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Concert: DREAMING JUPITER Vittorio Ghielmi, guest director & viola da gamba



Concert: DREAMING JUPITER Vittorio Ghielmi, guest director & viola da gamba

Tafelmusik & The Istituto Italiano di Cultura present:


Vittorio Ghielmi, guest director & viola da gamba

Thursday, February 6 | 8pm

Friday, February 7 | 8pm

Saturday, February 8 | 8pm

Sunday, February 9 | 3:30pm

Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre


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A musical conversation between viola da gamba and orchestra, featuring the colours and rhythms of the French baroque.

The sensuous sounds of the French baroque are brought to life in this concert curated, conceived, and directed by Vittorio Ghielmi, a virtuoso on the viola da gamba.

Conceived as a dramatic dialogue shifting from solo gamba (the more intimate, subtle cousin of our modern violin and cello) to full orchestra, the concert features orchestral dance suites by Lully and Rameau in musical conversation with solo gamba music, as well as a brand new piece written by Vittorio Ghielmi himself. Dreaming Jupiter will immerse you in a magical sound world, full of changing colours and textures, anchored by the sonorous sound of the gamba itself.

What's interesting about this concert:

Tafelmusik's first concert guest directed by a viola da gamba soloist, showcasing the unique and beautiful sound of this famed baroque instrument. A program representing that France’s refined response to the extravagance of the Italian baroque, featuring the music of Marais, Forqueray, Rameau, and Lully. The title of the concert comes from a combination of pieces featured in the show—La Reveuse (”The Dreamer”) by Marais, and Jupiter, by Forqueray.


Rebel Le Cahos [Chaos], from Les Élémens Forqueray Le Carillon de Passy [The bell of Passy]*Rameau Bruit de tonnerre [Thunder], from Hippolyte et Aricie Forqueray La Girouette [The Weather Vane]*Lully Canarie, from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Marais La Biscayenne*Marais Airs pour les Matelots [Sailors], from Alcyone Marais Sarabande la Desolée [The Disconsolate]*Rameau Air tendre pour les Muses, from Le Temple de la Gloire Rameau Contredanse en Rondeau, from Les Boréades Marais La Rêveuse [The Dreamer]*Marais Tempête [Storm], from Alcyone


Rameau Entrée de Polymnie [The entrance of Polyhymnia], from Les Boréades Marais Le Badinage*Rameau Les Sauvages, from Les Indes Galantes Rameau Le Ramage d'oiseaux [Bird song], from Le Temple de la Gloire M. Marais L'Arabesque*Rameau Air tendre, from Les Fêtes d'Hébé Forqueray La Portugaise*Forqueray/Ghielmi Jupiter – World premiere

*for solo viola da gamba and continuo

Concert run time: approximately 2 hours, including a 20-minute intermission.

Watch and listen to a couple of samples of what you will hear in this concert:

Vittorio Ghielmi e Luca Pianca - Il Giardino Armonico

Vittorio Ghielmi e Luca Pianca - FORQUERAY La Girouette 



Date: Da Thursday, February 06, 2020 a Sunday, February 09, 2020

Organized by : Tafelmusik

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : With fee


Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre 427 Bloor Street West Toronto, ON M5S 1X7 (one block west of the Spadina subway station)