Academy of Ancient Music - Nature's Voice and Verse

2013-06-23 20:00 - 22:00

Academy of Ancient Music - Nature's Voice and Verse

When: 23 Jun 2013 Sun 20:00
Where: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall

Academy of Ancient Music

Academy of Ancient Music


Experience the beauty, elegance and perfection of nature, as portrayed in music. Nature's Voice and Verse interweaves Vivaldi's legendary Four Seasons with arias by Purcell and Handel, exploring the wonders of the natural world.


Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music
Performers: Pavlo Beznosiuk, Elin Manahan Thomas


Vivaldi: Concerto No. 1, 'Spring'; Concerto No. 2, 'Summer'; Concerto No. 3, 'Autumn'; Concerto No. 4, 'Winter'
Purcell: Thus the Ever Grateful Spring, See, See My Many Colour'd Fields, Dance for the Followers of Night, See, Even Night Herself is Here, Dance of the Haymakers, Now the Night is Chas'd Away (Arias from The Fairy Queen)
Handel: Like Clouds, Stormy Winds Them Impelling (Aria from The Triumph of Time and Truth); Finché d'un Zeffiro Soave (Aria from Ezio); Da Tempesta (Aria from Giulio Cesare)

Academy of Ancient Music
The Academy of Ancient Music is renowned for thrilling audiences with its fresh, engaging performances of baroque and classical music. Playing on original instruments and inspired by original sound worlds, the Academy of Ancient Music's music making takes on the spirit of exploration, innovation and free-thinking which Bach, Handel and Haydn would have known.

Founded in 1973 by Christopher Hogwood, the Academy of Ancient Music was at the cutting-edge of a revolution that swept across the musical world. Over the past four decades the Orchestra has performed live on every continent except Antarctica, and reached millions with its acclaimed array of over 300 CDs: Brit- and Grammy Award winning recordings of Handel operas, pioneering accounts of the Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven symphonies, and revelatory discs which championed forgotten music.

Harpsichordist Richard Egarr, who succeeded Hogwood as Music Director in 2006, continues to keep the trailblazing spirit alive. His hundreds of concerts with the Academy of Ancient Music include the first-ever performances in China of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, and his recordings with the Orchestra have won Edison, Gramophone and MIDEM Awards. The Choir of the Academy of Ancient Music, which was founded by Egarr in 2007, was recently crowned 'Choir of the Year' at the Classical Elites Beijing.


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