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Friday September 23 @ 8 pm
$20 @ BAG or XOCO

SUDDEN BEAUTY - Extraordinary music from 17th century Germany and England.
This concert presents exquisite instrumental music from 17th century Germany and England, with its characteristic virtuosity and ravishing, audacious harmonies.

LA MODESTINE (Marc Destrubé and Linda Melsted, violins; Natalie Mackie, viola da gamba; Michael Jarvis, harpsichord) is an exciting new chamber music ensemble formed by four fine west coast musicians with a love of playing music of the 17th and 18th centuries together. The members bring a wealth of international experience to playing this enchanting repertoire on period instruments.

(The BFF is a community event organized by the the Brackendale Farmers Institute.
It is not a BAG event) More info below.

22nd annual 2016 Brackendale Fall Fair! Sat. Sept. 10 from 10 to 5!

September 2016 @ the BAG
plus Brackendale Fall Fair (not a BAG event)

Friday September 23 @ 8 pm
$20 @ BAG or XOCO


Marc Destrubé enjoys a diverse international career on historical and modern violins, performing as soloist, chamber musician, concertmaster or director/conductor. He is co-concertmaster of the Orchestra of the 18th Century (Amsterdam), first violinist of the Axelrod String Quartet (Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC) and of the Vancouver quartet Microcosmos, and is a regular guest director and soloist with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, the Australian Haydn Ensemble and Lyra Baroque Orchestra. In Vancouver he has been director of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, concertmaster of the CBC Radio Orchestra and first violinist with the Purcell String Quartet. He performs regularly for Early Music Vancouver, is Artistic Director of the Pacific Baroque Festival (Victoria), a member of the Turning Point Ensemble, and concertmaster of the Oregon Bach Festival Baroque Orchestra. His recording of Haydn violin concertos (ATMA) has been critically acclaimed, and he has commissioned and premiered numerous works by Canadian composers. A highly-respected teacher, he has been a visiting artist at the Paris, Utrecht and Moscow Conservatories, the Banff Centre, University of Indiana, Case Western University, UVic, UBC and VCC. He is on the faculty of the Berwick Academy at the Oregon Bach Festival and course co-director of the Twin Cities Baroque Instrumental Programme.

Linda Melsted has won the hearts of audiences across North America, Europe, and Japan. Currently concertmaster of Seattle Baroque Orchestra, she has appeared as soloist, member, and leader of many outstanding ensembles, including Tafelmusik, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Pacific MusicWorks, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, and Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Linda is the featured soloist in Tafelmusik’s documentary “Le Mozart Noir”, and has recorded for Sony, ATMA, Classique, and Harmonia Mundi.Linda’s true love is chamber music. She has performed with many ensembles in chamber music series from Toronto to Seattle including Early Music Vancouver, Gallery Concerts, Northwest Showcase, Camerata Musica, Folia, Discovery Island Music Festival, La Primavera, and Toronto Music Garden. She is co-founder of the chamber ensemble sound|counterpoint ( as well as the Cosi Quartet, a classical oboe quartet, and the Salish Sea Players, a group dedicated to bringing early music to retirement and nursing facilities in the greater Seattle area ( ). Linda is also a cat lover and shares her home with three cute kitties-Gus, Gerome, and Kalli. Linda performs on a Nicolo Amati violin.

Natalie Mackie studied cello at the Conservatoire de Musique (Québec), followed by a degree from the School of Music, University of British Columbia. While at UBC, she began studying viola da gamba as well, and later pursued further studies at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague. Natalie has played with many ensembles in Canada and the U.S., including New World Consort, Les Coucous Bénévoles, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Seattle and Portland Baroque Orchestras, Les Voix Humaines, Les Voix Baroques, Tempo Rubato, Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, Victoria Baroque Players, Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra, and others. She has toured throughout Canada, the U.S. and Europe, playing in cities such as New York, Boston, San Francisco, at London’s Wigmore Hall, Paris, Cologne, Strasbourg, Utrecht and Bologna, among others, and has recorded for Radio France, German Radio, BBC, CBC, and NPR, as well as the Canadian label Atma Classique. She plays violone, viola da gamba, and occasionally baroque cello, in Pacific Baroque Orchestra, and the Bach Cantata Project players, and frequently appears in Early Music Vancouver’s summer Festival. Natalie also has a passionate and abiding interest in new music and performs newly commissioned works both as a soloist and with the ensembles of which she is a member.

Michael Jarvis has been called one of Canada's finest harpsichordists, fortepianists and continuo players, and is in demand as a collaborative artist. He may be heard on Marquis, Hungaroton, ATMA, and Naxos CDs, as well as London Records, and has broadcast nationally for the CBC and in the US on NPR. Michael hosted three specials on Bravo-TV: "A Baroque Christmas", "A Baroque Easter” and co-hosted the 13-part series on 19th-century domestic music, "Come into the Parlour". He conducted in Toronto the premiere of the 12-tone opera “Cassandra” by Vancouver composer Ian McAndrew to rave reviews in Opera Canada. His performing editions of 17th/18th century choral and organ music have been published by GIA, Chicago. He has taught harpsichord at the University of Toronto, Wilfred Laurier in Waterloo, and Havergal College, Toronto, and fortepiano at UBC. Recently he has worked with violinist Paul Luchkow in an exploration of the Classical/Romantic sonata repertoire. Their recording of Hummel Sonatas (a Western Canada Music Award nominee, on a fortepiano from 1800) for fortepiano and violin/viola is available on Marquis Classics. His forthcoming CD on the Marquis label, the complete sonatas for harpsichord and violin (on mythological themes), op.25 by Michel Corrette, is currently in post-production. Michael lives in Victoria, BC.


Extraordinary music from 17th century Germany and England

Sonata #2 in Bb major, from Hortus Musicus
Johann Adam Reincken (1643-1722)  2 violins, viola da gamba, & continuo

Sonata #2 in a minor Bux 272, for violin and viola da gamba
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Toccata (to be decided) for harpsichord solo
Johann Adam Reincken (1643-1722)

Sonata #4 in F+ Z.793, Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
(from 12 Sonatas in 3 parts) 2 violins, viola da gamba, organ

Sonata a 2 violini soli, Johann Vierdanck (1605-1646)

Sonata #3 in a minor Z. 804, Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
(from Sonatas of 4 parts)

The pieces we are playing for you represent some of the most glorious music written for instrumental ensemble from the baroque period. We chose this music for its imaginative and sophisticated compositional technique and for its sumptuous and often breathtaking harmonies.

Johann Adam Reincken (1643-1722)
Reincken was a Dutch-German organist and composer and a friend of Buxtehude, another composer on our programme. Reincken was regarded as one of the best organists in Germany, and though not many of his works survive, we are most fortunate to have access to some of his extant music for this instrumental combination.

Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
Buxtehude was also an organist/composer, born in Helsingbørg, at that time part of Denmark, and now part of Sweden. He worked as an organist in his town of birth and then at Helsingør.  From 1668 he became organist-composer at the Marienkirche in Lübeck, where he organized a widely popular series of evening concerts, known as Abendmusik, which lasted until 1810. The lion’s share of his musical output was vocal and organ music, and his influence was widespread, including the deep impression he made on J.S. Bach.

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Considered one of the greatest English composers, Purcell began his musical life as a boy chorister, later becoming an assistant to the organ-builder and keeper of wind instruments to the King. As a young man he wrote songs and anthems for the Chapel Royal, later devoting himself to composing sacred music and music for the theatre. He simultaneously held two jobs, one at Westminster Abbey, as well as organist at the Chapel Royal.

Johann Vierdanck (1615-1646)
Johann Vierdanck was born near Dresden and was a fine violinist, cornettist and composer, in addition to holding the post of organist in Stralsund, Germany from 1635 until his death.

(The BFF is a community event organized by the the Brackendale Farmers Institute. It is not a BAG event)
22nd Annual 2016 BRACKENDALE FALL FAIR! Sat. Sept. 10 from 10 to 5!

Join the excitement! Bring the whole family! (But not the dog, please!) Walk or come by bicycle! Make a day of it!

Get your entries ready for fame and glory! Preserves, baking, crafts, fruits & veggies.
NEW THIS YEAR AT THE ZUCCHINI RACES: You must bring your own zucchini(s), decorated, with wheels and ready to race. There will be recognition for clever decorations and engineering but the zucchini must be whole with a maximum 6" wide to go on the track.

Come and enjoy food, live music, farm animals, hay rides and fun and games including face-painting, mini-golf and the ever popular zucchini races plus over 50 vendors with crafts and other specialty items.

Nurture those veggies and finish those craft projects. Make your jams and pickles and bake up a storm. Enter your produce and crafts for $$$ and glory. Entry Forms, Rules and Category Lists will be available at Brackendale General Store in Brackendale and All Keys and Locks, 1361 Winnipeg St. in Squamish in August.

Entry forms are $1 for Adults and free for Teens (13-17), Juniors (9-12), and Children (8 and under). Tags will be different colours; please do not substitute tags. The Rules and Category List is also available at Note that entries must be delivered to the Fairgrounds by 6:45 pm of the Friday before the fair.

The Fall Fair also needs your help! To volunteer with Set-up, please call Thor at 604 898 3333 or Glenne 604 898 4873. To help with Clerking or Judging or other Exhibit Tent duties, call Madi at 604 898 3390. Vendors please call Glenne at 604 898 4873.

The Fall Fair is in the Brackendale Farmers Institute Park. The entrance is on Government Rd. between Brackendale Art Gallery and Brackendale Elementary School. Plan your day to avoid Gran Fondo road closures. Maps and information are available at:

See you at the Fair!


Sun. Sept. 3, 7:30 – 10:00 pm
Acoustic Jam @ the BAG
Rita Kyle: 604 898 1340

Tues. Sept. 27, 7:30 By donation.
Overcomers: An Evening of Worship Music
with Mario & Anne Iacavone

You may have heard that the Brackendale Art Gallery is for sale. Alas, it is true.
Thor is 83 with all that entails. It is time.
We are however very open to ideas and options we may not yet have heard or considered.
In the mean time it is business as usual!

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