Mark your calendars for the next installment of our concert series Spirit(us), presented in collaboration with Early Music Vancouver. November 24 at 7pm, doors open at 6 pm.
Members of Victoria Baroque, Paul Luchkow (Violin/viola) and Michael Jarvis (Harpsichord/ Chamber Organ) Will join us. A reception follows.
Entry by donation ($20 suggested) at the door. All are welcome.
A reception follows, with a chance to meet the performers.
Paul Luchkow is a versatile violinist and violist whose activities cover the range of music from the 17th Century to the present day on modern and period instruments. In addition to the Victoria Baroque Players, he is a regular feature of Vancouver's Early Music scene. Paul is a long-time member of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra and appears frequently in concerts for Early Music Vancouver, the Early Music Society of the Islands, as well as at Victoria's Pacific Baroque Festival. In demand as a leader, guest director, and educator, Paul has worked with Per Sonatori: Regina's Baroque period-instrument ensemble, VoiceScapes and Spiritus Chamber Choir in Calgary, and he has given performances and masterclasses at universities across western Canada. As an adjudicator, Paul frequently hears and encourages young musicians across British Columbia.A highlight of the past decade has been his work with harpsichordist/fortepianist Michael Jarvis and their exploration of Baroque, Classical and Romantic sonata repertoire on period instruments. They have two recordings: one of Hummel Sonatas (nominated for a Western Canada Music Award) for fortepiano and violin /viola on the Marquis Classics label, and a self-released recording of sonatas by Mozart. A third recording, Sonatas by the French composer Michel Corrette, was recently released on Marquis in Spring 2017 to rave international reviews. Paul makes his home in Victoria with his wife and children.
Michael Jarvis is one of Canada's finest harpsichordists, fortepianists and continuo players, and is in demand as a collaborative artist. A frequent performer throughout Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland, he has also performed with many of Canada's leading orchestras and chamber ensembles, accompanied, conducted, or played continuo for many of Canada's finest singers and has appeared as soloist or continuo player at many festivals throughout North America. He may be heard on the Marquis Classics, Hungaroton, ATMA, Naxos, Solitudes and Avalon CD labels, and has many times broadcast nationally and regionally for the C.B.C., as well as nationally across the U.S. on N.P.R. His and violinist Paul Luchkow’s CD of Hummel’s op. 5 violin sonatas was chosen as a finalist as best classical album of the year in the Western Canadian Music Awards 2013. His new CD with Paul, Michel Corrette’s Sonatas for Harpsichord and Violin, Op. 25 (on mythological themes) was released on the Marquis CD label in September 2017. Michael was co-host and star of the 13-part television series "Come into the Parlour" for Bravo-tv. He also conducted in Toronto the world premiere of the chamber opera“Cassandra” by Vancouver composer Ian McAndrew, to glowing reviews in Opera Canada. He has taught harpsichord and continuo at the University of Toronto, Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario and at Havergal College, Toronto, and fortepiano at UBC. This is his third year as Artistic Director of the “Bach on the Rock” chamber choir and orchestra on Salt Spring Island.When he is not playing early music, Michael and his wife live in Victoria and are owned by their Abyssinian cat, Kona. He is an avid collector of early jazz and early opera 78 rpm recordings and is an early phonograph restorer.Musically splendid…polished elegance…relaxed intimacy…charm and grace… The Gramophone (UK)
Check out the video to hear a sample of these world class artists in action.