Consortium Aurora Borealis

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

Exquisite music for piano and woodwinds from the time of Beethoven, in the tradition of our popular Chamber Music Salons.

  • Beethoven: Quintet Op.16, for piano & winds
  • Albrechtsberger: Serenata a 5
  • Danzi: Woodwind Quintet Op. 56, No. 2
  • Reicha: Woodwind Quintet Op. 88, No. 2

Doris Dungan, flute;
Colleen Kennedy, oboe;
E-Chen Hsu, clarinet;
Karine Breton, bassoon;
Damian Rivers-Moore, horn;
Heather Morrison, piano.

Mid-Baroque music from Court and Church by Rosenmüller, Schmelzer, Biber, Buxtehude Muffat and Pachelbel.

Jennifer Bryan, violin;
Michelle Zapf-Bélanger, violin;
Patrick Horn, viola;
Anthony Bacon, cello;
Elizabeth Ganiatsos, organ.

Vivacious concertos for two trumpets, two oboes, two cellos, strings and harpsichord.

Music by Vivaldi, Albinoni, Manfredini, Franceschini, and Torelli.

Preconcert talk by Elizabeth Ganiatsos.

Merrie Klazek, trumpet;
Frédéric Payant, trumpet;
Colleen Kennedy, oboe;
Elizabeth Eccleston, oboe;
Marc Palmquist, cello;
Anthony Bacon, cello;
Martin Blanchet, bass;
Elizabeth Ganiatsos, harpsichord.

Our Christmas Special, with a reading of Dylan Thomas’s nostalgic and idyllic memory of childhood past, mingled with carols and seasonal music ancient and modern from the British Isles for voices, trumpet and organ. Bring the family!

Preconcert talk by Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser.

Merrie Klazek, trumpet;
Elizabeth Ganiatsos, organ;
Gwyn Hughes, reader;

Susan Korstanje, soprano;
Nancy Berglund, alto;
Don Nixon, tenor;
Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, bass.

Award-winning Canadian fiddler Pierre
Schryer, a much-loved, charismatic
performer, is sure to bring down the house,
in a fun evening of dance mastersí repertoire
from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

  • John Playford: Country Dance tunes
  • Turlough O’Carolan: O’Carolan’s Concerto
  • Traditional Irish and Scottish tunes
  • Laments, jigs, reels and more


Jennifer Bryan, violin;
Robert Van Wyck, baroque flute, recorder;
Anthony Bacon, cello;
Elizabeth Ganiatsos, harpsichord.

Join us for an enjoyable evening of sonatas and character pieces by Beethoven and Schumann, from the late Classic and early Romantic periods.

  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata in D major, Op. 10, No. 3
  • Schumann: Fantasiest¸cke, Op. 73 for cello & piano
  • Schumann: Papillons, Op. 2 for piano
  • Beethoven: Cello Sonata in A major, Op.69

Evgueni Tchougounov, piano;
Anthony Bacon, cello.

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