International Tropical Baroque
Music Festival XIV

 

Jean Rondeau

Jean Rondeau: Harpsichord and Jazz

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Jean Rondeau has been playing the harpsichord since he was six years old. At 21 he won the prestigious first prize at the Bruges Competition followed by several others. He lives and works in Paris. The program will include works of Couperin, Scarlatti and Bach, followed by jazz improvisations in the second half.  Read More

Fuoco e Cenere

Fuoco e Cenere: Four Seasons

Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Festival favorites Fuoco e Cenere will offer a program of French and Italian baroque concertos, including the well-worn Four Season, but this time with the original poems read from the stage.  Read More

Venice Baroque Orchestra

Venice Baroque Orchestra: Venice Baroque Orchestra

Monday, March 2, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Founded in 1997, the Venice Baroque Orchestra is recognized as one of the premier ensembles devoted to period instrument performance. They will be joined by the mandoline virtuoso Avi Avital.  Read More

Stile Antico

Stile Antico: Stile Antico

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Stile Antico is an ensemble of young British singers, now established as one of the most original and exciting new voices in its field. Much in demand in concert, the group performs regularly throughout Europe and North America. Their recordings on the Harmonia Mundi label have enjoyed great success, winning awards including the Diapason d'Or de l'année and the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, and have twice attracted GRAMMY nominations. Their release Song of Songs won the 2009 Gramophone Award for Early Music and reached the top of the US Classical Chart. Working without a conductor, the members of Stile Antico rehearse and perform as chamber musicians, each contributing artistically to the musical result. Their performances have repeatedly been praised for their vitality and commitment, expressive lucidity and imaginative response to text. Stile Antico's repertoire ranges from the glorious legacy of the English Tudor composers to the works of the Flemish and Spanish schools and the music of the early Baroque. Their workshops and masterclasses are much in demand; they are regularly invited to lead courses at Dartington International Summer School and are currently Ensemble In Residence at the University of Buckingham.  Read More