The English Concert
Under the artistic direction of Harry Bicket and principal guest Kristian Bezuidenhout, The English Concert has earned a reputation for combining urgency, passion and fire with precision, delicacy and beauty.
The artistic partners they collaborate with reflect and enhance their pursuit for new ways to bring their music to life. Joyce DiDonato, Dame Sarah Connolly, Iestyn Davies, Alison Balsom, Trevor Pinnock, Dominic Dromgoole, Tom Morris and many more have not only brought their extraordinary skills to individual projects but continue to help The English Concert shape the way they perform.
One cornerstone of the orchestra’s annual cycle is its international Handel Opera tour. Blossoming from an ongoing relationship with Carnegie Hall, the itinerary now regularly takes in the Theater an der Wien, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Elbphilharmonie and Barbican Hall, and the roster of great halls continues to grow. Meanwhile, their regular London series allows them to explore a radically different path, presenting programmes to their home audience that challenge and inspire. They launched their partnership with Garsington Opera last year with performances of Monterverdi’s Vespers of 1610 and look forward to their first season-in-residence with a production of Mozart’s Mitridate, re di Ponto in summer 2020.
With Bristol Old Vic they performed Messiah in 2017.