The Splendour of Venice – Platti and Vivaldi, plus Monteverdi, Legrenzi, and Caldara

 NZ Barok with James Bush (cello)

“The busiest lives deserve beautiful music.”

Witness the verve, style, and fireworks of cello concerti by Platti and Vivaldi. Hear the sound of music performed at San Marco in Venice including works by Monteverdi, Legrenzi and Caldara. Baroque cellist James Bush joins NZ Barok to take you on a trip to the magical world of Venetian baroque music….

“NZ Barok are a revelation…the distinctive sound of their authentic instruments in perfect balance”- theatreview

 NZ Barok

Leading baroque specialists from all over New Zealand have come together to form NZ Barok, the country’s only baroque orchestra. These dedicated musicians perform using instruments and playing styles of the 18th century, breathing new life into classical and baroque masterpieces and lesser-known musical treasures.

 James Bush

Christchurch born cellist James Bush, winner of both the Television New Zealand Young Musicians Competition and the National Concerto Competition of New Zealand, has returned to this country after many years in Europe, including 10 years working as principal cellist with Al Ayre Espanol. While overseas, he appeared regularly with Akademie fur Alte Musik, Berlin, with orchestras such as Concerto Kohn and B-Rock, and as guest principal cellist for productions with the Semper Opera in Dresden and the Palau de les Arts in Valencia. James has recorded with Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (SONY), Naïve, Harmonia Mundi, Challenge Classics and Winter & Winter.

Thanks to University of Canterbury School of Music for the loan of a harpsichord.

NZ Barok 

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