iL Giardino Armonico

Friday, 9. September 2011
Concert no. 13, Union Hall at 19:30

il Giardino Armonico
Giovanni Antonini - Music Director

Giovanni Sollima – violoncello

Luigi Boccherini:  String Quintet Op. 40, No. 2 in D Major, G 341 (1788)
Joseph Haydn: Concerto No. 2 in D Major, Hob. VIIb/2, for cello and orchestra (1783)
Pietro Locatelli: Concerto grosso E flat Major, Op. 7 No. 6 'Il Pianto di Arianna'
Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 63 in C Major 'La Roxelane' (1777)

In 1985, a group of young musicians set their hearts on playing baroque music. With their undisputable talents and true dedication they quickly established the reputation of being one of Europe's most prominent interpreters of the 17th and 18th century music. Today they are regular guests at the most important European festivals (Rheingau Festival, Internationale Musikfestwochen in Luzern, Festival de Musique de Montreux-Vevey, etc.) and concert halls (Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall, Musikverein, Tonhalle, etc.) performing with acclaimed soloists such as Cecilia Bartoli, Katia and Marielle Labèque, Christoph Prégardien, Viktoria Mullova and many more. Using original period instruments The Giardino Armonico enthrals the audiences and the critics with their pure, dazzling sound of the past, bringing the spirit of baroque right back to life!