VIAF 2014

French Baroque Music by Musica Poetica London this evening

The third concert in the Baroque series of five concerts will see an eclectic performance by the Musica Poetica London this evening at the Aula Mgr G. Farrugia, same venue we used for the first concert by the Hortensia Virtuosa Ensemble a couple of days ago.

The sophisticated ensemble will perform a concert entitled Rameau and his Contemporaries. Works will include pieces by Jean-Baptiste-Féry Rebel, Marin Marais and, naturally, Jean-Philippe Rameau. Last year’s concert by the same ensemble was a huge success and, once again, they will be performing on the Baroque violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord.

Musica Poetica London has been praised for its “constantly upbeat brilliance and dynamism” [], and is quickly gaining a reputation for energetic and communicative interpretations of repertoire from Monteverdi to Mozart, performed on period instruments. Originally formed as a quartet at the Royal Academy of Music in 2010, the ensemble has presented concerts in settings ranging from Cadogan Hall to Upstairs at the Gatehouse, and appeared at the Brighton Early Music Festival under the 2012-13 Early Music Live! scheme. They have enjoyed master classes and coaching sessions with Rachel Podger, James Johnstone, Pavlo Beznosiuk and Laurence Cummings. Musica Poetica London currently performs as a Trio, and in this incarnation focuses on French Baroque repertoire and the music of seventeenth-century Germany, exploring works from the stylus phantasticus for violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord. Individually, the members of the ensemble have played with groups such as the European Union Baroque Orchestra, Charivari Agréable and the English Baroque Soloists, and have worked under directors including Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Christophe Rousset, Riccardo Minasi and Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

Concert starts at 8pm. Hope to see you there!