HANDEL IS CROWNED IN PERALADA
Music for the Royal Fireworks and Water Music, two of Handel’s greatest compositions, are coming to the Festival for the first time in a year where Baroque has become one of the leitmotivs of the summer event. Originally composed to be performed in the open air and in a festive spirit, these compositions commissioned by Britain’s King George I will play out loud in the town square in a concert for everyone. The work by German-born Handel is English through and through and reflects influences of French, Italian and German music. Military sounds to celebrate peace. Ancient music to herald the future served by the Vespres d’Arnadí ensemble, conducted by Dani Espasa. The group of musicians that specialises in the Baroque repertoire and their conductor have already displayed their great technique and freshness. They took part in the première of Combattimento, amor i lluites als madrigals de Monteverdi with Sara Blanch and David Alegret and other great voices in summer 2016. While in the past, they performed Furioso o rere les passes d’Orlando masterfully alongside Xavier Sabata. This year, they return as guests in a number of performances by the festival and Xavier Sabata. In Peralada, we share dreams, we share music, we share the feast... Thank you Peralada!
VESPRES D’ARNADÍ, baroque orchestra
Dani ESPASA, conductor
It is reported that this is a symphonic concert without pyrotechnic spectacle.