The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment set to dazzle St George's Concert Hall this Friday 21st JunePosted on: 18 Jun 2019
It's time for a bit of seriously good musical Baroque 'n roll when a feast of Italian composers of the period forms the programme for the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's gig at St George's in Bristol on Friday 21st June 2019.
A regular on the stage of the venue and always giving electrifying performances, this well-established, highly revered orchestra will present a heady sonic blowout of Baroque's most exalted and influential composers. And with a line-up which includes Corelli, Manfredini, Geminiani and, of course, the crowning king of them all, Vivaldi, you know you're in for a cracking night of music.
The aural itinerary makes up a coterie of Vivaldi's contemporaries, all of whom were also Baroque violinist-composers and whose music is by turns ebullient, tender, beautiful and vivifying, resulting in a night of music making and celebration of several of the 17th and 18th century's most formidable and finest composers.
Making up the programme will be Corelli's Concerto Grosso in C minor, Manfredini's Concerto Grosso in G and Geminiani's Concerto in G minor, while Vivaldi will bookend the concert with his masterpiece The Four Seasons and Concerto for Lute in D.
Bringing the Baroque back to thrilling, witty, wonderful life, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment are on course for another crowd-pleasing concert performing some of the most impassioned and exhilarating music ever written.
The concert starts at 7.30pm. Ticket prices range from £5 to £35, and you can find out more and book yours here. St George's Bristol is located at Great George Street, Bristol, BS1 5RR - contact the team on 0845 40 24 001 for more info.
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