Early Music Vancouver (EMV) has announced its 53rd Concert Season, set to begin on September 24 just weeks after its summer Bach Festival. Presented in various venues across Vancouver (downtown and west side), North Vancouver and West Vancouver, EMV’s 2022/23 season includes a lineup of 15 concerts featuring acclaimed artists from across the globe. The season consists of multiple concert series: the Cathedral, Masterworks, Passport, and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra Series.
Vivaldi’s The Other Seasons opens the concert program on Sept 30, 2022, directed by Petra Samhaber-Eckhardt and featuring Juno award-winning soprano Hélène Brunet, Austria’s Ensemble Castor, and Rodolfo Richter on violin. Other season highlights include: Raise, Raise, the Voice, a concert featuring countertenor Reginald Mobley, performing with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra on February 3; the BBC’s London-based ‘New Generation Artists’ Consone Quartet performing string quartets by Mozart, Haydn and Mendelssohn on Feb 17; and Bach, Brahms & Scarlatti, featuring acclaimed pianist Angela Hewitt on March 12.
“Through these diverse musical explorations, the richness of our shared human experience will be revealed and celebrated,” EMV’s Artistic and Executive Director, soprano Suzie LeBlanc said in a statement.
History lovers will enjoy The Odyssey of Kryštof Harant on Dec 1 – the production transports audiences to the 17th century Levant and features the Czech Republic’s Ensemble Cappella Mariana along with Constantinople and narrator Bill Richardson. Festive Cantatas: J.S. Bach Magnificat kicks off the festive season on Dec 17-18, with two performances featuring an all-star ensemble including the Pacific Baroque Orchestra directed by Alexander Weimann, along with sopranos Hélène Brunet and Arwen Myers, mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó, tenor Jacques-Olivier Chartier and bass Sumner Thompson.
EMV’s 2022/23 season runs Sept 24 to May 26, 2023 – details on the full season line-up and ticket pricing can be found here. Single tickets will be available for purchase August 8, right after the Bach Festival.
Angela Bell is Opera Canada’s Digital Media Specialist. She has held digital and PR roles with various businesses including the Walt Disney Company, Sullivan Entertainment and Toronto International Film Festival.