Karina Gauvin

Pacific Baroque Orchestra

2019–2020 Season

Pacific Baroque Orchestra
with Karina Gauvin, soprano

Alexander Weimann, Musical Director

Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 4pm
Emmanuel Church, Boston

Russian White Nights: Opera Arias from 18th-century St. Petersburg
At the dawn of the 18th century, Tsar Peter the Great was presiding over both Russia’s political transformation into one of the great European powers and a cultural revolution of social modernization. French and German influences would ensure the court in St. Petersburg adopted a much more cosmopolitan style, which extended to an avid patronage of the arts, and opera in particular. Join one of the world’s leading Baroque opera specialists and a frequent star of BEMF operas, Karina Gauvin, for a captivating survey of the diverse cultural wealth of the Russian Baroque with harpsichord virtuoso Alexander Weimann leading Vancouver’s exciting Pacific Baroque Orchestra in their BEMF début.

Pre-Concert Talk at 3pm.

“Gauvin blows you away with her liquid legato, crackling coloratura and clarion top notes.”



Yevstengniy Ipatievich Fomin: Overture from The Coachmen
Dmitri Stepanovich Bortniansky: Two arias from Alcide
Domenico dall’Oglio: Sinfonia Cossaca
Johann Adolph Hasse: Sinfonia from La Clemenza di Tito
Maxim Sozontovich Berezovsky: Two arias from Demofoonte
Bortniansky: Overture and Air from Le Faucon
Giovanni Paisiello: Three Divertimenti
Christoph Willibald Gluck: Selections from Armide


Pacific Baroque Orchestra

Chloe Meyers, Christine Wikinson Beckman, Laura Andriani, Paul Luchkow, Jessy Dubé. Christi Meyers, Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith, Noémy Gagnon-Lafrenais & Sari Tsuji, violin; Mieka Michaux, Jacques-André Houle & Hélène Plouffe, viola; Kate Bennett Wadsworth & Nathan Whitaker, violoncello; Natalie Mackie, violone; Dominic Girard, double bass; Katrina Russell, bassoon; Matt Jennejohn & Curtis Foster, oboe; Soile Stratkauskas & Mika Putterman, flute; Mark Simons & Maryse Legault, clarinet; Pierre-Antoine Tremblay & Simon Poirier, horn; Alexander Weimann, harpsichord


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