Freiburger Barockorchester

The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra looks back on a success story lasting almost thirty years and is a popular guest at the most important concert halls and opera houses. A glance at the ensemble’s concert calendar shows a diverse repertoire played at a variety of venues, ranging from the Baroque to the musical present and from Freiburg to the Far East.

The Freiburgers’ artistic credo, however, remains unchanged: the creative curiosity of each of them, with the intention of playing a composition in as lively and as expressive a manner as possible.

© Marco Borggreve
© Marco Borggreve

 

Under the artistic directorship of Gottfried von der Goltz and Kristian Bezuidenhout, and under the baton of selected conductors, the FBO presents it-self with about one hundred performances per year in a variety of formations from chamber to opera orchestra: a self-administrated ensemble with its own subscription concerts at Freiburg’s Concert Hall, Stuttgart’s Liederhalle, and Berlin’s Philharmonie and with tours all over the world.

The FBO continuously collaborates with important artists such as Christian Gerhaher, Isabelle Faust, René Jacobs, Pablo Heras-Casado, Andreas Staier and Kristian Bezuidenhout and has a close alliance with the label harmonia mundi. The artistic success of this musical partnership is expressed in numerous CD productions and the receipt of prominent awards.

In 2018/19, among others, it performed French arias with Sandrine Piau, Christmas cantatas by A. Scarlatti with the Freiburg Baroque Consort and Dorothee Mields, Rameau’s opera Hippolyte et Aricie at the Berlin State Opera under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle and Mozart’s Don Giovanni as part of an Asian tour René Jacobs. In addition, the FBO was a guest at London’s Wigmore Hall, the Wiener Musikverein, the Bachfest Leipzig, the Mozartfest Würzburg (together with Julian Prégardien) and perform The Marriage of Figaro in Granada.

In the 2019/20 season, the FBO presents manifold and top-class concert programs. Next to Handel’s Messiah, conducted by Trevor Pinnock, it will not only perform virtuoso cantatas with Regula Mühlemann, but also Beethoven’s piano concertos in Hong Kong, Melbourne and Seoul, as well as Bach’s St. Matthew Passion  together with the Belgian vocal ensemble in Bruges, Madrid and Cuenca. Finally, the orchestra will be guesting at the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, the Stuttgart Music Festival and the Kassel Music Festival.

Andreas Richter Cultural Consulting represents the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra in Asia, Great Britain, Germany and neighboring countries on request.

Concerts 2019:
11th of December 2019 Barbican Hall (London): George Frideric Handel: Messiah!  HWV 56 (Katherine Watson, soprano / Claudia Huckle, alto / James Way, tenor / Ashley Riches, bass / Anne-Katharina Schreiber, concertmaster / Trevor Pinnock, cembalo and conduction / Zürcher Sing-Akademie)

12th of December 2019 Kultur-Casino (Bern): George Frideric Handel: Messiah!  HWV 56 (Katherine Watson, soprano / Claudia Huckle, alto / James Way, tenor / Ashley Riches, bass / Anne-Katharina Schreiber, concertmaster / Trevor Pinnock, cembalo and conduction / Zürcher Sing-Akademie)
13th of December 2019 Victoria Hall (Genf): George Frideric Handel: Messiah!  HWV 56 (Katherine Watson, soprano / Claudia Huckle, alto / James Way, tenor / Ashley Riches, bass / Anne-Katharina Schreiber, concertmaster / Trevor Pinnock, cembalo and conduction / Zürcher Sing-Akademie)

Biography:
FBO Biography 2019

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