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

Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78
Schumann: Drei Romanzen Op. 92: No. 2 in A Major
and shorter works by Kreisler, Fauré, Debussy, 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.

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 11, 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

Paul Haas, Music Director

  • 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

Peter Shackleton and Karine Breton perform stylish chamber music by

Beethoven, Crusell, Stadler, Ivan Müller, Devienne, Danzi. With Katie Stevens, violin; Mathilde Bernard, viola; Sonya Nanos, cello

  • Saturday, January 13, 2018, 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

Flautist Doris Dungan and strings perform a delightful Baroque/Classic mix for our Season Finale

Flute concerti by Telemann, Blavet, and C.P.E. Bach J.S. Bach: Partita in A minor for solo flute, BWV 1013 Luigi Boccherini: Quartet for flute and strings

with Katie Stevens, Iain McKay, violin
Patrick Horn viola; Sonya Nanos, cello
Martn Blanchet, bass; Elizabeth Ganiatsos, harpsichord

  • Saturday, February 24, 2018, 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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