Workshops/Festivals 2017

Workshops/Festivals 2017: (UK) London Festival of Baroque Music 2017 -- Sneak Peek

Contributed by admin on Sep 13, 2016

From the latest London Festival of Baroque Music (LFBM) newsletter:

"... For a start, we’re very pleased to announce that we’ve again been able to lengthen the Festival by a further two days, so that it is now back to the same 9-day format as the old Lufthansa Festival. ... Secondly, we thought you would like to know something about our new Festival theme, which has been inspired by the 450th anniversary of the birth of Monteverdi on the one hand, and the 250th anniversary of the death of Telemann on the other. Since these events occurred at the opposite extremes of the Baroque period and both composers could be said to have had one creative foot outside the Baroque – back in the Renaissance period in Monteverdi’s case, forward into the Classical period in Telemann’s – we’ve decided to reflect this in our programming, and to entitle our theme Baroque at the Edge. ...

...  It’s too early to give you full details just yet, but we can tell you that Monteverdi will be represented by his magnificent and ever-popular Vespers of 1610, performed on Sunday 14 May by two superb ensembles who have wowed audiences at the Festival before: Belgian vocal ensemble Vox Luminis and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.

In addition to that, there will be ...

Visit the London Festival of Baroque Music website to read the full and exciting newsletter edition. Congrats to the LFBM organizers on acheiving their goal of re-establishing the 9-day festival format!