ENSEMBLE MIRABILIA (AP)
Approximate running time: 2 hours
100 Jackson Ave.
Saltspring Island BC V8K 2V8
The Luce e Ombra project, “Light and Shadow,” brings together extracts from opera, a cantata, and instrumental pieces by the famous Venetian composer Antonio Vivaldi. These exceptionally beautiful works are a little in his image, all in contrasts: chiaroscuro, sadness-gaiety, exuberant despair-joy, all sprinkled with characteristic oddities which pleasantly spice up his writing.
Founded by soprano Myriam Leblanc and flautist Grégoire Jeay, the Mirabilia Ensemble promotes mainly baroque music played on period instruments, but also explores music from older times or a more contemporary arrangement. Mirabilia gave itself a sufficiently broad horizon allowing it to select and perform a repertoire that reaches music lovers of all backgrounds and all ages while remaining in the great sphere of the classical.
Myriam Leblanc -- soprano | Grégoire Jeay - flute | Antoine Malette-Chénier -- baroque harp | Mélisande Corriveau -- baroque cello
Thank you to Michael Pidgeon for sponsoring this performance.
Photo Credit: Mandie Guerard