Per Sonatori is back!

Step back in time to hear a different today

Tara Semple, Artistic Director, Per Sonatori | Photo: Daniel Paquet

Welcome back! We are excited and ready to be performing together again. One of the greatest joys of making music is playing with others. Covid has presented us with some huge challenges and yet we prevailed. We are looking forward to being back at Knox-Metropolitan church and seeing you in our audience once again. It has been an interesting past few years and there have been many trials as well as many gifts. One gift of the COVID cocoon was having the space for much creativity and personal growth. We had to be creative to find new ways of being a musician when all that we had known collapsed.

Last year, we partnered with Concerts in Care to bring video programming to seniors while they were locked down. This partnership was a beautiful way to connect with the seniors and continue to provide quality music for them to enjoy. This series was a wonderful way for our musicians to continue to perform without our usual audience and concert series being in place. We now would like to share with you some of the highlights of this programming.

Our upcoming online educational series, Best Bytes of Baroque, as well as our online festival, Festival Portatif, will be available on our website as well as our Facebook page. Best Bytes of Baroque is an online series with an up close connection with members of Per Sonatori. The musicians invite you to learn more about what it is to play historical music. They will offer you the inner workings of all things Baroque through short videos that are educational and will help to improve your understanding and enjoyment of music from this amazing time period.

We also have two concerts coming in the new year that we are excited for you to experience! In the King’s Bedchambers explores the intimate musical pieces that one might hear in those secluded royal places that only a select few get to inhabit. And Darkness into Light will explode with joy, as we celebrate with a full choir and string orchestra!

We are looking forward to seeing you once again in our beautiful concert space. We have grown used to performing concerts to an empty hall as we recorded our music, waiting patiently for the day that we could return the stage. There is a magical connection that happens with performers and their audience and we cannot wait to connect with you once again!

See you soon!
Tara Semple
Artistic Director, Per Sonatori

upcoming concerts

Festival Portatif | Nov. 22-28, 2021

Enjoy a week of intimate baroque inspirations from the comfort of your very own home.

Darkness to Light | Apr. 2, 2022

A celebration of musicians finding their way back to their audiences after a period of darkness.

In the King's Bedchambers | June 5, 2022

A reimagining of life back in the baroque period as a King.