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Concerto Palatino

Concerto Palatino

Music of the stars: music and the cosmology of Johannes Kepler

Bruce Dickey is the director of the wind ensemble Concerto Palatino and probably the most famous player of the cornett, an instrument with a wooden pipe and a mouthpiece like that of a brass instrument. Following on from his highly successful programme Breathtaking, he has compiled a programme with Hana Blažíková based on the ideas of Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) and the music of his age. The mathematician and astronomer investigated the connection between music and cosmology, and challenged composers to write a motet with the same harmonic movements as those he had discovered in the planets. He claimed that Orlandus Lassus’ motet came closest to his findings. Concerto Palatino combines it with music by contemporaries such as Andrea Gabrieli and Hans Leo Hassler, and also presents the premiere of new works by the Greek-Dutch composer Calliope Tsoupaki.

Hana Blažíková, Barbora Kabátková, soprano | Alex Potter, countertenor| Jan van Elsacker, Benedict Hymas, tenor | Tomá Král, baritone | Jaromir Nosek, bass | Veronika Skuplik, violin | Charles Toet, Simen van Mechelen, Joost Swinkels, Claire McIntyre, trombone | Kris Verhelst, organ | Bruce Dickey, cornett & director
Works from O. Lassus, H. Hassler, A. Perini, L. de Sayve, J. Widmann, A. Gabrieli, C. Tsoupaki
FRI 15.11.19 | 21.00
20.15 Introduction by Frederic Delmotte (Dutch spoken)

Cat. 1: € 28 / € 24
Cat. 2: € 24 / € 20

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