XXI International EARLYMUSIC Festival in St. Petersburg
The XXI International Festival EARLYMUSIC will be held with the support of the Committee for Culture of St. Petersburg from September 27 to October 12.
The festival will take place in the leading concert halls of our city. The program will include five concerts, the premiere of the Baroque ballet in three novellas and the production of the school drama of the 17th century by Simeon Polotsky «The Comedy of Nebuchadnezzar.»
On September 27, at the Academic Chapel, the XXI International EARLYMUSIC Festival will be opened with a Russian premiere: the authentic group of The Taverner Choir and Players will perform the «Passions for John» by IS. Bach.
On October 3 and 5, at the Hermitage Theater with the support of the State Hermitage and the «Delzell Foundation» (USA), baroque ballet nights will be held. Short stories «Venetian Carnival. Comedy of Masks «,» Louis XIV — King-dancer «,» Queens of the North « will be presented.
On October 7 in the creative space of «Palma» (Pirogova, 18) a musical and poetic marathon «Day of Baroque Poetry» will take place.
The crowning of the day at 19.00 will be the first performance of the school drama «Comedy about Nebuchadnezzar Tsar, about the body of gold and about trioh otrotseh, in the stove not burned» by Simeon Polotsky — theologian, playwright, court poet, astrologer and mentor of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich’s children.
On October 11 at the Menshikov Palace «Experiences of rhetoric»: British harpist Andrew Lawrence-King will present a collage of English poetry and music of the XVII century.
On October 12, the XXI International EARLYMUSIC Festival will be closed with a unique concert at the Lumiere Hall Planetarium (Obvodny Canal Embankment, 74a). ASTRONOMY DOMINE is an anthology of works by the English astronomer and composer of German origin William Fredrik Herschel (1738 — 1822).
More information about the festival — http://www.earlymusic.ru/
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