The festival schedule is as follows:
September 28th, 7pm: Duncan / Duncan United Church, 246 Ingram Street, Duncan
September 30th, 7pm: Salt Spring Island / All Saints by-the-Sea Anglican Church, Salt Spring Island
October 1st, 7pm: Pender Island / Pender Islands Community Hall, 4418 Bedwell Harbour Rd., Pender Island
October 2nd, 7pm: Mayne Island / Agricultural Hall, 430 Fernhill Rd., Mayne Island
This fall the Salt Spring Baroque Music Society www.saltspringbaroque.com presents the ART ISLE Concert Series. This series will bring concerts of Baroque Music to audiences of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, and will feature world-renowned musicians from Italy, Marco Vitale and Romeo Ciuffa alongside local artists from Victoria and the Gulf Islands.
Performers are Marco Vitale (Italy) on harpsichord, Romeo Ciuffa (Italy) on flutes, Paul Luchkow (BC) on violin, and Kerry Graham (BC) on bassoon. For the Mayne Island concert they will be joined by Carolyn Hatch (BC) and Anne Duranceau (BC). All musicians will be performing on period instruments. Marco Vitale and Romeo Ciuffa have stellar musical careers, performing, directing, recording, and teaching internationally. Marco performs regularly with Jordi Savall’s ensembles Le Concert des Nations & Hespèrion XXI. Romeo is a sought-after baroque flute and recorder player, and a recording artist specializing in Seventeenth and Eighteenth century European music. Full bios of all the performers can be found on the Salt Spring Baroque Music Society’s website.
These concerts of live 17th and 18th century Baroque music are not to be missed!
Tickets are $25 in advance and are available at www.saltspringbaroque.com/artisle. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. The concert begins at 7:00. Ticket sales will be limited to 50% capacity of the hall; audience members will be asked to provide proof of full vaccination, and asked to wear masks. Hand sanitizer will be available, and steps will be taken to enhance ventilation as much as possible. Any additional Covid-19 protocols recommended by the Provincial Health Office at the time of the concert will be adhered to. If the concert is cancelled due to Covid-19, tickets will be fully refunded.