The third edition of the Baroque music cycle "Orlando Furioso", organized by the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, begins today, on Friday, June 7th. It will last until June 14th and it includes four concerts of Baroque program, led by Russian musician Dmitry Sinkovski. Concerts are held in the atrium of the Rector's Palace starting at 9 pm.
A charismatic and atypical musician, Dmitry Sinkovsky, expresses his art through a rare combination of three different aspects: as a violinist, a conductor, and a countertenor. In his many musical performances, Sinkovsky effectively reflects one of the main ideas of the Baroque period: the use of instruments as the voice of singers and the use of voice as a perfect instrument.
The first concert of this cycle will be dedicated to Italian baroque music, or more precisely to the works of the first Baroque opera dramatist Claudio Monteverdi. This concert will be performed by the Italian mezzosoprano Josè Maria Lo Monaco, one of the best of her generation, that has performed at the famous Italian La Scala, while Tomislav Facini will be on harpsichord. They will be joined by the great Slovenian theorbist Izidor Erazem Grafenauer and Dubrovnik cellist Vanda Danic.
The second concert will be held on Saturday, June 8th, and is named "Two Faces of Baroque: solo / tutti". The chamber orchestra of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will be directed by the conductor, as well as a composer, artistic director, pianist, versatile musician Tomislav Facini, and the program includes works of Purcell, Pachelbel, Vivaldi, Händel, Bach and other composers. On June 11th, the concert called Sentimenti is taking place in the Rector’s Palace. Under the artistic direction of Dmitry Sinkovsky, the chamber orchestra of DSO will perform. Soloists will be mezzosoprano Josè Maria Lo Monaco, Izidor Erazem Grafenauer on the theorba, and our renowned cembalist and organist, the winner of Porin for the Best Performance of Classical Music, Pavao Masic. They will perform works of A. Vivaldi, J.A. Hasse, G.F. Händel. The last concert of the cycle on June 14th will show Dmitry Sinkovsky in a role of conductor of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, and on the program will be Händel’s "Music on the Water"; Bach’s "Brandenburg Concert no. 5 "i Vivaldi’s " Concerto Per la Solennità di San Lorenzo''.