Celebrating its 28th season, Academy Concert Series offers innovative and intimate chamber music concerts on period instruments. The three-concert series brings to audiences the musical riches and spirit of improvisation of the 17th and 18th centuries, and the passion and sonorous colour palate of the 19th and early 20th centuries, all with historical performance practices. The programs are thematic and deliberately crafted.
October 5: “Family Has Your Bach” explores the transition from the High Baroque in Leipzig with Telemann and J.S. Bach, to the Rococo style emerging in Sanssouci, with the music of Bach’s sons, including Telemann’s godson C.P.E. Bach. Alison Melville takes the journey from the alto and bass recorder to the transverse flute in this enticing family odyssey through the mid-18th century. January 18: “Tooting Mozart’s Horn, Naturally!” The Hunt is on for Mozart and Hoffmeister, played on natural horn. March 28: “Goin’ Fishing! ACS Casts Its Line.” Schubert’s Trout, Ka Nin Chan’s Salmon and the sublime Vaughan Williams quintet. This is a concert that serves it up raw!
Concerts on Saturdays at 7:30pm, Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Avenue. Pay What You Decide.