The Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century

Rediscovering the holiest of the holy
Sat 29 Oct 16:00
Large Hall
Past event
Sat 29 Oct
Past event


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Ouverture Mitridate
Gaetano Ciandelli Cello Concerto in C
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sinfonia Concertante


Giovanni Sollima cello
Edgar Moreau cello
Alexander Janiczek violin and conducting
Orkest van de Achttiende Eeuw

Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra belongs to the holiest of the holy works in the classical genre. That’s why it’ll be so enthralling to see and hear Edgar Moreau perform the viola part on cello.

Giovanni Sollima is the type of musician who continually aims to astonish and astound with his latest musical discoveries. This year, he’ll be conjuring up a Gaetano Ciandelli cello concerto that he found during lockdown.

Ciandelli was a Neapolitan cellist and composer (dates of birth and death unknown) as was his son, Gaetano, who was a star pupil of none less than Paganini himself. Sollima will be performing this concerto at this year's Cello Biennale for the first time in more than two hundred years!

Related musicians

Alexander Janiczek

Violin and leader

Edgar Moreau


Giovanni Sollima


Orkest van de 18e Eeuw

The Orchestra of the 18th Century was founded in 1981 by Frans Brüggen, Lucy van Dael, and a number of friends. The orchestra consists of approximately 50 members from all over the world, with 20 nati…