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Saturday 21 May, 4.30pm
St John's, Smith Square

Retrospect Ensemble
Matthew Halls


harpsichord, organ & director

Polish Discoveries

Retrospect Ensemble
Matthew Halls

Sacred music from 17th-century Poland

A Lufthansa Festival debut for the recently formed but already highly acclaimed UK group, who bring a fascinating programme of little-known sacred works for voices and instruments from the golden age of Polish music. Alongside ornate vocal music by Mikołaj Zieleński - the foremost Polish composer of the early Baroque - works rich in diversity of style and colour by Adam Jarzębski, Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki and Damian Stachowicz offer a unique opportunity to sample the delights of the Polish Baroque.

'A spellbinding concert...[Matthew Halls] inspired lithe performances from the vocal and instrumental ensembles.'
Evening Standard

Tickets
£15, £12, £9, £6
 Buy a ticket for both concerts on 21 May and receive a voucher for a free glass of wine
Booking

 

This concert will be recorded for broadcast in The Early Music Show at a future date.

 

www.retrospectensemble.com 

 


Saturday 21 May, 7.30pm
St John's, Smith Square

Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca

From Brescia to Venice

Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca

Vivaldi and the birth of the concerto

One of Italy's most exciting Baroque orchestras rounds this year's Festival off with joyous music from early 18th-century Venice, where concertos for solo instruments first made their mark. Concertos by the ever-inspirational Vivaldi - one for cello and a pair of double and triple concertos from his famous L'estro armonico set - are put alongside fascinating but rarely heard works by Northern Italian forerunners and contemporaries Tomaso Albinoni, Carlo Antonio Marino and the brothers Giulio and Luigi Taglietti.

'The Sonatori do not show off, they speak quite simply, but with a language of perfect rhetoric.'
Goldberg

 

Tickets £30, £24, £18, £12
 Buy a ticket for both concerts on 21 May and receive a voucher for a free glass of wine
Friends drinks.
Booking