Master Series 4 | Accademia de’Dissonanti, Elinor Frey

“In her hands (Elinor Frey), the possibilities of the Baroque cello are endless…”

— Electric Review

For 10 years, cellist Elinor Frey has been searching for the most beautiful Baroque cello music from Italy, the country where cello music first appeared. Her ensemble, Accademia de’ Dissonanti, performs various sonatas from the famous Venetian composer Antonio Vivaldi to the little-known music for the early cello by Giuseppe Clemente Dall’Abaco, Antonio Vandini, and Angelo Maria Fiorè, all cellists famous in their time, but now nearly forgotten. Elinor’s CD of Early Italian Cello Concertos, with Rosa Barocca conducted by Claude Lapalme, won a 2023 JUNO Award for Classical Album of the Year (Small Ensemble).

Sunday, March 3, 2024 – 7:00 PM
Monday, March 4, 2024 – 7:30 PM

Individual tickets will be available for sale after September 1, 2023.


A Cello in Italy!
Giuseppe Clemente Dall’Abaco: Cello Sonata in D Major, ABV 39
Vivaldi: Cello Sonata in B-flat Major, RV 46
Domenico Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata K. 208 in A Major and Sonata K. 492 in D Major
Antonio Vandini: Cello Sonata in C Major
Dall’Abaco: Cello Duo in A Minor, ABV 49
Angelo Maria Fiorè: Cello Sonata in G Major
Tartini: Sonata in G Minor, Op. 1, no. 10 “Didone abbandonata
Dall’Abaco: Cello Sonata IX in C Major, ABV 20


Elinor Frey, cello
Lucas Harris, theorbo
Julie Hereish, cello
Mélisande McNabney, harpsichord

Concert Co-Sponsor

John & Susan McWilliams 
Robin Terentiuk 

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Delage