|Hugo Ticciati and O/Modernt|
The idea is not to 'rock up' Vivaldi but to emphasise the 'latent rock' in his music by artful pairing. There are innovations, the two soloists in the double cello concerto are a bassoon and a double bass, the basso continuo is played on a Hammond Organ, which should create a rather interesting sonic buzz. You may bridle at the idea of a Hammond Organ, but plenty of classical ensembles beef up the continuo in various ways and take a creative view, this is just an additional step. In La Folia, the soloists will be performing improvised rock-style cadenzas. The works by Metallica, Dream Theater and Muse will be interspersed between the movements of the Vivaldi to create a seamless whole.
So go along without pre-conceptions and listen to Vivaldi with new ears. Further information from the Kings Place website.