The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2016/17 Baroque Variations series kicks off with the return of L’Arpeggiata to the Walt Disney Concert Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m.
The L.A. Philharmonic performed “L’Arpeggiata” in 2010. (Photo courtesy of Michael Unifier)
Led by Christina Pluhar, the ensemble blends early music with sensibilities from other musical genres. Its performances are marked by highly virtuosic instrumental and vocal improvisations.
L’Arpeggiata is a Baroque music ensemble founded and directed by the Austrian-born Pluhar. The group’s aim is to revive an almost unknown repertoire and focus on Italian music of the 17th century. L’Arpeggiata’s philosophy is to bring together artists from diverse musical backgrounds around projects devised by Pluhar according to careful musicological research – and an open spirit.
The 2016/17 Baroque Variations series at Walt Disney Concert Hall features concerts from some of the world’s most renowned Baroque ensembles. Highlights this season include the Venice Baroque Orchestra performing Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons,” Fretwork playing pieces in the early English “in Nomine” tradition, and a performance of Bach’s monumental B-minor Mass. For more information, visit www.laphil.com or call (323)850-2000.