Consortium Aurora Borealis serves up a feast of elegant eighteenth-century music for flute and harpsichord from Germany and France as the first concert of its 45th Anniversary Season. For many years it was a tradition that Doris Dungan and Elizabeth Ganiatsos open our series with a programme of Baroque works for flute and harpsichord. As Consortium’s longest-serving musicians, and because this is a special anniversary year, they’ve selected their favourite pieces from those occasions, going back to their earliest performances. Our current French two-manual harpsichord is a stunning concert instrument with a ravishing sound, a suitable partner to the flute’s silver sound.
We revive our long-standing tradition with an offering of delightful music by J. S. Bach, his forward-looking son C. P. E. Bach, virtuoso flautist Michel Blavet, opera composer Hasse, Jean-Marie Leclair, and Telemann. Our composers enjoyed fame and popularity during their lifetime, and most were virtuosos on their chosen instrument. We invite everyone, especially students and wind players, to come to our celebration of the flute, as Doris Dungan enchants us with its magic!
Concert sponsors: Tbaytel; Hilda Postenka; Jaro Kotalik and Louisa Pedri
Concert tickets are available in person or online.
For details visit https://consortiumab.org/tickets
$25; $15 students, at the door; 11 and under free
For a fuller concert description, check out https://consortiumab.org/blog
Fully-transferable Season Passes are available at $150 for 7 concerts, $90 students.