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Event Archive - Vivaldi's Rival: Albinoni: Pacific Baroque Orchestra

Fri. February 15th 2008 Alix Goolden Performance Hall (All Ages)
8:00 pm
Tickets at: McPherson Box Office, Cadboro Bay Book Co, Ivy’s Book Shop, Long & McQuade - Victoria, Munro’s Books, Victoria Conservatory Of Music
Tomaso Albinoni must be considered one of the true pioneers of the new Venetian school and Vivaldi himself was strongly influenced by Albinoni’s works. Eventually they became rivals, notably in the vibrant Venetian opera scene. The Pacific Baroque Orchestra will accompany Washington McClain in the famous Albinoni Concerto for single oboe, and will explore other spectacular music by Albinoni and Giovanni Legrenzi, the maestro di cappella of St Mark’s, who it is suspected taught both Albinoni and Vivaldi. The Festival also welcomes this year the Canadian soprano Kathleen Brett who has performed to critical acclaim in America and Europe and who will perform the role of Birdie Hubbard in Pacific Opera Victoria’s staging of Blitzstein’s “Regina” in April 2008.


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Pacific Baroque Orchestra

One of North America's most exciting and innovative period-instrument ensembles, Vancouver's Pacific Baroque Orchestra has consistently held to its mandate of presenting music of the past in lively and imaginative performances. True to its name, the orchestra plays the music of the baroque period (17th and 18th centuries) on period instruments (or ... more info
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