Apollo Ensemble: Jewish Baroque Treasures from Italy & Amsterdam
Founded in 1992, Amsterdam's Apollo Ensemble made its American debut with Pro Musica Hebraica in 2009. They have gone from strength to strength since then and are in demand internationally for their important contributions to the presentation of Jewish Baroque music. The group now returns with some rare treasures from the Ets-Chaim Library in Amsterdam which houses a splendid collection of Jewish music spanning several centuries. Ton Koopman, founder of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, was so impressed with the dedication and work of the Apollo Ensemble that he agreed to reconstruct or complete three never-performed works from the Ets-Chaim collection--Boi b'Shalom by Lidarti, Le-el Nora by Mani, and Kol Haneshama by an anonymous composer. Other works to be performed in this unique concert are by Salomon Rossi, Marco Uccellini, and Giacobo Basevi Cervetto.
Performance Timing: Part One - 50 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 40 min.