Workshops/Festivals 2012

Workshops/Festivals 2012: (HR) VARAŽDIN Baroque Evenings (21 sep - 2 oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 18, 2012

“Based on the rich baroque tradition and music of Varaždin, the festival of Varaždin Baroque Evenings was founded in 1968, holding its first festival event in 1971. Since 1986, the European Council of Culture based in Strasbourg has assumed patronage of the festival. Since the year 1992 the Festival has come under the patronage of the President of Croatia. The Varaždin Baroque Evenings have since that date been organised by the newly founded Concert Office of the Varaždin Town Council. …

The programme of “Baroque Evenings” is focused on research of both European and Croatian baroque music with a clear emphasis on the music genre of Varaždin. As a vibrant festival, it represents a combination of the visual arts, literature and gastronomical baroque treasures, taking place at the time of the yearly grape harvesting in this wine-rich area. …”


21 sep 2012  Cathedral, 8:00 p.m.
Bach Consort Wien
Vienna Boys' Choir

Programme: G.B.Pergolesi, F.Durante, G.Muffat

22 sep 2012 Knights' Hall, Trakošćan Castle, 11:00 a.m.
Concert accompanied by baroque coffee
Ensemble LE JARDIN SECRET, England
Programme: ''Auf Wiener Art'' /Music from the Viennese Court/
F.Cavalli, Leopold I.A.Sartorio, J.H.Schmelzer, J.J.Fux

Cathedral, 7:00 p.m.
Concert celebrating the 15th anniversary of establishing the Diocese of Varaždin
Choir Domkantorei Graz
Choir Chorus Angelicus
Ensemble Musica Coeli, Graz
J.Doeller, conductor

Programme: G.F.Handel

23 sep 2012  Baroque Hall of the Old Town Varaždin, 11:00 a.m.
Concert accompanied by baroque coffee
''Croatian musical heritage'' – T.Cecchino: “Amorosi concetti“ - Promotion of the collection
of madrigals on the occasion of celebrating the 400th anniversary of its first printed version

Ursuline Church, 8:00 p.m.
Ensemble ARS ANTIQUA,   Austria
Gunar Letzbor, artistic leadership

Programme: Antonio Pandolfi Mealli

24 sep 2012  Franciscan Church, 8:00 p.m.
Ivana Lazar, soprano
Krešimir Lazar, artistic leadership

Programme: G.Muffat, A.Vivaldi, A.Scarlatti, N.Jomelli

25 sep 2012  Cathedral, 7:00 p.m.
Andrzej Bialko, organ
Programme: D.Buxtehude, J.S.Bach, J.Podbielski

Old Town Varaždin, Chapel of the family Erdödy, 9:00 p.m.
Concert by candle light
Darko Karajić, lute
Programme: J.S.Bach, S.L.Weiss, R. de Visée, J.H.Kapsberger, A.Piccinini, G.Z.Romano

26 sep 2012  Ursuline Church, 7:00 p.m.
Ensemble TRIAGONALE, Austria
Michael Paumgarten, artistic leadership

Programme: Solomon's ''Song of Songs''
G.P.da Palestrina, G.Dufay, Cl.Monteverdi, A.Grandi, I.Posch, O.di Lasso, H.Schutz, J.Desprez

27 sep 2012  St. Nicholas' Church, 8:00 p.m.
Laura Vadjon, baroque violin
A.Butterfield, artistic leadership

Programme: ''Handel at home''

28 sep 2012  Great Concert Hall of the CNT in Varaždin, 8:00 p.m.
Ensemble UNICORN, Austria
Michael Posch, artistic leadership

Programme: ''Highlights of Austrian Minnesang'' /Songs and lyrics from the Court from the 12th to 14th c./

29 sep 2012  Trakošćan Castle, Knights' Hall, 11:00 a.m.
Concert accompanied by baroque coffee
Ensemble NAYA, Israel
Yaniv d'Or, countertenor, artistic leadership

Programme: G.F.Handel, R. de Visée, A.Grandi, traditional Jewish songs

Vinski Vrh, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. (the surroundings of Varaždin)
Baroque concert accompanied by traditional grape harvesting
Laura Vadjon, artistic leadership

Programme: “Wine and baroque music”

Cathedral, 7:00 p.m.
Wolfgang Kostner, conductor and artistic leadership
Programme: J.S.Bach Cantatas

30 sep 2012 Cathedral, 5:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving Mass
On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the Diocese of Varaždin and the end of the 42nd Varaždin Baroque Evenings
Choir of the Varaždin Cathedral Chorus Angelicus
Anđelko Igrec, choirmaster

Auditorium of the CNT in Varaždin, 7:00 p.m.
Baroque Comic Opera
Orchestra and solists of LE TENDRE AMOUR, Spain
Antonio de Literes: ''Los Elementos''

1 oct 2012 Franciscan Church, 8:00 p.m.
''Croatian musical heritage''
Mixed Choir of the Varaždin Music School
Festival orchestra
Hrvoje Jugović, fortepiano
Dada Ruža, conductor
Programme: J.K.Vaňhal

2 oct 2012 Town Hall, 6:00 p.m.
Festival Awards ceremony
(free admission)

Cathedral. 7:00 p.m.
Concert of the awarded pupils of the Varaždin Music School for the performing of
works of Baroque masters, accompanied by the Varaždin Chamber Orchestra

Visit the  VARAŽDIN Baroque Evenings website for more information of the festival and of other events put on throughout the coming year.