Running time:
1 part by 35 minutes, 2 part by 45 minutes

The programme is subject to change

10 December 2019 Tuesday 19.00 Grand Hall
19.00 Grand Hall

“Another Vespri”

I Fagiolini (UK)
Conductor – Robert Hollingworth

INTRADA vocal ensemble
Art director – Ekaterina Antonenko 

I Fagiolini was founded in 1986 by a British conductor Robert Hollingworth. Hollingworth was – and still is – a tireless explorer of baroque and Renaissance music. The ensemble soon gained world wide recognition due to its innovative but immaculate performances, with concerts often being staged as theatrical pieces.

The programme “Another Vespri” was conceived in 2017 to the 450th anniversary of Claudio Monteverdi and released via Decca Classics to the highest critical acclaim.

“Another Vespri” is a sort of follow-up to Monteverdi’s “world hit” “Vespro della Beata Vergine” (“Vespers for the Blessed Virgin”), written in 1610. In 1641, during the composer’s work as the Kapellmeister in St.Mark’s Chapel in Venice, a great collection of Monteverdi’s vocal oeuvres for evening worship services was published, with the addition of some other author’s works. I Fagiolini tried to recast some pieces of the collection in order to create “Another Vespri”.

One of the best choirs of Russia, INTRADA (with art director Ekaterina Antonenko) takes part in the Moscow performance of “Another Vespri”.