VCHPRESENTS: BAROQUE FESTIVAL

Published on 30 January 2020

VCHPRESENTS: BAROQUE FESTIVAL (GENIUS OF ROME, ORPHEUS OF ROME)

This April, we're celebrating a golden age of music: the Baroque era. Leader of the famous Academy of Ancient Music, Bojan Cicic, directs this year's Baroque Festival, which takes place 11 & 12 April. Across two concerts he and musicians of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra will perform works by familiar names like Vivaldi and Corelli alongside works by composers whose music deserves more attention, such as Locatelli and Colista.

Antonio Vivaldi lived from 1678-1741 and has become one of the most famous composers of all time, thanks to works like The Four Seasons and his Gloria in D. He was nicknamed 'the red priest' because of his flaming red hair.

Although his music is now rarely performed, Lelio Colista (1629-1680) was one of the most important musicians of his time, even working in the papal chapel. One contemporary described him as 'vere Romanae urbis Orpheus', or 'truly, the Orpheus of the city of Rome'.

Known for his intelligent and virtuosic playing on both the violin and viola d'amore, Bojan Cicic specialises in repertoire ranging from the late 16th century to the violin concertos of Mendelssohn and Beethoven.

He has recently appeared as a soloist with the Kioi Hall Chamber Orchestra Tokyo, Instruments of Time and Truth, the Budapest Festival Orchestra and appears regularly as a leader and director with the European Union Baroque Orchestra. Bojan has featured as leader on numerous recordings with ensemble Florilegium, La Nuova Musica and the Arcangelo Consort. His recording of J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins with Rachel Podger was recently named the best available recording of the work by BBC Music Magazine.

In 2016 Bojan was appointed Professor of Baroque Violin at the Royal College of Music, and is passionate about training the next generation of instrumentalists in historically-informed playing styles. In April 2018 he was appointed the leader of the Academy of Ancient Music.

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VCHpresents: Baroque Festival – Genius of Rome #

Date & time

11 April 2020 (Saturday), 7.30pm

Open rehearsal: 10am, Victoria Concert Hall | Free admission

VENUE #

Victoria Concert Hall

PERFORMERS #

Bojan Cicic, violin/conductor
Musicians of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra

PROGRAMME #

LEONI Sonata XI-XV del terzo tono from Sonate di violino a voce sola, Book 1, Op. 3
STRADELLA Trio Sonata in D minor
COLISTA Sonata à 3 in B-flat, W-K28
HANDEL Sonata a 5 for violin and strings in B-flat major, HWV 288
VALENTINI Concerto Grosso Op. 7 No. 7 in G major
MONTANARI Concerto Grosso in A major, Op. 1, No. 8
DALL'ABACO Concerti à più istrumenti in D major, Op. 6 No. 12
MUFFAT Concerto Grosso No. 12 in G major "Propitia Sydera"

VCHpresents: Baroque Festival – Orpheus of Rome #

Date & time

12 April 2020 (Sunday), 4pm (please note earlier start time)

VENUE #

Victoria Concert Hall

PERFORMERS #

Bojan Cicic, violin/conductor
Musicians of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra

PROGRAMME #

CORELLI Trio Sonata in D major, Op. 3 No. 2
CORELLI Sinfonia to Santa Beatrice d'Este in D minor, WoO 1
VALENTINI Concerti Grossi for Four Violins in A minor, Op. 7 No. 11
LOCATELLI Concerto Grosso in C minor, Op. 1 No. 11
VIVALDI Violin Concerto in B-flat major, RV 366 "Il Carbonelli"
CORELLI Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 6 No. 4

TICKET PRICES* #

$30, $20*

Concession discounts

Students, Senior Citizens, NSF and PWDs: $15
Two-concert bundle: 15% off

*before booking fees: $1 for tickets $20 and below, $3 for tickets $20.01 to $40, $4 for tickets above $40.

Tickets are available from: the website ticketing.sso.org.sg, SISTIC hotline: 6348 5555 and SISTIC counters island-wide