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Musica Poetica

This concert series is presented in cooperation with the Institut für Historische Aufführungspraxis (Historical Performance Institute) of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München. Performers are students of the Institut für Historische Aufführungspraxis. Free admission, donations welcome!

15 December 2019 at 11:15 am – The Violone in its Many Forms

In its varying incarnations, the violone is an essential instrument type in historical performance practice. Over the course of the 18th century, this central member of the basso continuo group gradually became a solo instrument as well. This concert features wide-ranging compositions for 4- to 6-stringed bass instruments.

2 February 2020 at 11:15 am – Cellissimo

Works by Bach, Vivaldi, and Geminiani represent a colorful cross-section of the 18th-century cello repertoire. A relative newcomer at that time, the cello was quickly adopted as a virtuosic and expressive solo instrument of an importance equal to that of the violin.

17 May 2020 at 11:15 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm – Michael Praetorius: A Renaissance Festival – **CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS**

Featuring sacred and secular music, ensemble and solo works, and historical dance, this varied program brings the Renaissance world of Michael Praetorius to life for 21st-century audiences. One of the most creative and experimental musicians of his time, this composer left a rich oeuvre behind him, a sampling of which will be presented in these performances.

28 June 2020 at 11:15 am – Ensemble Caladrius: Europe’s Garden – **CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS**

After its recent resounding success at the Göttingen Handel Competition, the Ensemble Caladrius presents a concert of music from Versailles, Madrid, and London with exquisite musical selections by baroque composers like Couperin, Selma y Salaverde, Eccles, and others.