Victoria Baroque Players end season with Bach

The Victora concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Church of St. John the Divine

Performing gems of Baroque chamber music, the Victoria Baroque Players will end their fourth season May 23 in Victoria.

Four core members of Victoria Baroque Players – flautist Soile Stratkauskas, violinist Christi Meyers, cellist Martin Bonham and harpsichordist Michael Jarvis – will give audiences a rare chance to hear Bach’s and Telemann’s chamber music played on 18th-century instruments.

The program includes Johann Sebastian Bach’s sonata for flute and obligato harpsichord BWV 1030, sonata for violin and obligato harpsichord BWV 1015, and Georg Philipp Telemann’s  Paris quartets in D major TWV 43:D3 and E minor TWV:e:4.

“Bach wrote magnificent grand-scale works, but in his chamber music a wonderful intimacy and transparency shines through” Stratkauskas said.

“His sonata in B minor for flute and obligato harpsichord demonstrates ingenious architectural contrapuntal writing and is one of the greatest and most monumental works in the flute repertoire.”

The other work by Bach in the program is Sonata in A major, will feature VBP’s violinist and Victoria Symphony’s assistant concertmaster Christi Meyers.

The Victora concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Church of St. John the Divine, 1161 Quadra St.

 

For ticket information: 250-652-0116 or victoria-baroque.com.

 

 

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