Erato Ensemble’s concert “The Perils of Pierrot” takes chamber music in a new direction. Previously unassociated songs are woven together into a story about an intrepid cat who bravely escapes captivity and fearlessly embarks on a hero’s journey. Along the way, Pierrot encounters taunting birds, hot jazz, a mournful nightingale, a dying swan and more. The original book is written by Gina Leola Woolsey, and features the poetry of Ronald Wallace, e.e. cummings, Dennis Nurkse, Langston Hughes, Pierre de Ronsard, Olive Fraser, and Sara Teasdale, set to music by Sondra Clark, Morton Feldman, Whitney George, Valerie Coleman, Albert Roussel, Julian Philips, Elaine Fine, Arthur Honegger, and William George. The book is narrated in spectacular fashion by our resident Scottish lass, Julie Begg. This is an event that can be enjoyed by all ages and promises something for everyone. Join us via EventBrite.

Erato Ensemble is voice and instrument combined.

Since 2006, we have been performing and commissioning new works and presenting concerts that range from beautiful to challenging, humorous to thought-provoking. 

We are doing our best to continue to reach you – our audience – during these tough times. To see some of our previous productions, check out the review in Opera Canada of our 2017 production of The Four Note Opera and watch some of our videos on YouTube. Want to support our future projects? Make a tax-deductable donation to the Erato Ensemble today!