Celebrating its 26th season, the 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 to highlight a specific time, place and/or composer, featuring both accomplished and emerging artists. The three concerts presented this season are: November 4, 2017 – “Sweet for Bach,” a program conceived by Tafelmusik's principal cellist Christina Mahler, includes four cellists playing solo Bach suites and cello ensembles. January 20, 2018 – "Dvořák on the Low," with violinist Mark Fewer and bassist Joseph Phillips. March 10, 2018 – the return of violinist Scott St. John and guitarist Lucas Harris in a remounting of one of ACS's most talked-about concerts from five years ago, "A Portrait of Paganini.” Concerts take place on Saturdays at 7:30pm, at Eastminster United Church (310 Danforth Ave.).