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Athens Camerata on Period Instruments

Encounters I: Max-Emanuel Cencic / Handel and Vivaldi

6 November 2011
20:30
Main Stage
The celebrated countertenor Max-Emanuel Cencic in a musical encounter with the Camerata, Handel and Vivaldi.
40 - 80 - 100 €
Concs 15 €
Max Emanuel Cencic is rightly considered one of the most significant countertenors currently performing on the international contemporary music scene. Graced with a voice that has been described as ‘phenomenal’ and which is equally at ease in the virtuoso castrato repertoire of the 18th century and the Romantic bel canto of the 19th, Cencic has entranced audiences and critics alike in the world’s greatest theatres and concert halls. Making his Greek premiere, the celebrated countertenor will be performing some of the most beautiful arias from Handel’s operas. Having already made two triumphant appearances with Cencic at major festivals of baroque music in France, the Camerata will be sharing the stage with him once again, performing wonderful lesser-known concertos by Vivaldi. The orchestra’s soloists will be performing these unique works on copies of 18th-century instruments, employing the tonal palette of Handel and Vivaldi’s era viewed through the prism of a contemporary aesthetic. The concert promises to be a virtuoso dialogue between the Camerata soloists and one of the finest voices of our times.

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Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards building and equipping the Kallipateira Young Athletes' Centre for Diagnosis and Preventative Medicine at the Sotiria Hospital, Athens.

Counter-Tenor: Max Emanuel Cencic
Orchestra Conductor: George Petrou

PROGRAMME

Antonio Vivaldi
Concert for strings in G minor, RV 157

George Frideric Handel
"Bella Asteria" from the opera Tamerlano
"Benche mi sprezzi" from the opera Tamerlano

Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto for two violins, two oboes, bassoon and orchestra in D major, RV 564a
Soloists:
Sergiu Nastasa: violin
Yannis Mavridis: violin
Yannis Papayannis: baroque oboe
Dimitris Vamvas: baroque oboe
Alexandros Economou: baroque bassoon

George Frideric Handel
"Cara sposa" from the opera Rinaldo
"Vano amore" from the opera Alessandro

Intermission

Antonio Vivaldi
Concert for violoncello and bassoon in E minor, RV 409
Soloists:
Iason Ioannou: violoncello
Alexandros Economou: baroque bassoon

George Frideric Handel
"Verdi prati" from the opera Alcina
"Venti turbini" from the opera Rinaldo

Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto for bassoon and orchestra in E minor, RV 484
Soloist:
Alexandros Economou: baroque bassoon

George Frideric Handel
"Se bramate" from the opera Serse
"Come nube" from the opera Agrippina
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