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Baroque Unwrapped 2016

  • Music of the French Baroque

    24–26 Nov

    Music of the French Baroque

    with Rachel Podger, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Edward Higginbottom, Eamonn Dougan and more...
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  • Encountertenor

    13 Oct

    Encountertenor

    Artistic Associate Brodsky Quartet and David Hansen perform typical and atypical countertenor repertoire...
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  • Handel’s Acis & Galatea

    7 May

    Handel’s Acis & Galatea

    A tale of tragedy, eternal love and liberation. Harry Christophers and The Sixteen stay true to the opera's premiere performance in 1718...
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  • Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Bach & Couperin

    15 Dec

    Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Bach & Couperin

    Iranian harpsichord virtuoso Mahan Esfahani and Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital join forces...
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  • Bach Weekend 2016

    1–3 Apr

    Bach Weekend 2016

    Martin Feinstein’s acclaimed Bach Weekend this year travels from Cöthen to Leipzig...
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In Baroque Unwrapped, the eighth edition of our year-long series, we explore a period of seismic change and creativity in European music. A surge in travel led to a potent cross-fertilisation of musical styles, resulting in some of the greatest music ever written, the birth of opera, the rise of the virtuoso soloist, the apotheosis of court music, the first public concerts and the beginning of the symphony orchestra.

We put this fascinating period of high drama, extravagance and excess into context with concerts from the post-Renaissance period, right through Baroque masterpieces from Purcell, Rameau, Bach, Monteverdi and Vivaldi, to Bolivian greats and the works of female composers. As ever, we embrace composers who drew inspiration from our theme, from Mozart and Mendelssohn, to jazz improvisers, Metallica and Muse.

Enjoy over 50 concerts, talks and study days with a stellar line-up, featuring the Orchestra of Age of Enlightenment, Concerto Italiano, Avison and Feinstein Ensembles, Choir of King’s College, The Sixteen, Rachel Podger, Richard Tunnicliffe, Mahan Esfahani, David Hansen, Dame Emma Kirkby and many more.

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