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The Italian Baroque

Bold & Brilliant

Benjamin Bayl is our guide to the glorious and uplifting compositions of the Italian Baroque.

City Recital Hall
Venue
City Recital Hall
**Booking fee of $8.95 may apply

The riches of the Venetian empire weren’t just silk and gold.

The Italian Baroque lavished crowds with some of the most glorious and uplifting compositions of the time – five of which you’ll experience tonight.

In Monteverdi’s intricate Sinfonia, we hear a breathtaking moment of majestic writing. Gabrieli’s Canzona effortlessly soars as it once did from the galleries of Venice’s San Marco, while Vivaldi and Corelli’s glittering concerti showcase their virtuosity in writing for strings. This ‘Italian style’ echoes through French composer Rebel’s audacious Les élémens. It’s a vivid, colourful and relentlessly inventive ride – a musical creation story unlike anything you’ve heard before. Conductor Benjamin Bayl, a specialist in Baroque music, is our guide.

PROGRAM

MONTEVERDI L’Orfeo: Sinfonia
GABRIELI
Canzona for Brass and Strings
VIVALDI Concerto for Four Violins
CORELLI
SConcerto Grosso No.4
JF REBEL Les élémens

ARTISTS

BENJAMIN BAYL conductor

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