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Acadèmia 1750, the Orchestra of the Festival

The Baroque Orchestra of the Torroella de Montgrí Festival, as it was then called, was established in 2006 with the aim of providing the Festival with its own instrumental grouping.

The orchestra was a development of an earlier ensemble, La Principessa Filosofa, adapted to the Festival’s needs, and its first appearance in public was the first performance in Catalonia of Mozart’s oratorio, Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots, K35, conducted by Marek Stryncl. Since then the orchestra has performed a variety of programmes in collaboration with distinguished experts in period performance, such as Ottavio Dantone (Juditha Triumphans), Alfredo Bernardini (“Sturm und Drang or the birth of German Romanticism”) and Paul Goodwin (“A Handel Gala”). 

The members of the Acadèmia 1750 are specialists in period-style performance and share a professional interest in the study of original instruments. They are also members of such well-known ensembles as Le Concert des Nations, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Concerto Köln, Al Ayre Español and El Concierto Español. 

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