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Sounds Baroque

Included in the NCEM online directory

Period(s) Classical, Baroque
Style of ensemble Vocal, Instrumental

Biography

SOUNDS BAROQUE have appeared with Dame Emma Kirkby, Simon Callow and Peter Capaldi, as well as leading younger singers including Anna Dennis, Ashley Riches and William Towers. 2016 saw the world première of their opera pasticcio, Casanova, at London's Kings Place. Devised by Stephen Pettitt and Julian Perkins, it is a theatrical entertainment inspired by Giacomo Casanova. Praised by Opera magazine as 'a witty pasticcio', it features an array of works by 18 composers including Vivaldi, Handel, Hasse, Gluck- and even Bellini.

No stranger to the airwaves, SOUNDS BAROQUE broadcast regularly on BBC Radio 3 and have appeared at London's Southbank Centre and at international festivals in Cheltenham, London, Ryedale, Tel Aviv, Two Moors and York. They have given world premières of works by Paul Ayres, Stephen Dodgson and Iain Farrington, and often stage educational projects and pre-performance conversations. Their series of recordings, entitled CONVERSAZIONI, explores the wealth of vocal and instrumental music that may have been conceived for artistic gatherings - or conversazioni - in Rome at the turn of the eighteenth century. Their latest volume has been praised for its 'stylish aplomb' in The Sunday Times, and described as 'a winner' by Early Music Review and 'a model of clarity and warmth' by International Record Review.

Sample programme

Main contact name
Julian Perkins

Postal address
35 Matham Grove, London, SE22 8PN

Members Names
Julian Perkins - director and harpsichord

Telephone Number
07855 036112

Email address
julianperkins415@gmail.com

Website address
www.julianperkins.com/sounds-baroque

Other associated sites
twitter.com/soundsbaroque