Appassionati di Musica Barocca

was a truly unique international project. The name of the concert reflected the organizer's enthusiasm for the unforgettable sounds of baroque music and the distinctive ambiance that accompanies it. After the famous “Three Tenors” and their Dutch counterpart “Three Baritons”, we felt it was time for the Baroque music world to step up and to reach a larger audience ranging from baroque music enthusiasts to  frequent concertgoers and the public in general.

The concert had a great success. The audience was enthusiastic and grateful to the  artists.

Following intensive research and creative work undertaken since 2008 we  presented a concept that was certainly different from other baroque concerts and ensured a high quality performance bringing interest to all sort of stakeholders. The uniqueness of the concert consisted in the combination of excellent premises, world class artists and very special program.

Countertenor trios are very rare in the baroque music and haven’t been performed widely. We wished to be one of the first to highlight this concept to the public.

This was the first time three internationally renowned American countertenors Brian Asawa, Derek Lee Ragin and Robert Crowe cooperated in one concert in the prestigious Concertgebouw.

Concerto d’Amsterdam is one of the best baroque orchestras in the Netherlands playing authentic baroque instruments. The total of 15 musicians  offered the excellent accompaniment to the singers, playing a program filled by masterpieces of Händel, Purcell,Vivaldi, Porpora  and Graun.

The conductor was Elizabeth Wallfisch, the world famous British-Australian virtuoso violinist, conductor, the guest-director of the world best period instrument orchestras and the leading interpreter of music on the baroque and classical violins.

The harpsichord part was played by David Jansen from the renowned Dutch artistic Jansen family, and is a player of the monumental Ruprecht organ’s in the Tuindorpkerk in Utrecht.

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