Sunday 6th November, 20h · Assumption Church · Tickets: 10 – 15 €

VESPRES D’ARNADÍ

Vespres d’Arnadí is a baroque ensemble created in 2005 under the direction of Dani Espasa and Pere Saragossa. The aim of the group is to offer versions of full emotion, freshness and spontaneity using historical sources. Their name stems from the concerts in the eighteenth century that were usually offered in the evenings (VESPRES in Catalan language) as a “dessert” for the distinguished dinners in the homes of nobles and bourgeois families. Pumpkin, sugar and almonds are the ingredients of ARNADÍ, one of the oldest desserts in the Valencian Country. Among their performances, they include music festivals of Prague, Halle, Madeira, Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Madrid, Seviile, Peralada and Barcelone. They have three recorded albums under the label MUSIEPOCA, that have received excellent reviews and won several awards.

Vespres d’Arnadí gets helps from the Department of Culture of the Government of Catalonia as one of the higher quality early music groups with a high profile. For this concert, the group has received support from the Institut Ramon Llull to pay their travel expenses from Catalonia.

 

PROGRAMME NOTES

VIVALDI’S VENICE
Program devoted to the virtuosos of the Venetian concerts of the first half of the 18th century with Antonio Vivaldi, “il Prette Rosso”, as a central figure. Along with the luminosity and happiness of the concertos for oboe, violin and organ of Vivaldi, we present works of two composers who similarly developed part of their career in Venice: Alessandro Marcello with his well-known concert for oboe in D minor, used by Enrico Maria Salerno in his movie “Anonimo Veneziano” in 1970; And a splendid concert for organ by Georg Friederic Händel, who also premiered different works in the capital of Veneto, in those time knowed as the Serenissima Reppublica di San Marco or Venezia.

PROGRAMME

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concert for oboe, violin and organ in C major RV 554
Allegro – Andante – Allegro

Antonio Vivaldi
Concert for violin en E major opus 3, No. 12, RV265 de l’Estro Armonico
Allegro – Largo – Allegro

Antonio Vivaldi
Concert for violin and organ in D minor RV541
Allegro – Grave – Allegro molto

Alessandro Marcello (1673 – 1747)
Concert for oboe in D minor
Andante e spiccato – Largo – Presto

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 – 1759)
Concert for organ in B major opus 4, No. 2. HWV 290
Tempo ordinario – Allegro –  Adagio e staccato – Allegro, ma non presto

Antonio Vivaldi
Concert for oboe and violin in B major RV364 / RV anh. 18
Allegro – Grave – Air – Allegro

VESPRES D’ARNADÍ

Dani Espasa, organ and direction

Pere Saragossa, oboe

Farran Sylvan James, violin

Josep Martínez, violin

Kathleen Leidig, violin

Elizabeth Gex, alto

Hannah Freienstein, cello

Mario Lisarde, double bass