West End Christian Reformed Church | 10015 149 St. Edmonton, AB
Adult: $50 | Under 30: $25 [+ applicable service fees]
TIX on the Square: 9930 102 Ave. Sir Winston Churchill Square Edmonton, AB
Mon.-Fri: 10 AM to 5 PM Sat: 11 AM to 4 PM
Tickets will also be sold at the door.
A string trio with four instruments? A harpsichord hiding behind the cello? The Valencia Baryton Project has dedicated itself to the performance of music written for an ancient and little-known instrument, the baryton. A cross between the viol da gamba and lirone, with 10 resonating and plucked strings down the back of the instrument, the baryton gives the traditional string trio an entirely new dimension.
The Valencia Baryton Project was formed by colleagues from the opera of the Palau de les Arts and the Orchestre Nationale Montpellier with the vision of performing the nearly 160 works written by Franz Joseph Haydn as well as compositions by other composers, both modern and classical. At the heart of the ensemble is the traditional formation in trio – baryton, viola, and violoncello – for which Haydn wrote 123 works of outstanding beauty during his time as the court composer for the Prince Esterhazy of Austria.