This Baroque ensemble, in residence at the Grand Théâtre de Provence in Aix-en-Provence, takes its name from a famous establishment run by Gottfried Zimmermann, a place of harmony at the heart of 18th century Leipzig, where coffee amateurs and enlightened music lovers would meet while listening to the Collegium Musicum, conducted by Georg Philipp Telemann and Johann Sebastian Bach.
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Cafe Zimmermann brings together famous musicians from the international baroque scene, tied to the ensemble since its creation, and creators of its unique musical identity. Orchestral projects created as part of the residence at the Grand Theatre de Provence are a good opportunity to collaborate with renowned artists. In October 2016, Cafe Zimmermann will offer a new programme focusing on Telemann and his dramatic cantata Ino, with Dutch soprano Lenneke Ruiten, which will be presented at the Grand Théâtre de Provence in Aix-en-Provence. The ensemble also welcomes harpsichordist Andreas Staier, who will perform several pieces for two harpsichords by Johann Sebastian Bach and his sons, with Celine Frisch and Cafe Zimmermann's musicians, on March 2, 2017 in Aix-en-Provence (Grand Theatre de Provence), March 4 in Amsterdam (Muziekgebouw), March 5 in La Haye (Zuiderstrandtheater) and March 12 in Dijon (Opera).
Cafe Zimmermann performs on important French and European scenes, and as part of international tours. After its tour around Mexico in October 2015, the ensemble's musicians will cross the Atlantic again for two concerts in Canada in November 2016, for the Bach Festival of Montreal. With Benoit Arnould, they will interpret religious cantatas by J.S. Bach.
Besides, Cafe Zimmermann will be in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region throughout the whole 2016-2017 season, in Aix-en-Provence but also in Chaillol (for the Festival de Chaillol musical weekends), Digne-les-Bains (cultural season at the René Char's cultural centre), Berre l'Etang (cultural season at the Forum de l'Etang-de-Berre), Morières-lès-Avignon, Mazan and Noves (Nomade(s) de la Garance tour – Cavaillon national stage). This tour, in the months of March and April 2017, is organized in collaboration with Prodig’Art within the framework of « Détours en région » plan.
Cafe Zimmermann is both critically and publicly acclaimed, not only for its concerts but also for its recordings. The ensemble is still collaborating with the Alpha label and recorded vocal and chamber music pieces by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach in April 2016, with tenor Rupert Charlesworth. This new record project's release is expected by Autumn 2016. Cafe Zimmermann will present this programme during a tour in November 2016, the 8th in Paris – Salle Cortot (Maillard Productions), the 9th at the Chapelle Corneille (Rouen Opera), the 10th at AMUZ in Anvers and the 12th at La Colonne theatre in Miramas.
Last but not least, throughout this season Cafe Zimmermann will develop and introduce a wide range of audiences to many awareness projects focusing on 18th century music, especially in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.
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J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach: “Bach und Söhne”
Anlässlich des dreihundertjährigen Geburtstags Carl Philipp Emanuel Bachs zollt Café Zimmermann diesem ein musikalisches Tribut. Der zweite Sohn von J.S. Bach verkörpert eine Findungsphase zwischen Barock und klassischer Ästhetik, charakterisiert durch eine schwungvolle Entwicklung, die mit dem Wandel der europäischen Gesellschaft einherging.
A. Vivaldi: “ESTRO ARMONICO”
Estro Armonico Op. 3 wurde von Antonio Vivaldi im Jahre 1711 geschrieben und ist eine Sammlung bestehend aus zwölf Konzerten für 1, 2 und 4 Violinen. Dieses Stück steigerte die Bekanntheit Vivaldis als Komponist und Violinist. Die Werke gelten als die einflussreichste Sammlung für Instrumentalmusik des gesamten 18. Jahrhunderts.
Record Alpha Productions - November 2013
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