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Event 09: Musica Antiqua Roma

Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York
Sunday 7 July 7:00pm

Adults £25.00 | Concessions £20.00 | Students £5.00

Please note that row A is the back row and row K is the front row.

Directed by
Riccardo Minasi

Riccardo Minasi, Zefira Valova violins
Lea Rahel Bader cello
Simone Vallerotonda theorbo
Maxim Emelyanychev harpsichord, cornett

Approaching Corelli

Arcangelo Corelli is one of the great figures in Rome's musical history, seen in his time as 'Orpheus of our age' and the composer of exemplary instrumental chamber works which offered undisputed archetypes of classical elegance, refinement and formal clarity. Yet these models, which played a major part in defining the musical
language of the 18th century, did not spring from nowhere; in this concert Riccardo Minasi and his ensemble examine the vibrant milieu which formed the background to Corelli's achievements,performing works by some of his brilliant but less well-known Roman predecessors and contemporaries.

"this is top-league stuff." Gramophone