First published 20 July 2023
Arcangelo is proud to announce its international 2023-24 Season, offering the Gramophone Award-winning and GRAMMY-nominated ensemble’s furthest-reaching celebration to date of period performance artistry and programming.
The season includes:
- A 7-city tour of South America (Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Peru and Colombia) with solo mandolinist Avi Avital;
- An 8-city tour of the UK (Norwich, London, Middlesborough, Sheffield, Bradford, Edinburgh, Dublin, Warwick) with solo guitarist Miloš Karadaglić;
- Debuts at the Santander International Festival, Pollença Festival and Saffron Hall, and returns to Wigmore Hall and De Bijloke Ghent with solo cellist Nicolas Altstaedt as part of a landmark ongoing rediscovery of Boccherini’s cello concertos;
- Returns to Wigmore Hall and Bath Bachfest and debut at the Cambridge Music Festival in a first-time collaboration and new programme with a breakthrough talent, solo violinist Théotime Langlois de Swarte;
- Debuts at Auditorio Nacional de Música Madrid and the Auditorio Principe Felipe in Oviedo, and a return to London’s Fidelio Café with an all-new chamber programme “The Art of Improvisation”.
The 2023-24 season also features rich opportunities for the members of Arcangelo’s young artist programme, the Arcangelo New Ensemblists. These include masterclasses, a performance at the Sofia Baroque Arts Festival in Bulgaria at the invitation of founder and Pomo D’Oro concertmaster Zefira Valova, and a graduation recital at Wigmore Hall at the invitation of the Hall’s Artistic and Executive Director John Gilhooly CBE.
Auditions for the third cohort of the Arcangelo New Ensemblists programme, now enjoying diversified Trust & Foundation support, will be held in London in March 2024.
Further international reach will be achieved in the season by new film and album releases, building on Arcangelo’s much-praised discography of 28 albums. September 2023 will see the free-to-view YouTube release of Arcangelo’s maiden studio film production, featuring Telemann’s Paris Quartet No.6 filmed by director Andrew Staples for Classical Films at Sir Christopher Wren’s library at Trinity College Cambridge. October 2023 brings the release on Sony Classical of ‘Baroque Masterpieces’, featuring soloist Milos Karadaglić and Arcangelo in an imaginative programme of original works and bespoke arrangements. In Spring 2024 Alpha Classics will release Arcangelo’s studio recording of Handel’s ‘Theodora’, the first new studio recording in almost 25 years by a British ensemble of Handel’s penultimate oratorio, and an eagerly-awaited capture of a cast (led by soprano Louise Alder in the title role) and interpretation consistently feted by audiences and press since Arcangelo gave ‘Theodora’ its BBC Proms premiere performance in 2018.
Arcangelo founder and Artistic Director Jonathan Cohen said:
“I am very happy that we can share this season so widely. Over the coming year we are working with some of the world’s finest soloists and chamber musicians, and presenting truly great music together. We are also meeting some of the world’s best audiences at places where the craft of music-making is appreciated at the highest level. I look forward to these opportunities immensely, especially the many where Arcangelo will make our debut.”
Arcangelo General Manager Julian Forbes said:
“We are grateful to our European network of agents, promoters, record labels and funders who have helped us to build this ambitious season, in reach and impact out of all proportion to our tiny organisation with no full-time staff or fixed office. A season like this is an adventure in its own right, and also an exciting prospect for what it will generate for future seasons, because nothing sparks musical inspiration and creativity like new places and new encounters.”
For individual listings for all 2023-24 season events, including box office links where live, please visit the What’s On page.