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    In the first of a pair of Proms Saturday Matinees dedicated to early music, Belgian Baroque ensemble B’Rock makes its Proms debut with a programme of 18th century Italian music.

    Orchestral pieces and solo motets by Vivaldi sit alongside music by Caldara – a famous castrato showpiece – and Geminiani, whose variations on the famous ‘La folia’ theme rival Scarlatti’s, Lully’s and Corelli’s for rhythmic urgency and virtuosity.

  • Programme

    Vivaldi
    Violin Concerto in C major, RV 177 – Allegro ma poco; Largo 8’

    Sinfonia al Santo Sepolcro, RV 169 4’

    Caldara
    La morte d’Abel – ‘Quel buon pastor son io’ 10’

    Geminiani
    Concerto grosso in D minor, Op. 5 No. 12 ‘La folia’ 12’

    Vivaldi
    Longe mala, umbrae, terrores, RV 629 15’

    Violin Concerto in D major, RV 208 ‘Grosso Mogul’ 13’

    In furore iustissimae irae, RV 626 12’

    Mary-Ellen Nesi mezzo-soprano

    B’Rock – Baroque Orchestra Ghent
    Dmitry Sinkovsky violin/counter-tenor/director

    There will be no interval