Il Giardino Armonico (Giovanni Antonini)

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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.

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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.

 

 

 

 

Concerts 2020:
16th of September 2020 – Bremen Music Festival (Dom zu Verden): Ludwig van Beethoven’s Mass in C major op. 86 and works by Joseph Haydn (Giulia Semenzato, soprano / Marie Henriette Reinhold, alto / Maximilian Schmitt, tenor / Fulvio Bettini, bass / Choir of the National Music Forum in Wroclaw / Giovanni Antonini, direction)
17th of September 2020 – Bremen Music Festival – (St. Florian Church, Sillenstede) – Serpent and Fire – Dido & Cleopatra: arias and instrumental music by Henry Purcell, Christoph Graupner, Antonio Sartorio, Matthew Locke, Daniele Castrovillari, Antonio Sartorio, Giuseppe Sammartini, Georg Frideric Handel, Johann Adolph Hasse, Dario Castello, Francesco Cavalli and Luigi Rossi (Anna Prohaska, soprano / Giovanni Antonini, recorder and direction)
26th of November 2020 – Bozar Festival (Henry Le Boeuf Hall) – Serpent and Fire – Dido & Cleopatra: arias and instrumental music by Henry Purcell, Christoph Graupner, Antonio Sartorio, Matthew Locke, Daniele Castrovillari, Antonio Sartorio, Giuseppe Sammartini, Georg Frideric Handel, Johann Adolph Hasse, Dario Castello, Francesco Cavalli and Luigi Rossi (Anna Prohaska, soprano / Giovanni Antonini, recorder and direction)

Biographies:
Il Giardino Armonico Biography
Giovanni Antonini Biography

Links:
Il Giardino Armonico Website
Il Giardino Armonico on Facebook