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New Dutch Academy: Baroque Road Trip
Community Concert

26 April 2019 (Friday) 5:30 pm Duration: 1 hour
The Rotunda, Exchange Square View map


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This free community concert, inspired by the new album from conductor and Baroque violist Simon Murphy and The New Dutch Academy (NDA), is a celebration of the variety, vibrancy and vitality of the European Baroque.

With GRAND TOUR Baroque Road Trip, Murphy takes audiences on an exciting musical journey across Baroque Europe, meeting legendary musical personalities in the glittering musical centres of the time – from Bach in Leipzig to Handel in London. Murphy and his colleagues offer you a taste of the some of the album’s delights, exploring the album’s backstory and offering you unique insights into the minds of the composers and the musical styles of Baroque Europe.

Cocktail reception at 5PM
Concert at 5:30PM


JS Bach Sonata for Viola and Keyboard in G
Adagio and Allegro ma non tanto 

CPE Bach Sonata for Viola and Keyboard in G minor
Allegro Moderato 

Telemann Viola Concerto in G

JS Bach Brandonburg Concerto no. 6 in B-flat
Adagio ma non tanto

Stölzel/JS Bach Aria “Bist du bei mir”

Zelter Viola Concerto in E-flat
Rondo. Un poco moderato

Handel Aria “Tornami a vagheggiar”

de Fesch Aria “La Superbetta”

Programme may be subject to change.

About the New Dutch Academy

Founded by conductor and violist Simon Murphy, The New Dutch Academy (NDA) is an award-winning group of international, young, highly engaged, specialist musicians from around the world who gather in The Hague to explore and perform 18th century music in all its forms. Performing exclusively on authentic instruments, and appearing in its two forms – Chamber Soloists (4 to 12 musicians) and Chamber Orchestra (20 to 35 musicians) – the NDA has won international acclaim for its fresh, vibrant and dynamic performance style, ever since its establishment in 2002.


Simon Murphy, Music Director & Baroque Viola
Myrsini Margariti, Soprano
Aleksandra Renska, Violoncello
Patricia Robaina González, Harpsichord

26 April 2019 (Friday) 5:30 pm Duration: 1 hour
The Rotunda, Exchange Square View map