Paul Luchkow on baroque violin and Michael Jarvis on harpsichord team up to perform 17th and 18th-century music from Sweden on Feb. 8 at Christ Church Cathedral, as part of the Intimate Encounters series exploring the musical courts of Europe. Photo courtesy Christ Church Cathedral

Intimate Encounters visits the Swedish Court

Acclaimed duo to perform 17th- and 18th century Swedish music and more on period instruments

Enjoy a unique musical experience at Christ Church Cathedral this Saturday, as the Intimate Encounters series heads to Sweden.

The polska is a traditional dance backed by rarely heard music composed in the late 17th and early 18th-century Swedish Court, home of one of the oldest orchestras in the world. The Saturday program includes work by composers such as Roman, Agrell and their influences Vivaldi and Corelli, as well as a selection of Swedish polskas.

It’s the second of three Intimate Encounters concerts this season which explore the musical courts of Europe (England, Sweden and Venice). The performers – Paul Luchkow on baroque violin, and Michael Jarvis on harpsichord – will explore familiar and lesser known music of the era on instruments of the time.

“The period instruments make all the difference,” said Jarvis, who is considered one of Canada’s finest harpsichordists, forte pianists and continuo players. “Hearing the music as it was meant to sound transports the audience back in time.”

Luchkow is a versatile violinist and long-time member of the West Coast’s early music scene who is in demand as a performer and clinician across Western Canada. He and Jarvis have been working together as a duo for over 11 years.

The performance, in the Chapel of New Jerusalem, begins at 7:30 p.m. and runs two hours. Tickets are $25 for adults, while $5 students tickets are available at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Cathedral office, Ticketrocket, Ivy’s Bookshop and Munro’s Books.



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