Photo credit: Patrick Allen
The Academy of Ancient Music announces 2019/20 programme2:08, 12th September 2019
The Academy of Ancient Music has announced its 2019/20 season programme including a series of debuts, new releases and collaborations.
- The appointment of visual artist Emma Safe as Hogwood Fellow, attending rehearsals and concerts throughout the year and creating new visual works
- AAM and music director Richard Egarr open the season with Beethoven’s complete Egmont, op 84 narrated by Stephen Fry, and the Mass by Jan Ladislav Dussek
- Violinist Viktoria Mullova and countertenor James Hall perform the ‘Sinfonia’ from Maria Grimani’s oratorio Pallade e Marte as part of AAM’s From Her Pen project, focusing on female composers of the baroque and classical eras
- Egarr showcases the work of Venetian composer Dario Castello with soprano Lucie Chartin
- Debuts from artists including baritone Benjamin Appl, trumpet soloist Alison Balsom and harpsichordist Jean Rondeau
- AAM makes its debut at Longborough Festival Opera with Monteverdi’s Ulisse, conducted by Robert Howarth with Tom Randle in the title role
- Ongoing collaborations with a number of artists, choirs and festivals such as The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge; VOCES8; soprano Rowan Pierce; The Choir of Queen’s College, Oxford; The Choir of Keble College, Oxford; BBC Singers; Milton Abbey International Summer Music Festival
- The inaugural AAM Baroque Summer School takes place from 27 July – 1 August 2020 at Milton Abbey, Dorset
- Four concerts across the season see AAM partner with a series of wine specialists for a variety of dinners, pre-concert and interval tastings
- New recordings including a 300th anniversary recording of Handel’s Brockes Passion and a world premiere recording of Spanish composer Francisco Valls’ Mass, Missa Regalis, with the Choir of Keble College, Oxford
For full details visit www.aam.co.uk.
Subscribe to Classical Music magazine in print, digital or bundle format now to get more news, features and information. Click here for more details on our fantastic offers!