Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Baroque Music Concert Series in Portimão

A series of concerts are being held in February, March and April 2008 at Portimão’s Council Town Hall.

The concerts provide an opportunity (free of charge) to hear a selection of baroque music played by different Ensembles, Quartets and Duos.

Lovely music with sounds from harpsichords, violins and clavichords!

Saturday 16th February, Ensemble D.João V

Saturday 1st March, Guitar and Flute Duo
(Nilton Esteves - guitar; Shaina K. Nazareth – Flute)

Saturday 15th March, Ensemble Vox Angelis
(Crucifixus recital; works by: Albinoni, Giovanni Gualberto Brunetti, Caccini)

Saturday 29th March, Ensemble Barroco de Sintra
(‘The splendor of Portuguese and Italian baroque music’. Works by: Pedro António Avondano, Carlos Seixas, Giovanni Battista Vitali, António Vivaldi & Arcangelo Corelli)

Saturday 5th April, Quartet Cordas Barlavento
(Works by: Johann Pachelbel, George Frideric Handel, Georg Philipp Telemann, Johann Sebastian Bach & F.A.Hoffmeister)

Note: all concerts start at 9.30PM and take place in Portimão’s Town Hall (Praça 1º de Maio; near the main tourist office and football stadium).

Flyer: Includes details of other concerts taking place nearby in Alvor and Mexilhoeira Grande.

Wikipedia on Baroque music
The term Baroque music is used to designate the style of music composed during a period that spans from 1600 to 1760.

J.S. Bach and G.F. Handel are often considered its culminating figures.
Some say the word baroque derives from the ancient Portuguese noun "barroco" which is a pearl that is not round but of unpredictable and elaborate shape!

Hence, in informal usage, the word baroque can simply mean that something is "elaborate", with many details, without reference to the Baroque styles of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

A compilation of baroque music for your pleasure!

Carlos Seixas - Harpsichord Concerto in A Major

Johann Pachelbel - Canon in D

Antonio Vivaldi - "La Primavera"

Arcangelo Corelli - Sonata in G, Op.2 No.12

George Frideric Handel - Water Music 1717 (Suite I) '

Ave Maria' by Caccini (sung by Sumi Jo)

Georg Philipp Telemann - Concerto for Transverse Flute

Crucifixus (Cantemus Mixed Choir)

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