Six concerts devoted to uniting the many traditions that have influenced and enriched European musical culture for centuries by building a bridge between ancient and still-thriving musical traditions...
"Ars et Natura" presents six concerts devoted to uniting the many traditions that have influenced and enriched European musical culture for centuries by building a bridge between ancient and still-thriving musical traditions
Artistic music of past epochs, gives a new and impulsive expression to 'Early Music'. Every year since 2003 the Forum Musicum Festival takes place in the capital of Lower Silesia with a programme which includes classical and traditional music performed using historical instruments. This year the festival's artistic director Tomasz Dobrzanski has set the theme of the festival of "Ars et Nature".
"Within this theme there is a certain feeling of old music, namely the penetration of traditional music, of folk music of the court. The artisits and musicians always find inspiration in such a playing field", explains Dobrzanski.
Just as with previous years, this year's edition also devotes special attention to a certain group of instruments related to the Festival's theme - the bagpipe, flute and percussion.
The Forum Musicum Festival - "Ars et Natura" programme:
19 August at 20:00, Ossolineum Library Courtyard
Music of Polish Inns as recorded by Georg Philipp Telemann
Plague Time Orchestra, Paul Iwaszkiewicz
21 August at 20:00, Mleczarnia Café Pub
Obereks in Mleczarnia Café
Cheers to the Beautiful Ladies Ensemble, Ewa Grochowska
23 August at 20:00, Oratorium Marianum
The Master and the pupil
Tomasz Dobrzanski and Semibrevis, Kalisz - Italian dances of the Ars Nova epochHorrendus, Ciechanów - Georg Muffat, Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer
Antiquo more (Międzyrzecz) -'The vagaries of fortune, or what is important in life' - a dance performance with Jean-Baptiste Lully's music
24 August at 20:00, Leopoldinum Hall
Crai, crai, crai - Music at the Spanish court in Naples ca. 1600
Oni Wytars Ensemble (Germany)
26 August at 20:00, Town Hall
Slow your Step Passerby - contempt, love, fulfillment and transiency
VivaBiancaLuna Biffi (Italy) - vocal and viola bastarda
27 August at 20:00, Town Hall
Medieval music, traditional music
Susanne Ansorge (Germany) – medieval fiddle and rebec
Poul Hoxbro (Denmark) - flutes and percussion
The Forum Musicum Festival 2011 runs from 19-27 August 2011 in Wrocław.
For more information on the Festival see: www.forummusicum.pl.
Source: PAP, www.forummusicum.pl