Consortium Aurora Borealis

Elizabeth Ganiatsos, Artistic Director
Northwestern Ontario's Chamber Music Group ~ Baroque and Beyond

Exquisite music from the Romantic Era, including virtuosic showpieces, featuring the Concertmaster of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra

Schumann: Violin Sonata No 1 in A minor, Op. 105
Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78
and shorter works by Wieniawski, Fauré, Massanet, Kreisler, Sarasate, and Bazzini

Thomas Cosbey, violin ~ Heather Morrison, piano

  • Saturday, September 16, 2017, 8:00 pm
  • St. Paul’s United Church
  • Admission at the door · $15 Adults and Seniors · $10 Students
  • Pre-concert talk at 7:30 PM

with guest violinist Scott St. John

Having created a sensation in 2015 with “Passionate Piano Quartets”, our highly-acclaimed guest ensemble returns with another display of sweeping romanticism, impeccable technique, and “a dazzling blaze of virtuoso musicianship”

Schumann: Adagio and Allegro for cello and piano
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44
Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81

Angela Park, piano; Elissa Lee, Scott St. John violin; Sharon Wei, viola; Rachel Mercer, cello

“Bold and stylish…impressive, elegant interpretations”
You won’t want to miss this!

  • Saturday, September 30, 2017, 8:00 pm
  • St. Paul’s United Church
  • Admission at the door · $15 Adults and Seniors · $10 Students
  • Pre-concert talk at 7:30 PM

Oboe Virtuosi at the German Courts The ravishing sounds of two oboes playing Baroque music returns us to our historical roots.

Schumann: Adagio and Allegro for cello and piano
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44
Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81

Solo and trio sonatas by Vivaldi, Telemann, J. S. Bach, Handel, Quantz, and Zelenka Colleen Kennedy, Gwen Buttemer, oboe and English horn
with cello and harpsichord

  • Saturday, November 4, 2017, 8:00 pm
  • St. Paul’s United Church
  • Admission at the door · $15 Adults and Seniors · $10 Students
  • Pre-concert talk at 7:30 PM

Back by popular demand, Jeremy Bell performs an exciting programme of violin concerti by Vivaldi, Locatelli, Leclair and Tartini, with expanded string ensemble and harpsichord.

Our annual all-Baroque concert with an Italian theme! The programme includes
Vivaldi’s celebrated Trio Sonata “La Folia”,
as well as his Concerto in D major for four violins and strings

Jeremy Bell, solo violin and leader Katie Stevens, concertmaster

  • Saturday, November 25, 2017, 8:00 pm
  • St. Paul’s United Church
  • Admission at the door · $15 Adults and Seniors · $10 Students
  • Pre-concert talk at 7:30 PM

Our fifth annual presentation of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. Hear the full orchestra perform “up close and personal” in the intimacy of the acoustically-excellent, beautiful space of St. Paul’s United Church!

Luigi Boccherini: Symphony in D minor, G 517 (Op. 37, no. 3)
Joachim Raff: Sinfonietta for winds in F major, Op. 188 (excerpts)
Edward Elgar: Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20
W.A. Mozart: Symphony No. 34 in C major, K. 338

  • Saturday, December 2, 2017, 8:00 pm
  • St. Paul’s United Church
  • Admission at the door · $15 Adults and Seniors · $10 Students
  • Pre-concert talk at 7:30 PM



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