For $30, today's side deal gets you two tickets to the see the Pacific Baroque Orchestra's winter performance of English classics, Cold Genius (up to a $66 value). Choose from two dates and locations.
- Saturday, December 18 at 2:30 p.m. at West Vancouver United Church
- Sunday, December 19 at 8:00 p.m. at Milton and Wei Fong Experimental Theatre at SFU Woodward’s
Assembled into one icicle-melting evening, the lively counterpoint of English Baroque composers comes alive on the modern stage for two performances praising winter’s bounty. Performed by Pacific Baroque Orchestra’s exuberant eleven-piece string ensemble, this diverse program gifts chilled hearts the warming fruits of selections from Henry Purcell’s famed semi-operas King Arthur and The Fairy-Queen, the divinity of a Lemaire cantata and medieval selections featuring a bass soloist. Just before you begin fully accepting the chilly season as your ally, Christopher Simpson’s fantasias on the frosty months and excerpts of Joseph Haydn's "Die Jahreszeiten" (The Seasons) will wax on winter’s glory one last time, warming the rest of your icy months in a way “Jingle Bells” never could.
- The seven players, led by violinist and conductor Marc Destrubé, delicately phrased the music, shaping melodic lines with graceful ease and perfect balance, interacting with one another flawlessly. – Jessica Werb, Straight