Saturday, February 18th at 7:30 pm
Alix Goolden Performance Hall
Doors open at 6:45PM
Pre-concert talk at 7:00PM
Danielle Reuter-Harrah, soprano
Marc Destrubé, violin and artistic director
Kathryn Wiebe, violin
Eva Lymenstull, viola da gamba
Natalie Mackie, viola da gamba
Marco Vitale, harpsichord and organ
Lucas Harris, archlute
With the advent of public concerts, the fascination with opera, and the opening of the ‘pleasure gardens’, London, as the largest city in Europe, became a hive of musical activity during the 18th century. The plethora of musical opportunities attracted foreign musicians, especially from Germany and Italy, to visit or make their home there. One could hear the very latest compositions played by the best musicians of the day, most notably George Frederic Handel, who became a kind of composer-in-residence at the Vauxhall pleasure gardens during the 1730s.
Portrait of Karl Friedrich Abel by Thomas Gainsborough
COVID SAFETY PROTOCOLS:
The health and wellbeing of the VCM Community remains the priority of the Victoria Conservatory of Music. We continue to monitor and make updates as necessary to ensure the safety of all visitors to the VCM.
This concert is generously supported by
Turnham Woodland and Russell Nursery
and Prestige Pictures
GETTING TO ALIX GOOLDEN HALL
Alix Goolden Hall is located at 907 Pandora Ave.
Patrons must enter the venue from 900 Johnson St.
The VCM parking lot is reserved for staff and faculty at all times. Street parking and public lots are available within short walking distance.
THE PACIFIC BAROQUE FESTIVAL IS SUPPORTED BY
OLIVE OLIO'S PASTA & ESPRESSO BAR | GOOD BROTHERS DEVELOPMENTS
DAVID & PEP GROOS FUND FOR VOCAL MUSIC, VICTORIA FOUNDATION
The Magnolia Hotel provides Festival audience members with a special rate during the Festival: a 15% discount on the best available room rate.