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Authentic baroque music at Rippon

Posted at 6:00am Thursday 06 Feb, 2020 | By Ollie Blyth journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

The Southern Baroque Ensemble, professional period-instrument specialists from New Zealand, will be performing at Rippon Hall next week. This year they will be featuring the world renowned harpsichord soloist, Edita Keglerova from the Czech Republic. The ensemble will be performing works by Handel, Corelli, Sammartini, Telemann, Vivaldi and featuring Bach's Harpsichord Concerto.

The ensemble are critically acclaimed, with the Otago Daily Times explaining their performance as. “very precise moves, slow and sensuous or cautiously frivolous, but proudly elegant at all times.”

The Baroque Music Community and Educational Trust of New Zealand is a charitable trust, supporting the promotion of Baroque Music in New Zealand. The Trust is active with other charities such as the Champion Centre in Christchurch, bringing the therapeutic value of Baroque music to children with disabilities.

In 2020 the Ensemble will feature a stellar international and New Zealand cast of performers. Edita Keglerova, a professor at the Prague Music Conservatory, is joined by Szabolcs Illes from Hungary, Jonathan Tanner who has played in most of New Zealand's professional orchestras including the Christchurch and NZ Symphony Orchestras, Tomas Hurnik, the associate principal at Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and Rakuto Kurano from the University of Canterbury. The musicians will be playing on authentic period instruments and recreate the authentic sounds and atmosphere of 17th century Europe.

The Ensemble will be playing at Rippon Hall at 7:30 on February 12. 



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