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April 7, 7:30 – Resurgo Place, Moncton
April 8, 2 PM Saint John Arts Centre
April 20, 7:30 pm – St Francis Xavier Church, Sussex

Sonja, David and Chris from Saint John String Quartet are joining up with Tim Blackmore for a concert of early music flute quartets.

In this situation they have to play in a different manner. This is not because the music is “early”; SNB has recently performed Telemann and Haydn with Tim on harpsichord and “A Baroque Banquet” with guest Maestra Tania Miller; but because they are having to adapt to the recorder, which is a relatively soft sound, and to Tim’s leadership. Tim is dedicated to Early music and is very passionate about the small graces, arpeggios and trills that are the baroque architecture of this music.

There is a variety of composers showing off different styles and usage of the instruments. In the day of their composition, the instrumentation was flexible: the viola could be replaced by a horn or the violin by a second flute. This particular instrumentation was chosen by the group to achieve, what they feel will be the perfect balance of sounds. This concert is a collaboration between the Early Music Studio and Symphony New Brunswick.