During the coronavirus crisis we have postponed or cancelled any in-person appearances, but you may still catch us online - sometimes even live! Our first livestream is coming up Friday, April 3 at 1pm:
Join us this Friday for our first self-produced livestream concert. Our friends at If Music Be the Food of Love: Stream On will be hosting us on their Twitch channel. You don't need an account or anything - simply click on the link at 1pm EDT on Friday, April 3.
The performance will be about 30-40 minutes long. David will play Bach's French Suite for solo harpsichord in D minor, and Rezan will join him for Rognoni's variations on a madrigal by Palestrina, and a rousing Passacaglio by Dall'Abaco.
The concert is free, but if you wish to make a donation, all funds raised will go towards paying the performers. You can donate through Rezonance's PayPal: https://paypal.me/RezonanceEnsemble, e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org, or through our hosts' PayPal (make sure you indicate that you want to support Rezonance): http://paypal.me/ifmusicstreamon
We hope you are all doing well, and we can't wait to bring this beautiful music into your home! We hope that it provides some entertainment, and also comfort in this challenging time. Take care!
This concert has sadly been postponed. We look forward to bringing it to you later! (In the meantime, watch our social media and subscribe to our email list for online content!)
Ticket holders and subscribers will be contacted with options. Thank you for understanding, and be well!
Rezonance Baroque Ensemble will perform an unconventional historical program featuring both the music of the Ottoman Empire as well as European compositions influenced by eastern sounds. Expect exciting contributions from James Freeman on percussion, and Nicolas Royer-Artuso on oud.
James Freeman was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. On his third birthday, he received his first drum set. At the age of 7, he began to study trumpet, and played both trumpet and drums in concerts, jazz, and marching bands. James continued his musical studies at Montreals McGill University, completing both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Music. Since discovering a passion for Arabic music, he has studied with Dr. Ali Jihad Racy, Simon Shaheen, Bassam Bishara, Suleiman Warwar, and legendary Fairuz percussionist Michel Merhej. In addition to performing Arabic music with the Arabesque Dance Company Orchestra, he has performed with the New York Arabic Orchestra featuring Marcel Khalife.
Nicolas Royer-Artuso is a oud player, violinist, linguist, musicologist, and music teacher from Montreal. After studies in classical western music, jazz and electro-acoustic composition, he soon after devoted himself to maqam music, studying in Morocco, Tunisia, Syria, and Turkey. A key aspect of his musical work is the theoretical and practical use of heterophony. He has published 3 articles on the subject and has released one practical aspect (a CD) of it. He is a founding member of nü.kolektif, where he composes, co-directs, plays and acts in the theater-oriented political collective. In Istanbul, he is an active part of the citys traditional music and free improvisational scene. He is the organizer of Dogaçlafest, a festival devoted to improvised music.
All regular season concerts: 2pm, St Barnabas Anglican Church (361 Danforth Ave)