Camerata & Davide Monti: Baroque Labyrinth
Baroque violin virtuoso, Davide Monti, who thrilled audiences with the 2018 Camerata smash hit, Viva Vivaldi, teams up with Camerata to uncover a labyrinth of bold, adventurous baroque music.
Baroque Labyrinth sees the long-awaited return of one of Camerata’s favourite collaborators, the Italian Baroque violinist, Davide Monti. A much sought after director, soloist and chamber musician, Davide’s playing possesses incredible freshness, where “all appears extraordinarily spontaneous and organic”. His prize-winning recordings include his Vivaldi’s Four Seasons which has been reviewed as “definitely one of the best versions of the decade”.
Davide has tailor-made a beautiful and interesting program that delves into the historical fascination the world has had with labyrinths, that reaches back to Greek mythology and is especially vivid in the music about Ariadne in the Baroque times. Davide’s fascinating program likens the idea of a musical labyrinth to humans navigating and eventually leaving the labyrinth that is life.
Be prepared for a beautiful, theatrical performance with music from some of the greats like Handel and Bach, and featuring Locatelli’s fiendish and challenging concerto, Harmonic Labyrinth which carries the tantalising subtitle: Easy to Enter; Difficult to Get Out Of.
As always join Camerata in the foyer after the show to meet the musicians and have a chat.
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Handel - Overture from Arianna in Creta HWV 32
Bach - Kleines harmonisches Labyrinth BWV 591
Locatelli - Labirinto Armonico (The Harmonic Labyrinth) Concerto, Op.3 No. 12
Locatelli - Il pianto d’Arianna Concerto Grosso in E-flat major Op.7 No. 6
Monteverdi - Lamento d’Arianna (arr. for strings) from Sesto libro dei Madrigali SV 107
Camerata is a two-time Helpmann Award nominated ensemble known for their innovative and adventurous programming, thriving on collaborations with artists across a range of artforms. Performing without a conductor, Camerata takes full ownership of their music-making to form a refreshing and acclaimed voice that empowers artists, inspires audiences, and enriches communities through music.
Camerata is Ensemble-in-Residence at The Empire.