In partnership with Perspective Festival, the Regina Musical Club presents:

Tim Janz, eight-keyed wooden (Irish) flute and Ralph Maier, classical guitar

June 2, 2024, 3:00pm

Westminster United Church

Tickets only available at the door
Adult $38.00
Senior $32.00
UofR Student and U18 Free

Tim Janz, eight-keyed wooden (Irish) flute, and Ralph Maier, classical guitar, perform music that resonates with the warmth of the wood that brings sound to life. Whether the classical and romantic salon music of Italy, France or Germany (not to mention a little Spanish flair to add to the potpourri), or the traditional music of Scotland or Ireland, Duo Silva creates an atmosphere of pleasant indulgence. Music shared between an intimate group of friends has long been a mainstay of human interaction. Enjoy a tune, a story, a smile and perhaps a tear. Music, the food of life, plays on.

Ralph Maier completed his Ph.D at University of Calgary specializing in sixteenth-century Spanish music for vihuela. He is active as a soloist and chamber musician on classical guitar and a variety of plucked period instruments. He recently recorded, engineered and produced Variations, in which he performs on vihuela, baroque guitar, romantic guitar, classical guitar and electric guitars. Ralph is also a contributing author to The Cambridge Companion to the Rolling Stones (2019). He is currently on faculty at the Mount Royal University Conservatory of Music where he conducts private lessons and ensemble classes, and at the University of Calgary where he heads the classical guitar studio and teaches classes in music history and popular music studies.

Tim Janz completed a B.Mus in flute performance and then went on to do a M.Mus in music composition. While experienced in modern flute performances such as contemporary music theatre at the Banff Centre, as well as performing in orchestral settings, Tim has lately been intrigued by pre-Boehm wooden flutes. He performs on onekeyed baroque flute with Justin Luchinsky in the Chamber Muse ensemble, recently presenting Bach’s Brandenburg No.5. In his performances with Ralph Maier, he performs on an eight-keyed flute that is a copy of the late 18th century German maker, August Grenser. While not as powerful as the modern flute, it has many rich colours and timbres that can only be produced on a wooden instrument.