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 still available for viewing on YouTube, and our next one is coming up Saturday May 16, 1PM EDT!
Our friends at If Music Be the Food of Love: Stream On will once again be hosting us on their Twitch channel.
You don't need an account, however having one allows you to participate in the chat!
To see the concert live, simply click on the link at 1pm EDT on Saturday, May 16th.
This time our theme is the great outdoors. You'll hear works that incorporate imitations of animal sounds, and rustic themes. The performance will be about 40 minutes long.
FUN ACTIVITY: See if you can identify the sounds in the playlist on this page! You'll also hear them in Biber's Sonata Representativa. Answers are at the bottom of this post.
The concert is free!
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 , or through our hosts' PayPal (make sure you indicate that you want to support Rezonance): http://paypal.me/ifmusicstreamon
THANK YOU to everyone who donated last time! We are truly grateful for your support. We also loved receiving notes and messages from people who saw the concert!
In case you missed the last concert and still want to see it, a recording is available on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKADGwhQmNI
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!
Sounds quiz answers:
2. Common Toad (Germany)
You Can still catch our first Livestream concert on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKADGwhQmNI&t=5s
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)