The 18th International Bach Chamber Music Festival is sponsored by Baroque music this weekend. On Tuesday, November 13, the European Union Baroque Orchestra will perform for the first time in the opening concert in the Small Guild. The festival's main attractions are the French Baroque and the music of the countries that celebrate this century's centennial.
The European Union (EU) Baroque Orchestra is home to Antwerp where young musicians gather to master the special musical skills required for this genre under the guidance of the world's leading baroque music masters. Their speeches are really expected.
This is a very special youth orchestra. It's like a school where they learn and enjoy the beauty of baroque music. It features young people from France, Poland, Spain, Romania, Italy and other European countries.
"I'm a Frenchman, so I was asked to create a French Baroque music program. We played the music of the 17th century author Anri Kamprā. He came from Exprovence, like me, "reveals a baroque violinist, conductor from France, Amandine Bejierre.
"Baroque is like pop music, just from antiquity – rhythmic, simple and direct. It was played not only by elite musicians, but also by street musicians, "she adds.
What does young people mean playing baroque music?
"The most interesting thing is to play Baroque music not as" museum value "but with a contemporary approach. People tend to think that the baroque is alien and distant, but in fact it is a popular and all-inclusive music, "says Baroque Orchestra musician, flautiste from Croatia's Eleonora.
"First of all, it attracts the beauty of music, aesthetics and nice melodies. If you are well versed in instrumental techniques and gestures of that time, then you can enjoy the audience, "says baroque orchestra musician, altastist from Lithuania and Israel, Nataniel.