Consortium Aurora Borealis

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

Our 40th season opens with a variety of music for flute and piano spanning 150 years, featuring two well-loved musicians who have been performing with Consortium since its earliest days.
From idyllic lyricism to flashy display.

Kuhlau: Capriccio
Flute Sonatas by Poulenc and Prokofiev
Borne: Fantaisie Brillante on themes from Bizet’s Carmen

Doris Dungan, flute ~ Heather Morrison, piano

  • Saturday, September 15, 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

Toronto’s illustrious Gryphon Trio performs an exciting concert of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and an Ontario commission.

“Long regarded as one of the finest chamber music ensembles in the world”

Beethoven: Piano Trio in E flat, Op. 1, No.1
Paul Frehner: Bytown Waters **
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 66
**25th anniversary commission, Gryphon Trio

Jamie Parker, piano
Annalee Patipatanakoon, violin
Roman Borys, cello

  • Saturday, September 29, 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

Delectable works from the age of Louis XIV, XV and XVI,
with Consortium’s magnificent newly-arrived
French double harpsichord.

Lully, Chambonnières, Marais, Couperin,
Rebel, Boismortier, Hotteterre, Rameau,
Mondonville, Forqueray, Duphly,
Corrette, Balbastre

Elizabeth Ganiatsos, harpsichord
Kathlyn Stevens, violin
Iain McKay, violin
Robert Van Wyck, Baroque flute
Peter Cosbey, cello

  • Saturday, November 3, 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

Our annual all-Baroque concert with an Italian theme! We return to the
Consortium tradition of an all-Vivaldi programme, sure to delight!

Celebrate all things Venetian with vibrant concerti by the “Red Priest”
for oboe, bassoon, and cello, with string ensemble and harpsichord.

Preceded by a stunning slide show of
Venice at 7:30 p.m.

Colleen Kennedy: oboe
Iraj Tamadon-Nejad: bassoon
Peter Cosbey: cello
Kathlyn Stevens: concertmaster

  • Saturday, November 17, 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

Join us for late 18th-century symphonies in the dramatic “Storm and Stress” style.
Our sixth annual presentation of the TBSO.

Gluck: Dance of the Furies, from Don Juan
Vaňhal: Symphony in D minor, Bryan d1
C.P.E. Bach: Symphony in F major, H 665
Joseph Martin Kraus: Symphony in C minor
Haydn: Symphony No. 49, “La Passione”

  • Saturday, December 8, 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

Capturing the varied moods of strings, from solo viola to string quartet, as
performed by the key string players of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra.

Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 18, No. 5
Romberg: Duo for violin and cello
Borodin: Notturno from 2nd String Quartet
Puccini: Crisantemi; Dvorák: 2 Waltzes
Hovhaness: Chahagir; P. Horn: Blue Soul

Thomas Cosbey: violin
Iain Mckay: violin
Patrick Horn: viola
Marc Palmquist: cello

  • Saturday, January 5, 2019, 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

Join us for our 40th Anniversary Concert, our Season Finale! Concerti grossi by
Vivaldi, Geminiani, Wassenaer and Locatelli, performed by our fine expanded
string ensemble, with harpsichord.

Introducing local composer Patrick Horn’s
“La Folia”, a special work commissioned
by Consortium in celebration of our 40th!
Reception to follow.

Thomas Cosbey: violin
Iain Mckay: violin
Patrick Horn: viola
Marc Palmquist: cello

  • Saturday, March 2, 2019, 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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