Thursday, January 22, 2009

Introducing Arion Baroque Orchestra

Our next concert of the International Series on February 6th will feature the Canadian ensemble Arion led by cellist Jaap ter Linden with countertenor Matthew White.

There is obviously no need to present Jaap ter Linden to the San Diego audience, and more information about Matthew White can be found on our website (and probably on this blog later), but oddly enough Arion's reputation does not seem to have reached us yet.
It is actually rather surprising as Arion has been in existence for quite some time now (founded in 1981!) and has a very extensive and acclaimed discography (which can be found at http://www.early-music.com/artistes.asp?id=Arion).

But the best introduction comes probably from flutist Claire Guimond, one of its founding member and current Artistic Director, in this video. Claire Guimond will be one of the soloists on February 6.

video

This concert is also the second part of our two-concert series Vivaldi 2009 with the La Jolla Music Society, and we encourage you to also attend the first concert on January 24th, featuring the Venice Baroque Orchestra (for more details refer to http://www.ljms.org/).

And of course do not forget our next concert of the Museum series on Sunday Jan 25th at 2pm with harpsichordist Takae Ohnishi, who should be by now well known to SDEMS members after her superb performance at the SDEMS house concert last May.

Laurent Planchon