KORKYRA BAROQUE FESTIVAL 3 – 17 SEPTEMBER 2016

The Korkyra Baroque Festival is a high-profile cultural event established in 2012 in order to promote local and international music and cultural heritage. Supreme concert evenings and Korčula's impressive culture monuments create a unique synergy owing to which the Korkyra Baroque Festival has gained the reputation of a must-see event on the global music scene.

The fourth edition of the Festival in 2015 once again presented the most prestigious international and Croatian ensembles and soloists specialising in Baroque and Renaissance music such as B’Rock (Belgium), Dmitry Sinkovski (Russia), Catherine Mackintosh (UK), Antiphonus (Croatia), Zagreb Guitar Quartet (Croatia), Matija Dedić (Croatia), Matej Meštrović with Sudar Percussion (Croatia) and Croatian Baroque Ensemble with Laura Vadjon (Croatia).

This year's Festival will take place from 3rd to 17th September 2016. The European Baroque Orchestra and Red Priest (UK) will return after their successful participation in the first Festival in 2011. New artists and ensembles will include The Royal Wind Music (Netherlands), ArtiCoolAzione (Italy), Marcello Gatti (Italy) and Petrit Ceku (Croatia). Vocal ensemble Antiphonus (Croatia) will return with a performance of the opera "Dido and Aeneas" by H. Purcell.

Program:

1. Saturday, 3/9/2016
Summer cinema, 8:00pm
Baroque moreska
Croatian Baroque Ensemble & Cultural Artistic Society Moreška
Ivan Josip Skender, conductor

St Mark's Cathedral, 9:00pm
Il flauto magico
Croatian Baroque Ensemble
Marcelo Gatti, flute & artistic direction (Italy)
Program: W. A. Mozart, D. Cimarosa, B. Galuppi, N. Dothel

2. Sunday, 4/9/2016
St. Nicholas Church, 9:00pm
La tempesta di mare
Croatian Baroque Ensemble
Laura Vadjon, violin & artistic direction
Program: A. Vivaldi, M. Locke, G. Ph. Telemann

3. Tuesday,6/9/2016
Island Badija, 9:00pm
Petrit Çeku, guitar
Program: J. S. Bach

4. Thursday, 8/9/2016
All Saints Church, 9:00pm
Napoli riscoperta
ArtiCoolAzione
Leandro Martiotte, contratenor
Diego Leverić, archlute & artistic direction

5. Saturday, 10/9/2016
Arneri Palace Courtyard, 9:00pm
DIDO AND AENEAS
Vocal ensemble Antiphonus
Program: H. Purcell

6. Tuesday, 13/9/2016
St Mark's Cathedral, 9:00pm
A Cosmography of Polyphony
The Royal Wind Music (Nederlands)
Program: from early Franco-Flemish polyphony to J. S. Bach

7. Thursday, 15/9/2016
St. Nicholas Church, 9:00pm
Händel and his London colleagues
The European Union Baroque Orchestra
Lars Ulrik Mortensen, conductor (Denmark)
Program: J. E. Galliard, G. F. Händel, W. Babell, G. B. Sammartini, F. Geminiani

8. Saturday, 17/9/2016
The Atrium of the City Government, 9:00pm
Händel in the Wind
Red Priest (Great Britain)
Program: G. F. Händel