VESPRES D’ARNADÍ is an ensemble specialized in the performance of Baroque music played with period musical instruments created in 2005 under the direction of Dani Espasa and Pere Saragossa. The aim of VESPRES D’ARNADÍ is to offer versions full of emotion, freshness and spontaneity using, in addition to their own criteria, different resources bequeathed in treatises, chronicles and other historical sources.
His name remember the concerts in the eighteenth century, 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 Peralada, Barcelone, Madrid, Seville, Prague, Halle, Ostrava, Madeira, Santander or Santiago de Compostela.
Vespres d'Arnadí has recorded three albums under the label MUSIÈPOCA: “Pièces de simphonie” of Charles Desmazures; "Missa en Re Major" of Josep Mir i Llussà; "Anna Maria Strada" with arias and symponies of Georg Friedrich Händel. At the end of 2018 the group presented the fourth album entitled "L'Alessandro amante", this time with the countertenor Xavier Sabata and published by the Aparté label.
Vespres d'Arnadí gets helps from the Department of Culture of the Government of Catalonia and the Institut Ramon Llull for their concerts abroad.