"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.
GAME OF THRONES
Friday, October 23rd, 2015
I FURIOSI kicks off the season with an exploration of hostile takeovers. During the Mediaeval, Renaissance and Baroque periods, crowns were stolen, castles were captured and allegiances were changed more frequently than some kids change their underwear. “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.” – William Shakespeare Henry IV Part ii; Act III scene i
Guest: Christopher Bagan, harpsichord
Calvin Presbyterian Church, Toronto
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