Schweizer Jugendbarockorchester — Water Music

Don Bosco Basel
Friday, 16 February

In the summer of 1717, floating down the Thames through London, 50 musicians played on a rickety barge with trumpets, horns, oboes, bassoons, flutes, and string instruments... King George I was thrilled! Händel's “Water Music” was an incredible success and remains one of the most popular works of the Baroque to this day. No wonder, as Händel cleverly combined different styles with a French overture, Italian-style concerti, and popular English dances such as the Hornpipe white—there was variety and something for every taste!
Once a year, talented young people from all over Switzerland meet in the Schweizer Jugendbarockorchester (Swiss Youth Baroque Orchestra) to develop a baroque concert program over a rehearsal phase lasting several days. Under the guidance of a team of lecturers from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, they deal with the special requirements and timbres of baroque instruments and learn the basic principles of historical playing practice.
Entrance is free.


Don Bosco Basel
Waldenburgerstrasse 34
4052 Basel

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