The Brussels Virtuosi on tour in Greece
28, 29, 30 November & 1 December 2015

The Brussels Virtuosi

This international ensemble was founded in 1981 on the initiative of flutist Marc Grauwels. Its first concert took place on the occasion of the opening of the International Music Festival of the city of Brussels in 1981. Its name " The Brussels Virtuosi " is rooted in the idea to play "Brilliant Fantasies" of the nineteenth century. This type of music allows each instrument to play solo as well as embossing in due circumstances each individual instrument, highlighting its several qualities.

The "Brussels Virtuosi" have participated in countless international Festivals such as: the Festival of Wallonia, of Flanders, of Hong Kong, of Ravello, of Seoul, of Tokyo...The orchestra regularly tours in Spain, in Germany, France, Austria, Greece, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Untied States, the Netherlands, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg , Canada, Mexico, Venezuela among many others.

They have recorded an impressive amount of CDs, one of which was awarded the "Disk Prize" edited by Hyperion and which was consecrated to the chamber music with flute by Mozart. This CD comprises amongst others the gorgeous adagio and rondo K 617 with musical glasses. This programme with Thomas Bloch at the musical glasses is part of the numerous original programmes of the repertory leaving aside trodden paths.

 

Concert dates & programmes

28 November at Asteria Theatre in Serres

29 November at Oscar Theatre in Kavala

"Concertos de J.S. BACH & C.PH.E. BACH"

Violin, conductor : Jean-Frédéric Molard

Soloists : Marc Grauwels, flute

Jean-Frédéric Molard, violin

Red Gjeci, violin

Alexandros Sarakenidis, piano

PROGRAMME

J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750)

Concerto for 2 violins and strings BWV 1043 in D minor

– Vivace – Largo ma non tanto – Allegro

C.Ph.E. Bach (1714 – 1788)

Concerto Wq 22 in D minor for flute and strings

– Allegro – Andante – Presto

INTERMISSION

J.S. Bach

Concerto in f minor BWV 1056 for piano and strings

 Allegro - Largo - Presto

J.S. Bach

Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D major, BWV 1050 for flute, violin, piano and orchestra

- Allegro - Affectuoso - Allegro

 

30 November at the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, Attica

"Concerti Virtuosi" 

Violin, conductor: Jean-Frédéric Molard

Soloists: Marc Grauwels, flute

Jean-Frédéric Molard, violin

Red Gjeci, violin

PROGRAMME

J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750)

Concerto for 2 violins and strings BWV 1043 in D minor

– Vivace – Largo ma non tanto – Allegro

C.Ph.E. Bach (1714 – 1788)

Concerto Wq 22 in D minor for flute and strings

– Allegro – Andante – Presto

INTERMISSION

D. Cimarosa (1749 – 1801)

Concerto in g major for flute, violin and orchestra

– Allegro – Largo – Rondo

 

1 December at St Paul's Anglican Church in Athens 

"Concertos Virtuoses avec plusieurs solistes et airs d'opéras"

Violin, conductor: Jean-Frédéric Molard

Soloists: Marc Grauwels, flute

Jean-Frédéric Molard, violin

Red Gjeci, violin

Vassiliki Karayanni, soprano

Nikos Spanatis, countertenor

PROGRAMME

C.W. Gluck (1714-1787)

"Menuet from Orpheo and Euridice" for flute and orchestra

D. Cimarosa (1749 – 1801)

Concerto in g major for flute, violin and orchestra

– Allegro – Largo – Rondo

S. Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943)

"Vocalise" for soprano and orchestra

A. Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)

Orlando Furioso | Ruggiero

"Sol da te mio dolce amore" for Countertenor, flute and orchestra

L.Delibes (1836-1891)

"le Rossignol" for soprano, flute and orchestra

W. A. Mozart (1756 - 1791)

Ascanio in Alba | Ascanio

"Al mio ben mi veggio avanti" for Countertenor and orchestra\

W. A. Mozart

La Clemenza di Tito | Duet of Annio and Servilia

"Ah perdona al primo affetto" for soprano, countertenor, flute and orchestra

More info

Dates:28, 29, 30 November & 1 December 2015

Organised by:specs 'n' arts 

Co-organised with:Piraeus Sinfonia Festival & Arte Atene

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