When the great, now late Canadian composer John Burke heard Antonio Vivaldi’s fugue in e minor, from his Sinfonia in e minor for strings and continuo, he immediately knew it would be a perfect complement to Ensemble Vivant’s fugue project. I was thrilled when he presented this delightful fugue which he arranged and gifted to Ensemble Vivant. It was John who cleverly coined this sparkling piece iFUGUE which fittingly leads off our recording. Adrian Bent, drummer for Drake, Jay Z, Eminem, Stevie Wonder and many others, has collaborated with Ensemble Vivant’s core members for many performances, including this very special performance of iFUGUE which was captured LIVE at the Opera House on Queen St. East in Toronto.

Check out the special release of this single mastered  by Andy Walter at ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS (of Beatles fame) in London, England.

Catherine Wilson: Piano, Artistic Director
Corey Gemmel: Violin
Norman Hathaway: Viola
Tom Mueller: Cello
George Koller: Bass
Adrian Bent: Drums

Darryl Lahteenmaa: Producer
Aaron Van Domelen: Director of Photography
Claudio Vena: Audio Producer and Mixer
Luke Schindler: Audio Engineer, Revolution Recording
Dean McKey: Protools Operator
Bryan Valderrama: Lighting Director
George Koller: iFugue Logo Design
Record Label: Opening Day Entertainment

Filmed at the Opera House, Toronto, Ontario on Oct 27, 2021

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