9712 JG Groningen
Closing concert Martinikerk
Combattimento and Liuwe Tamminga
Organist Liuwe Tamminga will play the Martinikerk (St Martin’s Church) organ, accompanied by the baroque ensemble Combattimento.
Italy, what a country to spark your imagination! The beautiful language, the Mediterranean surroundings, the sun, the sea… and the music, just as gracious, energetic and passionate.
Italy was where the baroque era began. Where –after the old polyphony with its cool, long lines and its for many incomprehensible vocabulary– a style emerged which could express every emotion. A style full of life and passion. During this edition of the Schnitger Festival we’ve been able to enjoy many facets of it. And today, in the final chord for this weekend, as resounding and Italian as you could imagine: Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Marcello and Pasquini, to name but a few. Composers who will come to life at the hands of the Dutch-Italian organist Liuwe Tamminga on the famous organ of the Martinikerk (St Martin’s Church).
LiuweTamminga will be performing alongside the instrumentalists of Combattimento, an ensemble which make no easy assumptions when it comes to baroque music. How did baroque music sound back then? Could we play it differently now? Rougher, slower, or actually with more energy? Combattimento challenges the audience and themselves to approach and listen to the music in a new way. The result: amazingly energetic concerts which will keep the audience on the edge of their seats.
Today we will hear Liuwe Tamminga on the organ, and Combattimento who will perform parts of their current programme Frizzante.
Sunday 21 October 2018, 15.00 – 17.00 (with a break)
Martinikerk, Martinikerkhof 3, 9712 JG Groningen