Water and the Elements – opening concert

Georg Friedrich Händel - Dances and airs from Water Music    
Antonio Vivaldi - La tempesta del mare RV 253, violin concerto
Antonio Vivaldi - Il gardellino RV 90, recorder concerto
Antonio Vivaldi - La pastorella RV 95,
concerto for recorder, oboe, violin, cello and strings
Georg Philipp Telemann - Wassermusik (Hamburger Ebb’ und Flut)

The Musica Nexus Festival Ensemble opens this year’s festival with a colourful programme. The musicians perform baroque pieces that were inspired by water and the other elements. Vivaldi spent the greatest part of his life in Venice. He used his impressions of a fierce storm on the Mediterranean for his violin concerto La tempesta del mare. Rosanne Philippens performs the solo part. ‘With the magical colours from her Bergonzi-violin she dazzles her audience (de Volkskrant).’ Erik Bosgraaf, praised for his ‘breath-taking virtuosity (Opus Klassiek)’, will perform Vivaldi’s Il Gardellino on recorder.

Handel moved from Germany to London. Almost overnight he became a celebrity due to the spectacular success of his operas. In 1717 he composed one of his most beloved masterpieces: Water Music, originally written on the occasion of a boat excursion on the Thames. An impressive orchestra with fifty musicians performed Handel’s suites on a royal barge.

Eight years later, in 1725,  Georg Philipp Telemann followed in Handel’s footsteps. He composed his Wassermusik for the city of Hamburg, where his piece was premiered on the Elbe. The music is brilliant and virtuosic and gives all the instrumentalists the opportunity to shine.

Musica Nexus Festival Ensemble
Eva Stegeman > violin and musical leader | Rosanne Philippens > violin
Erik Bosgraaf > solo recorder | Patrick Ayrton > harpsichord
Quirine van Hoek > violin | Ivan Iliev > viola
Roberto Alonso Alvares > cello | Ying Lai Green > double bass
Dina Grossman > recorder | Anja van der Maten > oboe | Marije Slot > oboe

Normal € 30,– | Uitpas € 27,50 | Students/ooievaarspas € 15,– | Till 27  € 11,–

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