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Baroque Music Beside the Grange

Coming up at Baroque Music beside the Grange!

¡Fandango, Sonata, Bolero!

Luisa Morales, harpsichord
Alison Melville, flute
Cristóbal Salvador, dancer

Saturday November 15, 2014 | 8 pm
Bloor Street United Church, Toronto
(300 Bloor St. W., at Huron St.)

A program of Spanish music and dance from the 18th and early 19th centuries, illustrating the intermingling of 'popular' and 'classical' music as well as the impact of traditional forms in Spanish art. Fandangos, boleros, zapateados, tonadillas and other folk-influenced pieces by Ledesma, Rodriguez de Ledesma, Blas de Laserna, Moretti and Sor and others complement duo, obbligato and solo sonatas by the Spaniard Juan Ledesma, Scarlatti and Boccherini who spent most of their working lives in Spain, and Mozart, whose music was as much a hit in Madrid as in every other European artistic centre.

Alison joins Spanish colleagues harpsichordist Luisa Morales and Cristóbal Salvador, a specialist in Spanish historical dance, for this program of richly varied, intimate and appealing yet seldom performed repertoire. This program was first presented in Garrucha, Spain in October of 2012, at the 13th International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music, and supported by the Audience and Market Development Office of the Canada Council.

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The participation of Luisa Morales and Cristóbal Salvador is made possible in part by the Programme for the Internationalisation of Spanish Culture (PICE), under the Mobility Section of the Sociedad Estatal Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), which, through its financial awards, facilitates the presence and collaboration of Spanish artists, professionals or creators in the international activities and programmes of benchmark public or private foreign cultural organizations and institutions.

Programme for the Internationalisation of Spanish Culture (PICE) - Mobility Section of teh Sociedad Estatal Accion Cultural Espanola (AC/E)

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Founded by musicians and Artistic Directors Alison Melville and Colin Savage, Baroque Music beside the Grange presented an eclectic series of chamber music concerts, mostly but not exclusively on period instruments, from 1984 to the spring of 2006 at Toronto’s historic Church of St. George the Martyr.

Since 2006 BMBG has presented occasional concerts featuring local and guest musicians, dancers and speakers, independently or in collaboration with other organizations including the Toronto Early Music Centre, Royal Ontario Museum and others.

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‘Always immensely enjoyable.’ Montage

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