During the 2012/2013 season the Alta Capella ensemble will perform the Medieval and Renaissance Music of Western Europe cycle of concerts at the Central Andrey Rublev Museum of Ancient Russian Culture and Art.
The programme gives a rare opportunity to get acquainted with the aspects of the Middle Ages and Renaissance musical culture which are not well-known to the general public: early wind instruments, their evolution and repertoire. Playing zink (cornet), sackbuts (early trombones), slide trumpet, shawm (precursor of oboe), organ-positive and other forgotten or absolutely changed instruments is supplemented with singing.
Concerts will take place on 25th, November, 2012; 27th, January, 3rd, February and 7th, April, 2013.
Booking of season tickets (daily from 11 a.m. till 5.30 p.m. except Wednesdays and last Friday):
Address: Andronievskaya square, 10 (Ploshchad’ Ilyicha, Rimskaya metro stations)
Tel.: (495) 678 1489
SECOND OPEN ACADEMY of BAROQUE MUSIC in St. Petersburg
On 30th, August – 4th, September Andrew Lawrence-King and Marco Beasley with the participation of Prattica Terza, Alta Capella ensembles and Festino chamber choir will hold an intensive course of early 17th century vocal and instrumental music performing.
Detailed information (including requirements and application form) is here:
Deadline for applications – 15th, August
Tel. (St. Petersburg): +7 (812) 310 7139
On 5th, September the project presentation will take place:
«JEPHTE» oratorio by G. Carissimi
Artistic director of the project – Georgy BLAGODATOV