La Modestine "Music Restored"

  • Thursday, November 23, 2017
  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Silk Purse Arts Centre
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‘Music Restored’ - Music from 17th and 18th Century England
A program of music from the time of the Restoration, when music-making in England flourished & composers were given free reign to experiment. 
Performed on period instruments by
La Modestine; four renowned Westcoast musicians Marc Destrube & Linda Melstad - violin, Natalie Mackie - viola da gamba, & Michael Jarvis - harpsichord. 

The 17th century in England was a time of turbulence, with King Charles I being deposed & beheaded, Oliver Cromwell taking over as Lord Protector, & then eventually the restoration of the monarchy. By the 1660’s, under the benevolent rule of Charles II, music returned to court life, theatres flourished, & the first public concerts emerged, reflecting the influence of immigration from the Continent & the remarkable collaboration of poets, composers, painters, & architects.

La Modestine
presents an array of chamber music from this period, with selections from mid-17th through to mid-18th century; music composed at a time when England was the epicentre of music-making & publishing.

Sponsored by
North Shore Volunteers for Seniors

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