"Music of the Hapsburg Court & Helmut Schmidinger"
Ensemble Castor, which was founded in 2010 by Austrian international successfully working musicians, is devoted to string chamber music of the period between 1600 and 1750. The main focus is on the Itailan Seicento and Settecento as well as on the pre-classical music in Austria and Germany.
Ensemble Castor performs at many international festivals such as ‘Internationale Barocktage Melk’, ‘Carinthischer Sommer’, ‘Festival St.Gallen’, Donaufestwochen Strudengau, ‘Fränkischer Sommer’, ‘Händel Haus Halle’ etc.
In 2015 Castor won the culture prize of the city of Linz. Many excellent concert reviews give evidence of the high quality work: ‘The young ensemble offered fulminant interpretations’, ‘Castor awakes early music to completely new life’.
The name Castor refers to the twin stars Castor and Pollux in the zodiac of Gemini.
The internationally successful musicians have spirited Italian music in their blood. Late baroque music can only be interpreted so genuinely, so excitingly phrased, so finely balanced in terms of sound, if creative quality and unconditional commitment coincide.
Oberösterreichische Nachrichten, M. Wruss, 9.12.2015
J.H.Schmelzer: Sonata IV für Violine und B.c.
A.Bertali: Chiacona for violin and B.c.
H.I.F.Biber: Sonata V für Violine und B.c.
Helmut Schmidinger, (Austrian composer -*1969): zFindlinge (2021) For string trio
J.Haydn: Divertimento Hob.XI /31 für Violine, Viola und Violoncello
Helmut Schmidinger: "Vergangenheiten sind dir eingepflanzt, um sich aus Dir, wie Gärten, zu erheben.“ (2021) For violin, viola, cello and harpsichord
W.A.Mozart: Sonate für Violine und Cembalo in e-Moll KV 304
Tickets: general Admission $20
- Includes post concert reception sponsored by the Austrian Embassy
Tuesday, September 27, 2020
Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Church of St. Bartholomew
125 MacKay Street
Tickets: General admission - $20
- includes post concert reception
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