Valencia Baryton Project
7:30 pm Monday March 20, 2023
A new soundscape to modern composition.
The Valencia Baryton Project was formed by colleagues from the opera of the Palau de les Arts (Valencia) and the Orchestre Nationale de Montpellier with the vision of performing the nearly 160 works written by Franz Joseph Haydn for the baryton. At the heart of the ensemble is the traditional baryton trio – baryton, viola, and violoncello – for which Haydn wrote 123 works of outstanding beauty during his time as the court composer for the Prince Esterhazy of Austria. With Matthew Baker, one of only a handful baryton performers in the world, the Valencia Baryton Project have delighted audiences in North, Central and South America as well as Europe with what is considered to have been the pinnacle of aristocratic instruments of the classical era. Their work has been described as ‘delightfully inventive”.
** The Baryton player, Matthew Baker, is also hosting a pre-concert talk
at the Vernon Museum – 7 pm on March 19th. **
The baryton has 16 strings – 6 on the front and 10 on the back, played like a harp. Popular for about a hundred years in the 16th century, the classical baryton was considered the pinnacle of aristocratic instruments and was the preferred instrument of Joseph Haydn’s patron, Prince Esterhazy. Today it is played by only a handful of people in the world. Come meet and hear this rare instrument in an intimate pre-concert talk with Matt Baker on Sunday, March 19 at 7pm at the Vernon Museum.
More about the Valencia Baryton Project.
Click on the links below to view a couple of short videos of the Valencia Baryton Project:
SINGLE CONCERT TICKETS
Adults – $40 22 and Under – $20
Guest of a subscription member $35
Purchase tickets at:
Phone: (250) 549-SHOW (7469)
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Visit The Performing Arts Centre Foyer
3800-34th Street, Vernon
All concerts are held in the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre.