Baroque director Jonathan Cohen makes his Australian debut with the dazzling music of Bach, Vivaldi, Geminiani and Handel.
Cohen is renowned for his role as Artistic Director with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Arcangelo and Les Violons du Roy. He directs the Australian Chamber Orchestra through a virtuosic and evocative program of baroque music built around the oldest known musical theme of European culture: La Folia.
Baroque favourites including JS Bach’s The Art of Fugue and Vivaldi’s Concerto for Strings in G minor will be performed alongside lesser-known gems, such as the harmonically gifted Francesca Caccini’s Ciaccona. The ACO will also perform the world premiere of Australian composer Paul Stanhope’s Giving Ground, a new take on the La Folia theme, before Geminiani’s own famed La Folia variations, the Concerto Grosso in D minor.