Scaramella presents one-of-a-kind period instrument chamber music concerts, bringing together accomplished and artful musicians from Canada and abroad. The roster changes from concert to concert, enabling a wide range of musical styles and periods and the exploration of lesser-known, but sumptuous music, that evokes bygone cultures, traditions and eras. The result is fresh and vivacious performance that is accessible and appealing. Children 14 and under are welcomed and admitted free of charge.
Scaramella’s 12th season, 2016-2017, offers three beguiling and scintillating programs that bring together musicians from different walks of life. Among the most–recorded and best-known baroque violinists of her generation, Ingrid Matthews comes to Toronto from Seattle for a program that highlights one of her greatest passions – music of the stylus phantasticus – including works by Biber and Schmelzer, and others of their 17th century German contemporaries. Our second program introduces two phenomenal artists from Montreal – harpsichordist Katelyn Clark and recorder player/composer Terri Hron – in music by 18th century French composer, François Couperin le grand, that has been chosen to illuminate and provide context for several modern Canadian works for period instruments. We round out the season with a singular early romantic program of Schubert and Rossini and Hummel with an ensemble that centres around Toronto’s own “brilliant and dynamic” Andrea Botticelli at the fortepiano, backed by a roster of extremely accomplished University of Toronto historical performance majors. It’s a season of eclectic and exhilarating music – we very much hope you’ll join us!