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An Italian Baroque Christmas

TUESDAY 19 DECEMBER - 8:00 PM



LA NOTTE DI NATALE

Spiritato
Kinga Ujszászi leader, violin
Augusta Hebbert soprano
Joanne Miller viola
Alice Manthorpe Saunders cello
Nicolás Mendoza harpsichord

Locatelli Concerto Grosso, Op 1, No 8
Scarlatti Cantata Pastorale; Non sò qual più m’ingombra
Torelli Concerto Grosso, Op 8, No 6
Vivaldi Winter from The Four Seasons
Sammartini Concerto Grosso, Op 5, No 6
Scarlatti Cantata Pastorale per la nascità di Nostro Signore; O di Betlemme altera
Corelli Concerto Grosso, Op 6, No 8

In the pastoral beauty of an Italian countryside, shepherds play shawms and bagpipes to celebrate the Christmas season whilst snow falls gently around their campfires. Baroque ensemble Spiritato evoke this rich imagery with a dazzling selection of Concerti Grossi by Corelli, Torelli and Locatelli. Often composed for Christmas Eve, these works chart the beginning of the concerto grosso genre, combining virtuosic solos with characterful dances. Violinist Kinga Ujszaszi conjures a frosty landscape with Vivaldi’s Winter from The Four Seasons, and soprano Augusta Hebbert joins the ensemble for two of Alessandro Scarlatti’s most celebratory Cantatas; singing of the excitement and astonishment of the shepherds and the hope that comes with the thawing of the ice and the return of Spring.

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