Transatlantic orchestra project 2019: “Barocco!”

The transatlantic orchestra project “Barocco!” in cooperation with the Orchesterzentrum|NRW was all about baroque music: Course members practised Baroque ensemble playing, were taught on Baroque instruments and got to know the culture of the Baroque in Europe through dance and music. After several days of tuition with intensive work in small groups, the different sections were brought together under the direction of Enrico Onofri and augmented by a continuo group to form a large Baroque ensemble.  The rehearsals were culminating in a tour with three concerts all over Germany. 


10.07.2019 Orchesterzentrum|NRW
11.07.2019 Marienkirche Homberg (Kultursommer Nordhessen)
12.07.2019 Kloster Eberbach (Rheingau Musik Festival)


ARCANGELO CORELLI: Concerto grosso op. 6 No. 1

ANTONIO VIVALDI: Concerto RV 577 “Per l’orchestra di Dresda”
GEORG FRIEDRICH HÄNDEL: Suite from “Water Music” HWV 349 & HWV 350
ESTEBAN SALAS: Los quatro Elementos. Villancico a 4 con violines
JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU: Chaconne from “Dardanus”

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Orchestra Suite No. 3


Agnes Kovacs, soprano
Indira Hechavarría Pupo, soprano
Stephanie Firnkes, alto
André Morsch, baritone

Cuban-European Youth Orchestra

Andreas Küppers, harpsichord
Michele Pasotti, theorbo
Musical direction: Enrico Onfori


We would especially like to thank the Wilo Foundation, the Brost-Stiftung, the ministry of cultural affairs of North Rhine-Westphalia, the GVL and the Arbeitskreis Ausland for their support.