“A baroque orchestra? Yes. But more importantly - an orchestra in a baroque manner. That means an orchestra searching for more than just performing in a historically informed fashion the pieces that were written 300 years ago. That means an orchestra with a truly baroque approach to music making. That means an orchestra for which the score, the treatises and the instruments are merely a pretext for artistic experiments; for long journeys that lead to the unknown; for creating rather than re-creating!
AdS gives on average nearly one hundred concerts a year, performing in various settings and instrumental combinations. The orchestra has initiated as well as hosted five early music festivals in Poland: "Early Music - Persona Grata" (since 1998); "Music in Paradise" (2003-2009 in Paradyz); "Torun Haendel Festival" (2004-2006); "Three Baroques Festival" (2004-2007 in Wroclaw) and "Baroque Strings and Bows Festival" (2005-2009 in Poznan).
The CD's of AdS have been released by such renowned labels as Alpha, Channel Classics and BIS Records. They have received an international acclaim and won many prestigious awards: 2003 Gramophone Award for Best Baroque Instrumental recording (for Vivaldi's "La Stravaganza" with Rachel Podger), Diapason d'Or, Gramophone Editor's Choice, Choc du Monde de la Musique, Luister 10, 10 de Repertoire, Classics Today, Classic CD.
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