Hana Blažíková, the Amsterdam Corelli Collective (the string orchestra that went down a storm at IYAP 2016) and Peter Van Heyghen join forces to present cantatas and motets by Georg Friedrich Handel for soprano and strings, including Salve Regina, HWV 241. They date from the period when Handel was working in Italy and adopting the Italian style as his own. The programme combines Handel with concerti grossi by Arcangelo Corelli and Pieter Hellendaal, one of Corelli’s followers in the Low Countries. Hellendaal’s modest oeuvre of Late Barque music is of surprisingly high quality. He wrote one of the most beautiful series of concerti grossi published in England in the 18th century, but today it is undeservedly one of the most neglected. Expect lashings of young talent on stage and music that has lost none of its freshness and spontaneity: an excellent combination!