Final Concert Stadstournee 2013: Collegia Musica in Leipzig
Thursday May 23rd 2013 8:15 PM
Location: Paleiskerk - Paleisstraat 8, Den Haag
Pre-concert lecture at 7:30 p.m by Kees Arntzen.
Tickets sales via the Musica Antica da Camera
In 18th century Leipzig there were no less than three large baroque orchestras, known as Collegia Musica. Prominent conductors were Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Friedrich Fasch and their contemporaries. In substantial ensembles of strings and horns, they played overtures, (solo) concertos and secular cantatas, including the famous Coffee Cantata.
After four successful Stadstournees (City Tours) between 2009-2012, the baroque orchestra COLLEGIUM MUSICUM Den Haag (CMDH) is packing its instrument cases once again for another exciting concert tour of its city. The purpose of the Stadstournee is for the ensemble to acquaint itself with each neighborhood of Den Haag and offer its music to their inhabitants.
Between April 9-12, CMDH will perform a series of six free concerts in neighbourhood centres throughout Den Haag and one in the city of Noordwijk. These concerts provide a nice introduction for those unfamiliar with Baroque music, combining the performance with narration (in Dutch) about the music and the instruments.
The neighbourhood concerts will lead up to an exciting final concert in the Paleiskerk on May 23 with the full orchestra under the direction of harpsichordist Claudio Ribeiro. For this concert, CMDH wishes to reach not only its regular public but also the new listeners it has met along its tour.
The musicians of COLLEGIUM MUSICUM Den Haag look forward to meeting you during the Stadstournee!
Stadstournee 2013 is made possible thanks to the support of: