Il Giardino Armonico (Giovanni Antonini)
Il Giardino Armonico, founded in 1985 and conducted by Giovanni Antonini, has long established itself as one of the world’s leading period instrument ensembles, bringing together musicians from some of the most important music institutions in Europe. The repertoire of the ensemble focuses mainly on works of the 17th and 18th centuries. Depending on the requirements of the program, the ensemble consists of three to 30 instrumentalists.
Il Giardino Armonico is regularly invited to festivals all over the world, performing in the most important concert halls, and received the highest acclaim for both their concerts and their staged opera productions, like Monteverdi’s Orfeo, Händel’s Agrippina, Il Trionfo del Tempo del Disinganno and La Resurrezione, Vivaldi’s Ottone in Villa, as well as Handel’s opera Giulio Cesare in Egitto at the Salzburger Festspiele and Pfingstfestival in 2012.
In November 2014 the first CD of the complete symphonies of J. Haydn titled La Passione was released, followed by the second one Il Filosofo in May 2015 (for the label Alpha-Outhere) – all within a twenty-year project Haydn2032.
The most recent projects include the recording of Haydn’s The Creation in collaboration with the Bavarian Radio Chorus, published by Alpha Classic in October 2020.
23 October 2020 – Theater und Philharmonie Essen: Works by A. Vivaldi and P. A. Locatelli (Isabelle Faust, Giovanni Antonini)
24 + 25 October 2020 – Neumarkter Reitstadel: Works by A. Vivaldi and P. A. Locatelli (Isabelle Faust, Giovanni Antonini)
26 November 2020 – Bozar Festival (Henry Le Boeuf Hall) – Serpent and Fire – Dido & Cleopatra: Arias and instrumental music by H. Purcell, C. Graupner, A. Sartorio, M. Locke, G. F. Friedrich Händel, J. A. Hasse and others (Anna Prohaska, Giovanni Antonini) – cancelled due to Covid-19
30 November 2020 – Konzerthaus Berlin: – Serpent and Fire – Dido & Cleopatra: Arias and instrumental music by H. Purcell, C. Graupner, A. Sartorio, M. Locke, G. F. Händel, J. A. Hasse and others (Anna Prohaska, Giovanni Antonini) – cancelled due to Covid-19