Spent time with our Baroque coach: Kathleen Kajioka last week! Kathleen is AMAZING!!! And a favourite of ours! Preparing for our upcoming performance of Vivaldi’s Concerto for 2 Trumpets with the Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra on Sunday, February 11th. Our friend, Denis Mastromonaco conducts!
Many thanks to Kathleen, who, among too many other things (!) is a super well-versed Baroque music expert. Kathleen can be heard on 96.3 – A Little Night Music (we listen!) and is a vital member of the wonderful, early-music chamber treat called: Ensemble Masques. Masques consists of 5 members: Sophie Gent & Tuomo Suni on violin; Kathleen Kajioka, viola; Mélisande Corriveau, cello; Benoît Vanden Bemden, double bass; and Olivier Fortin, harpsichord. The high-energy, extraordinarily-talented chamber group performs around the world and has numerous recordings worth getting your hands on. Their recent performance in Toronto this past November was a veritable feast for the senses! A program of all Telemann never left us anywhere but on the edge of our seats: exciting, dynamic, playful at moments, and always supremely skilled and virtuosic! Don’t miss them when they next play in Toronto. We will keep you posted! And we will be there. : D