The most significant early music event in Finland, BRQ Vantaa Festival once again presents a programme bulging with internationally acknowledged musicians such as award-winning Ensemble Plus Ultra and distinguished Dutch fortepianist Bart van Oort. The festival programme includes plenty of vocal music performed by for example German vocal ensemble Stimmwerck, French soprano Emmanuelle de Negri and bass singer Wolf Matthias Friedrich accompanied by legendary Bruce Dickey and his ensemble. Besides vocal music, Spanish theorbist Daniel Zapico and vihuela virtuoso José Antonio Escobar will perform lute music in the festival. Also a premiere of a Finnish composer will be heard, as harpsichordist Matias Häkkinen will perform Juhani Nuorvala's 'Enharmonic suite for chromatic harpsichord' with a special built harpsichord that has 14 keys per octave. The idyllic venues of BRQ Vantaa Festival are the medieval Church of St. Lawrence and modern Chapel of St. Lawrence.
"L’Entracte, scène conventionnée Musiques anciennes, musique d'aujourd'hui, a pour mission l'organisation d'une saison pluridisciplinaire, du Festival de musiques actuelles Rockissimo et du Festival de Sablé. "
CENTRE MUSICAL INTERNATIONAL JS BACH DE SAINT-DONAT
The festival has grown from 1962 around the renovation of the historic organ of collégiale. It is dedicated since its inception to the enhancement of the musical heritage of the eighteenth century. Vocal and instrumental baroque repertoire (especially organ music ) are interpreted on ancient instruments . From 2010 ,the festival produces also a musical season that continues along the year with four events, in spingtime, beginning of summer, autumn and christmass.
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