But never fear, for in the meantime, Consortium offers up an inventive replacement concert, which is sure to please you! The original date of November 18, 7:30 p.m. is retained, as is the venue, St. Paul’s United Church, 349 Waverley Street.
Consortium’s long-time friends, local chamber music trio “Musically Inclined” immediately stepped in to save the day, for which we thank them! They will present “Music to Delight”, a varied and appealing programme of music through the ages arranged for flute, violin, and cello. Doris Dungan, Madonna Lee, and Marc Palmquist will open with a short teaser of brisk, light, happy tunes from Consortium’s original Elizabethan programme, hoping to entice you to return for more next September.
They will then move through several eras, from the 17th century up to the dawn of the 20th. The Baroque will be represented by a suite of dances by Henry Purcell, arranged from some of his harpsichord pieces, as well as by music by the two most distinguished composers born in the year 1685.
Handel’s festive Music for the Royal Fireworks, a suite composed in 1749 for King George II, celebrated the end of a war and the signing of a peace treaty. Over 12,000 people attended the public dress rehearsal. It will commence with the famous La Réjouissance, often used as a wedding recessional. The Trio will also perform the Gigue from Bach’s second Orchestral Suite, plus a movement from his Brandenburg Concerto No. 3.
The dance element continues in gracious Classic-era divertimento-style works by Haydn and Mozart, in two movements from Ravel’s neoclassical Le Tombeau de Couperin, in violinist Fritz Kreisler’s gently wistful waltz-like Liebesleid (Love’s Sorrows), and in two Romantic-era, more ecstatic waltzes, from Tales from the Vienna Woods by Johann Strauss Jr. and from Gounod’s Faust.
What better way to change the pace and wrap up an evening of dance than by a set of Scott Joplin rags, including his most famous, the Maple Leaf Rag! It was this piece which gave him the title “King of Ragtime”. Please enjoy!
Concert sponsors: Diana Pallen and Elizabeth Ganiatsos
Saturday, November 18, 7:30 pm
349 Waverley Street, Thunder Bay
Admission at the door is $25, students $15. 11 and under free.