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Early Music Festival: Antonio Soler
May 3, 2019 @ 8:00 pm MDT$42
Friday, May 3, 2019 – 8:00 PM
7:00 PM – Pre-Concert Talk by Marnie Giesbrecht & Joachim Segger
Arthur Newcombe Room (Free)
First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 Street, Edmonton
Featuring the Seis Conciertos de dos Organos Obligados Compuestos (Six Concertos for Two Keyboards) of Antonio Soler (1729-1783).
Music that is sunshine for the soul, and will brighten moods and lift spirits, the six double keyboard concertos by Padre Antonio Soler are some of the most sumptuous, irresistible music one can hear or imagine. The slow movements are tuneful and gorgeous, lyrical and contemplative. The faster movements are toe-tapping and quill-plucking dance-inspired music of the Catalonian late Baroque and early Classical styles. Often recorded on two like instruments, this Edmonton premiere performance of the Six Concertos will be performed on a calliope of colourful keyboard instruments: virginals, harpsichords and positive organs. Dueling keyboards may have originated with these concertos, and Duo Majoya will spar, cajole, harmonize and woo each other and the audience with this fascinating music.
Duo Majoya: Marnie Giesbrecht & Joachim Segger, harpsichord, virginal, positive Organ
Antonio Soler (1729-1783) – Seis Conciertos de dos Organos Obligados Compuestos (Six Concertos for Two Keyboards)