August 23rd – September 1st 2019, Utrecht
The Utrecht Early Music Festival 2019 will take place from August 23rd till September 1st. The theme chosen for this year’s edition of the festival, which has been held in the city of Utrecht since 1982, is Naples: a great European center for musical innovation between the 13th and 18th centuries thanks to its diverse environment, which brought the city ahead of its time.
One more year, Spanish artists will be present at the festival. The well-known Spanish musician Jordi Savall repeats for the fifth time consecutively, together with his bands “La Capella Reial de Catalunya” and “Hespèrion XXI”. They will perform chansons, carols and dances from the 15th to the 18th centuries, when Naples belonged to the Kingdom of Aragon.
Another Spanish artist that will perform is Guillermo Pérez, specialist in early keyboard instruments and expert in the organetto, the expressive portable organ of the 14th and 15th centuries.
Finally, the soprano Raquel Andueza will come back to the festival, after she became the big surprise of the 2008 edition. Since then her international career has shot up to be a renowned soloist specialized in Spanish and Italian music of the 17th century.
For further information, dates and schedules visit the website of the Utrecht Early Music Festival 2019.