‘EUBO plays music from 300 years ago, not to create a museum but a here-and-now experience.’
(Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Music Director, EUBO)
Bringing together some of the finest young baroque musicians from across Europe, the European Union Baroque Orchestra (EUBO) provides a creative platform for new talent. The orchestra offers around 25 graduates the opportunity to immerse themselves in baroque music and performance, playing around the world and working with some of the most respected conductors and directors.
The ensemble has racked up a number of accolades over its 26 year history. They are currently orchestra-in-residence in Echternach, Luxembourg, and have the honour of being an EU Cultural Ambassador. In this role they start a tour around the continent of their new programme Joy and Sorrow unmasked with music by Bach, Handel, Ferrandini and Torelli, and featuring Swedish soprano, Maria Keohane.
Their concert at our Winter Festival explores the breathtaking transformation of instrumental writing style that occurred towards the end of the 18th century. The so-called ‘Enlightenment’ moved away from strict baroque structures, focusing on melody and sentiment, allowing for more freedom of expression. Virtuoso flute and recorder player Alexis Kossenko directs A Breath of Enlightenment, and will also feature as a soloist.
To experience some of EUBO’s music, have a listen to our EUBO Spotify playlist.