What does Don Quixote fighting a windmill sound like? How did Biber write polytonality two centuries before it was invented? Hear the comic, the crazy, and the sublime in this programme of evocative baroque music. NZ Barok presents an inspiring and unforgettable programme of descriptive music from the Baroque period. Baroque recorders, theorbo, baroque guitar and percussion will join the strings of NZ Barok to bring these pieces of musical genius to life in all their foot-tapping and astonishingly expressive glory.
NZ Barok thanks Pub Charity, Foundation North, Dragon Community Trust, The Wallace Arts Foundation, Dame Jenny Gibbs and The Stout Trust for their support.
NZ Barok is New Zealand’s only period instrument orchestra. Comprising leading baroque specialists from all over New Zealand, NZ Barok performs using instruments and playing styles of the period, breathing fresh life and vitality into baroque and classical masterpieces and lesser-known musical treasures from the 18th century.
“…authentic, classy and spirited performances… I certainly look forward to any future opportunities to hear NZ Barok.” - Tony Ryan, Upbeat, Radio NZ, 17th October 2018
“NZ Barok are a revelation… the distinctive sound of their authentic instruments in perfect balance.” -Theatre Review