Monday, 01. June 2020 16:00 Francke Foundation

Gala concert with Iestyn Davies: Handel’s orchestral word-painting

Works by G. F. Handel

Iestyn Davies, picture: Ben Ealogovega

Iestyn Davies

Musical director: David Bates
Soloist: Iestyn Davies (countertenor)
La Nuova Musica

30, 25 

In his arias, Handel uses the orchestral instruments to create colourful word paintings like few other composers. The excellent and multi-awardwinning countertenor Iestyn Davies, who is hailed in the press for his “countertenor [that] glides through the air”, provides the voice for this unique gala concert. His affinity for Handel’s work can also be seen in his voluminous recordings. La Nuova Musica provides the musical “paint”. Led by its artistic director David Bates, the orchestra is one of the UK’s most exciting young Baroque ensembles of our time. We can expect a concert of the highest possible technical and musical calibre.

Pre-concert guided tour: 3,000 wonders of the world (guided tour in Ger/Eng)
3pm // Francke Foundations, Art and Natural History Cabinet
Organised by: Francke Foundations
Tickets: Visitors with a concert ticket pay just a € 2 supplement for the guided tour in the Information Centre of Francke’s Home (duration: 30 min. approx)