Wond'rous Machine: Birth Of The Orchestra at St John's Smith Square

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Birth of the orchestra

Wond'rous Machine

Joel Sandelson

CONDUCTOR

Corelli

Concerto Grosso in D Op. 6 No. 1

Lully

Dances from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme and Alceste

Purcell

Hail! Bright Cecilia Z328

The debut concert of Wond'rous Machine, an innovative period-instrument orchestra, explores the birth of the orchestra across Europe in the later seventeenth century, seen as an awe-inspiring new institution at the time. Lully's dances for Louis XIV's court musicians at Versailles exude precision and majesty, alongside a Corelli concerto grosso demonstrating the fire and unanimity of the famed Italian string style. Purcell's ode Hail! Bright Cecilia, from which ensemble takes its name, follows - a piece written in praise of the patron saint of music, with each movement isolating a particular instrument and revelling in its sonorities.

Prices

Adult Ticket: £10.00 to £25.00 (€11.37 - €28.42) per ticket

Venue Details & Map

St John's Smith Square

Address
Smith Square
Westminster
London
SW1P 3HA
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7222 1061

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