Rezonance Presents: Encounter in Constantinople
2019-20 Season concert #3
Rezonance Baroque Ensemble will perform an unconventional historical program featuring both the music of the Ottoman Empire as well as European compositions influenced by eastern sounds. Works by Dimitrie Cantemir, HIF Biber, JJ Fux, and more.
St Barnabas on the Danforth Church
361 Danforth Ave
Sunday, April 19, 2PM (Doors will open at 1:45)
$25 / $15 students available at the door (cash only)
$20 in advance online
Children under 12: Free
Nicolas Royer-Artuso, oud
James Freeman, percussion
Rezan Onen-Lapointe and Kailey Richards, baroque violins
David Podgorski, harpsichord
Erika Nielsen, baroque cello
James Freeman was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. On his third birthday, he received his first drum set. At the age of 7, he began to study trumpet, and played both trumpet and drums in concerts, jazz, and marching bands. James continued his musical studies at Montreal's McGill University, completing both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Music. Since discovering a passion for Arabic music, he has studied with Dr. Ali Jihad Racy, Simon Shaheen, Bassam Bishara, Suleiman Warwar, and legendary Fairuz percussionist Michel Merhej. In addition to performing Arabic music with the Arabesque Dance Company Orchestra, he has performed with the New York Arabic Orchestra featuring Marcel Khalife.
Nicolas Royer-Artuso is an oud player, violinist, linguist, musicologist, and music teacher from Montreal. After studies in classical western music, jazz and electro-acoustic composition, he soon after devoted himself to maqam music, studying in Morocco, Tunisia, Syria, and Turkey. A key aspect of his musical work is the theoretical and practical use of heterophony. He has published 3 articles on the subject and has released one practical aspect (a CD) of it. He is a founding member of nü.kolektif, where he composes, co-directs, plays and acts in the theater-oriented political collective. In Istanbul, he is an active part of the city's traditional music and free improvisational scene. He is the organizer of Dogaçlafest, a festival devoted to improvised music.
St Barnabas on the Danforth Anglican Church (View)
361 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, ON M4K 1P1
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|