2 parts by 45 minutes
Music to the play of William Shakespeare “Tempest”
“La tempesta di mare”, concert for flute and orchestra, RV 433
Pieces from “Alcyone” opera
Pieces from “Les Indes galantes”, “Hippolyte et Aricie”, “Zoroastre”
The programme is subject to change
“Tempests, Storms, and Sea Festivities”
Art director – Jordi Savall
Le Concert des Nations is the famous orchestra created by Jordi Savall, one of the most renowned and decorated musician of European period performance of the last 50 years. Indefatigable scholar, conductor, and viola da gamba player, Savall brings lost and forgotten masterpieces to the light of day.
By playing paradigmatic pieces of Bach, Händel, Purcell on period instruments, Catalonia native Savall introduces his audience to the previously unknown depths of Mediterranean ancient music, primarily this of Spain. For him, no borders exist – neither national, nor temporal, while he dives to the depths of 12th or even 11th centuries, and his programmes sometimes fuse Mediterranean musical traditions with those of Middle East.
The programme that Jordi Savall and Le Concert des Nations are going to perform at “Zaryadye” is dubbed “Tempests, Storms, and Sea Festivities”.
The theme of tempest, often found in baroque music, Savall treats in an unusual way. He presents some real music rarities. For instance, “Les Élémens” by Jean-Féry Rebel, and Matthew Locke’s music to the Shakespeare’ “Tempest”.