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Friday 18 May, 7.30pm
St. John's, Smith Square
Le Concert des Nations
viola da gamba & director
Le Bourgeois gentilhomme - suite
Concerto grosso in D major, Op.6 No.4
Concerto grosso No.12 in D minor, 'La Follia' *
Concerto grosso in G major, Op.6 No.1
Concerto No.9 in C major (after Domenico Scarlatti)
La musica notturna delle strade di Madrid
* This is a change to the previously published programme
One of the great stars of the early music world brings his own orchestra, a hand-picked line-up of leading players from many nations, for a concert which itself reflects the marvellous diversity and cross-fertilisations of European Baroque music. From Lully's dance music for Molière's Le Bourgeois gentilhomme to Biber's riotously inventive Battalia to concertos and suites from Italy, Britain and Spain, it promises a colourful start to our celebration of international harmony.
'Establishes a new gold standard for early music.'