European Union Baroque Orchestra

ALISON CROOSE King's Lynn Festival event at St Margaret's Church, King's Lynn

ALISON CROOSE

Twenty young musicians from across Europe gave a gem of a concert delighting an audience that included their patron, the Duke of Kent.

Eubo's newly-appointed music director, Lars Ukrik Mortensen, looks set to enhance the orchestra's reputation as expert expon-ents of baroque music, providing the “experience gap” that launches young musicians into careers with top orchestras.

The orchestra displayed total cohesion in playing a succession of works that make baroque music so enjoyable and cheerfully accessible.


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Zelenka's Hipocondrie opened the programme, and immediately the musicians impressed with their flair and energy, which continued through Handel's Opus 6 Concerto Grosso and Telemann's Overture in B flat.

Muffat's Sonata from Armonico Tributo concludes with a long passacaglia – but to ensure the evening ended with the spirited animation for which they will be remembered, they played the allegro from the Handel concerto as an encore.

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