Friday 19 May: Evening of Vivaldi at the Salle del Castillo with Gli Incogniti and Amandine Beyer
The baroque ensemble founded by Amandine Beyer in 2006 takes its name from the Accademia degli Incogniti, a musical society active in Venice in the 1630s. The choice of name was motivated by the group’s tast for the unknown in all its forms, whether this involves experimentation with sonorities, exploration of new repertory, or rediscovery of the ‘classics’. The primary aim of its approach founded on the pleasure of a ‘union of tastes’ (the goûts réunis dear to François Couperin), achieved through collective work, is to convey to its listeners a committed and cohesive vision of the music it tackles.
For this special Swiss concert, Gli Incogniti will be performing their internationally acclaimed Vivaldi programme, Theatro alla moda. Watch the video below to get a taste of the programme which they also performed on their 2016 Japanese tour.
Photo © Clara Honorato