- Early Music Vancouver
- Ebb and Flow
Ebb and Flow
Presented by Early Music Vancouver
Join Vancouver’s Poet Laureate, Fiona T. Lam, EMV’s Artists-in-Residence, and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra in a musical celebration of water featuring Handel’s Water Music , Telemann’s Hamburger Ebb’ und Fluth, and Alasdair MacLean’s The Silken Water is Weaving and Weaving. Originally intended for outdoor performance, Handel’s Water Music premiered on a barge on the river Thames, as an entertainment for King George I of Great Britain on July 17, 1717. The king was so delighted with the new work that he asked to hear it over and over. Telemann’s Hamburger Ebb’ und Fluth, celebrates the centennial anniversary of the Hamburg Admiralty in 1723. Alasdair MacLean is a Canadian composer living in Nova Scotia. The Silken Water is Weaving and Weaving, was inspired by a line from the poem Cape Breton by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1976).