opening concert, "Music in Cafés and Gardens"! This collaboration will allow us to offer a free coffee-tasting to our audience during each performance!

 

 

Concert program

Thursday, September 29

Antonio Vivaldi (1668-1741) arranged for 4 violins by Johann Sebastian Bach and rearranged by Alexander Weimann for 4 violins, 2 violas, cello and strings.

Concerto for 4 violins, 2 violas, cello and strings in A minor BWV 1065

(Allegro), Largo, Allegro

Franz Benda (1709-1786)

Concerto for flute and strings in E minor

     Allegro con brio, Adagio un pocco andante, Presto

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Coffee Cantata « Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht » BWV 211

Récitatif: Schweigt stille
Air: Hat man nicht mit seinen Kindern
Récitatif: Du böses Kind
Air: Ei! Wie schmeckt der Kaffee süße
Récitatif: Wenn du mir nicht den Kaffee läßt
Air: Mädchen, die von harten Sinnen
Récitatif: Nun folge, was dein Vater spricht!
Air: Heute noch, lieber Vater
Récitatif: Nun geht und sucht der alte Schlendrian
Trio: Die Katze läßt das Mausen nicht 

 

Friday, September 30; Saturday, October 1; Sunday, October 2

Wilhelm FriedemannBach (1710—1784)  but attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Orchestral suite in G minor BWV 1070 
     Larghetto, Torneo , Aria -Adagio, Menuetto, Trio, Capriccio

Franz Benda (1709-1786)

Concerto for flute and strings in E minor

     Allegro con brio, Adagio un pocco andante, Presto

Intermission

Antonio Vivaldi (1668-1741) arranged for 4 violins by Johann Sebastian Bach and rearranged by Alexander Weimann for 4 violins, 2 violas, cello and strings.

Concerto for 4 violins, 2 violas, cello and strings in A minor  BWV 1065

(Allegro), Largo, Allegro

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Coffee Cantata « Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht » BWV 211

Récitatif: Schweigt stille
Air: Hat man nicht mit seinen Kindern
Récitatif: Du böses Kind
Air: Ei! Wie schmeckt der Kaffee süße
Récitatif: Wenn du mir nicht den Kaffee läßt
Air: Mädchen, die von harten Sinnen
Récitatif: Nun folge, was dein Vater spricht!
Air: Heute noch, lieber Vater
Récitatif: Nun geht und sucht der alte Schlendrian
Trio: Die Katze läßt das Mausen nicht

Guest Artist(s)

Alexander Weimann

Alexander Weimann

  Alexander Weimann has established a reputation as one of the leading harpsichordist and ensemble leaders of his generation. He has performed in concert and at prominent festivals throughout Canada, the United States and Europe, and is a frequ...

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Hélène Brunet

Hélène Brunet

Canadian soprano Hélène Brunet is hailed by the critics as "a singer of tremendous quality" with "a voice of perfect beauty" and "sincere expression". Recognized for her interpretations of the works of Bach, Handel and Mozart, her repertoire extend...

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Philippe Gagné

Philippe Gagné

Philippe Gagné has been praised for his expressiveness, refined musical sensitivity and vocal flexibility, as well as the beauty and lightness of his tone quality. He embraces all periods of music, but has a predilection for the baroque repertoire. ...

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Jesse Blumberg

Jesse Blumberg

Jesse Blumberg is an artist equally at home on opera, concert, and recital stages, performing repertoire from the Renaissance and Baroque to the 20th and 21st centuries. His 2014-2015 season included a European concert tour of Niobe, R...

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Claire Guimond

Claire Guimond

Claire Guimond is a leading baroque flautist, recognised first in Canada and now well established on the world scene. She is a founding member and artistic director of the Arion Baroque Orchestra, with which she has frequently toured in North and So...

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