Canisius Presents Concert By Il Giardino D'Amore Baroque Orchestra

BUFFALO, NY − Canisius College presents a performance by Il Giardino d’Amore on Friday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.

Founded in 2011 by violinist Stefan Plewniak, the European Baroque orchestra is an interesting mix of young musicians from Poland, Italy, Spain and France. The orchestra consists of Marzena Matyaszek, violin; Enrique Gomez, violin; Cabrera Fernandez, violin; Katarzyna Kalinowska, violin, viola; Monika Boroni, violin; Wojciech Witek, viola; Katarzyna Cichoń, cello; Maria Guzowska, lute, guitar; and Marco Vitale, harpsichord. Il Giardino d’Amore will be joined by award-winning vocalists David Biwo, bass, baritone; and Natalie Kawalek, soprano. The performance, which comes on the heels of their participation in the Early Music Celebration in New York City, will feature music from Italian, French, English and Polish baroque masters.

Il Giardino d’Amore has performed at prestigious festivals such as Bach Festival Vienna, Utrecht Oude Musik Festival and Tartini Festival. The orchestra has played in concerts across the country including in Poland, Slovenia, Austria and the Netherlands. Il Giardino d’Amore recorded two CDs this summer, Musica del sol and Songs of love/Canzone amorose/Chansons d’amour that will be released this winter.

The event is co-sponsored by The Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius College and the Fine Arts Department. Additional assistance for the event has been provided by the Chopin Singing Society, Polish Singers Alliance of America District IX and Drs. Peter and Teresa Gessner.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $7 for non-Canisius students and free for Canisius students with ID. For more information, contact Mary Lou Wyrobek at (716) 888-5970 or via email at

Canisius is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation and the premier private university in Western New York.