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Melissa Bradshaw

The Academy of Ancient Music announces 2019/20 programme

2:08, 12th September 2019

The Academy of Ancient Music has announced its 2019/20 season programme including a series of debuts, new releases and collaborations.

Highlights include:

  • 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.

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