Early Music Vancouver (EMV) has named Montreal-based baritone Jonathon Adams as its first-ever summer artist-in-residence.
Adams will join Early Music Vancouver to appear in three concerts during the Vancouver Bach Festival between July 26 to August 6. Adams, a two-spirited Cree-Métis artist, will also participate in a panel talk with other leading Indigenous musicians and scholars on Indigenous music’s inclusion in early music. He will also write a series of essays on diversity and inclusion for the EMV website.
“The music of Bach has long been close to my heart and I am thrilled to be performing his music, amongst other repertoire, with many of my close friends from across Canada during the Bach Festival,” Adams said. “As a Cree-Métis artist, I hope my time in residence will help build bridges between EMV and Vancouver’s Indigenous communities while widening horizons of possibility for the performance of historical musics.”
- Born in Edmonton
- Made his solo debut at the Bruges Concertgebouw and at Snape Maltings Concert Hall
- Collaborated with Philippe Herreweghe, Sigiswald Kuijken, and Vox Luminis
- Toured with Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir to China and Japan
- Fellow of the Netherland Bach Society (2020-2021)
- Sang at the famed Château de Versailles
- Featured soloist in Against the Grain Theatre/TSO’s ground-breaking MESSIAH / COMPLEX
The news marks the second major announcement for EMV after renowned soprano Suzie LeBlanc was named artistic and executive director this past January.
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