Artist Focus: Arte dei Suonatori

Baroque orchestra (or rather “an orchestra in a baroque manner” as they describe themselves) Arte dei Suonatori has a prolific concert schedule averaging on nearly one hundred concerts a year, performing in various settings and instrumental combinations. Formed in Poland in 1993 the group originally consisted of Polish string and continuo players, but over the years the orchestra has become more international, featuring musicians from Germany, England, Holland, France and Ireland. Having initiated and hosted five early music festivals, they should feel at home for their London debut in June at the Summer Festival. Swedish virtuoso recorder player Dan Laurin teams up with the orchestra to perform Telemann’s lively Polish concertos along with one of his most well-known masterpieces the Recorder Concerto in F major. The group will also perform works by Vivaldi including L’estate (Summer) and L’autunno (Autumn) from the ‘seasons’.

Performances that crackle with vitality…Perfection from Poland via Italy” Stanley Sadie, Gramophone

Catch Arte dei Suonatori with Dan Laurin on Monday 13 June at Christ Church Spitalfields. For more info and to book see www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk


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