Past Event15 Mar 2017


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Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall


Baroque Jazz Improvisations on Henry Purcell

Drawing inspiration from Henry Purcell’s famous secular and sacred songs, hymns and dances, jazz ensemble L’Arpeggiata will take you back to seventeenth-century London with a programme that fuses the theatre and court music of the time with the improvisatory arts of jazz. 

Christina Pluhar leads this ensemble of outstanding musicians through a wholesale rethinking of a timeless repertoire, providing the audience with a new perspective on ‘early music’.

Come along and find out just how diverse Purcell can become… urbane sexiness, far removed from the rather chaste tradition of English Purcell performance.
The Guardian, UK

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