The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
In 1986, a group of British historical musicians founded an orchestra, but refrained from hiring a principal music director: they would take charge of running the ensemble themselves. Of course, somebody has to lead the music, and three violinists take responsibility for this - taking turns with each other. And some people say that there is no room for democracy in an orchestra!
Although the orchestra (true to its name) officially considers the music of the second half of the 18th century to be its core repertoire, it does not necessarily treat this as an iron-clad rule. At Müpa Budapest's Early Music Festival, for example, they will play several instrumental pieces of remarkable beauty by Bach, the master who embodies the Baroque period.
The concert will be preceded, at 6 pm, by an introductory presentation by Dr. Salamon Kamp entitled Prelude in the Auditorium, which will be open to anyone holding a ticket for the performance.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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violinMargaret Faultless (Orchestra leader), Huw Daniel, Rodolfo Richter