On 13 November (at 21), at the Stignani Theatre in Imola the Wrocław Baroque Ensemble, a baroque orchestra based in Wrocław, directed by Andrej Kosendiak, will perform with three cantatas among the most evocative produced by Johann Sebastian Bach. The orchestra will accompany the soprano Aldona Bartnik, the countertenor Matthew Venner, the tenor Thomas Hobbs and the baritone Jerzy Butryn.
The Wrocław Baroque Ensemble is an ensemble in residence at the Wroclaw National Forum of Music. It was founded by Andrej Kosendiak, its artistic director since the beginning. The ensemble collaborates with musicians from the Wrocław Baroque Orchestra, as well as singers and instrumentalists from Poland and Europe, mainly from the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom and Germany. The Wrocław Baroque Ensemble prefers the Baroque repertoire, with particular attention to Polish music, from chamber and oratorio compositions to singing. The Ensemble has arrived to perform in prestigious international festivals. He also recorded several CDs, including two albums with music by Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki, the first of which was nominated for the 2011 Fryderyk Music Award and was awarded the Wrocław Music Prize.
The three Bach’s Cantatas presented for the occasion will be the perfect synthesis of the sacred production of the great German Maestro – as well as the technical perfection achieved by the ensemble and singers.