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Saturday 18 May, 4.30pm
St John's Smith Square

Le Jardin Secret
Elizabeth Dobbin
Georgia Browne
Tuomo Suni
Romina Lischka
Sofie Vanden Eynde

Anthony Romaniuk*

*Please note that this is a change to the published brochure


soprano
flute
violin
viola da gamba
theorbo
harpsichord

Buy a ticket for both concerts on 18 May and get a free glass of wine

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 Listen to Le Jardin Secret performing Charpentier's Tristes déserts from their CD Musique pour Mazarin (credit: Coro COR 16060) (3m 18s):

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Fête champêtre

Le Jardin Secret

Prizewinners at the 2007 York International Early Music Young Artists Competition, vocal and instrumental ensemble Le Jardin Secret makes its Festival debut with a programme reflecting a crucial time in the development of French vocal expression.  In arias and cantatas by Lully, Charpentier, Rameau, Mouret and Camapra, as well as instrumtnal works by De Visée and Marais, they find and elegance, refinement, yearning and languor to reflect the sweet breath of nature.

'Le Jardin Secret have a very bright future indeed ... the performances are superb.'
The Telegraph

Tickets £15 (unreserved)
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Listen to Le Jardin Secret perform 'Sans frayeur dans ce bois' by Charpentier


Saturday 18 May, 7.30pm
St John's Smith Square

Carolyn Sampson
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

Anne Katharina Schreiber*

*Please note this is a change to the published brochure

soprano

violin & director

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Baroque on the High Seas

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Carolyn Sampson

Vivaldi
Vivaldi

Handel
Handel
Handel
Telemann

Vivaldi

Aria 'Siam navi all'onde' (L'Olimpiade)
Concerto in F major 'Il Proteo o sia Il mondo al
rovescio', RV 572
Aria 'Finchè un zeffiro soave' (Ezio)
Aria 'Io son quella navicella' (Imeneo)
Aria 'Scherza in mar la navicella' (Lotario)
Suite in C major 'Hamburger Ebb' und Fluth'
('Water Music')
Motet 'Sum in medio tempestatum'

The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, one of the world's finest period ensembles and old friends of the Festival, are joined by the UK's favourite Baroque soprano in a bracing encounter with the 18th-century ocean in all its facets, from opera arias by Handel and Vivaldi comparing the vicissitudes of love to the ups and downs of the rolling seas, to a typically witty celebration by Telemann of the Hamburg Port Authority. Bring waterproofs!

'An unmitigated joy.'
Gramophone

Tickets £40, £30, £20, £15
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Also on this day:

11.30am Festival Tour - Kensington Palace & Gardens Find out more