Ensemble Links: Musica Amphion and Newberry Consort

10

March
2011

Ensembles of note, in their own words. (Click on the country to read more.)

The Netherlands: Musica Amphion (Pieter-Jan Belder and Rémy Baudet, dirs)

…focuses on the performance of 17th and 18th century orchestral and chamber music on original instruments. The musicians of Musica Amphion are all members of important baroque orchestras of the moment such as the Orchestra of the 18th Century, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, the Nederlandse Bachvereniging, Les Musiciens du Louvre and The Academy of Ancient Music. Most of them enjoy successful solo careers as well.

Musica Amphion (photo: courtesy of the ensemble)

United States: The Newberry Consort (David Douglass and Ellen Hargis, dirs)

Beguiling and intelligent, provocative and classic, ravishingly beautiful and deliciously edgy—The Newberry Consort has been delighting audiences for nearly three decades…the ensemble plumbs the Newberry Library’s vast music collection and assembles a star-studded roster of local and international artists to bring you world-class performances of music from the 13th to the 18th centuries…and occasionally beyond!

Ellen Hargis (photo: courtesy of the artist)

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