Early Music Concerts 2011-2012: (CA) I FURIOSI Concert: "I FURIOSI's Family Jewels" (13 apr 2012)
Location: Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
“Families. You can’t live with them, you can’t legally have them all sent to an island in the middle of the ocean. The Baroque era saw many families of composers and musicians who tolerated each other - or didn’t. Jed Wentz and Olivier Fortin come for the I FURIOSI dysfunctional family reunion.
Works by the Bach family, the Purcell family, the Couperin family and more.”
Gabrielle McLaughlin, soprano
Aisslinn Nosky, violin
Julia Wedman, violin
Felix Deak, violoncello and viola da gamba
Jed Wentz, flauto traverso
Olivier Fortin, harpsichord
“I FURIOSI is one of the world’s most innovative Baroque ensembles, comprised of four of Canada’s leading early music specialists: soprano Gabrielle McLaughlin, violinists Aisslinn Nosky and Julia Wedman and cellist/gambist Felix Deak. These four bold musicians celebrate I FURIOSI’s Thirteenth Season by invoking the "bizarre and unnatural" aesthetic both esteemed and reviled in the Baroque era. Captivating performance style and inspired thematic programming has garnered I FURIOSI a reputation as a rebellious and ground breaking force in the Canadian and international early music scene.”
Visit the I FURIOSI website for more information and of ticket availability.