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Tuesday 18th February 2020
Baroque music concert performed by Southern Baroque Ensemble, professional period-instrument specialists from New Zealand and abroad featuring world renowned harpsichord player, Edita Keglerova from the Czech Republic.
Southern Baroque Ensemble:
Edita Keglerova – harpsichord (Czech Republic)
Szabolcs Illes –baroque violin (Hungary)
Tomas Hurnik – baroque cello (Christchurch NZ)
Jonathan Tanner – baroque violin (Christchurch NZ)
Rakuto Kurano – baroque viola (Christchurch NZ)
Baroque music is a form of classical music from 17th century Europe. This period produced rich and beautiful musical works by composers such as Bach, Vivaldi and Handel. Authentic interpretation of Baroque music on period instruments is unique in that instead of using steel strings as we do today, traditional gut strings are used which produce a more direct clear sound, but need the acoustical amplification of the venue; cathedrals and churches usually being ideal. Also the tuning was lower, which put less stress on the instrument itself and thus the sound coming from the instrument is more soothing to the human nervous system.
Nelson & suburbs
Nelson Christ Church Cathedral
Selwyn Place and Trafalgar Street, Nelson
Adult $45, Senior $35, Student $20 and Child FREE (under 14, max one per paying adult, extra child $5)
Tickets from Eventfinda.co.nz/door sales (cash only)