La Follia

Date: Sunday 24 April 2022 3pm
Venue: Hawk’s Well Theatre, Temple Street, Sligo
Admission: €23/€10 students
Booking: The Hawk’s Well Theatre 071 9161518 or

A Baroque Stravaganza

Irish Baroque Orchestra with Alfredo Bernardini (director)

Irish Baroque Orchestra with Alfredo Bernardini Con Brio Music Series



Fux Concerto “Le dolcezze e l’amarezze della notte”
Vivaldi Violin Concerto in D “L’inquietudine” (soloist Claire Duff)
Telemann Concerto for Oboe in C minor
Zelenka Hypochondria à 7 concertanti
Keiser Sinfonia from “Der lächerliche Printz Jodelet”
Geminiani Concerto Grosso Op.5 No.12 “La Follia”
Mozart Galimathias Musicum KV 32 (excerpts)


Alfredo Bernadini directs the IBO in a vibrant programme of works from the Italian baroque period exploring the charm of madness and disorder in music! Alfredo is an Italian oboist and conductor, and the co-founder of the ensemble Zefiro. He is a specialist in Baroque oboe, and he has concentrated on early music for most of his career. He received his musical education in the Netherlands and he earned his soloist diploma from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in 1987. Bernardini has performed internationally with such ensembles as the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, the Bach Collegium Japan, Hespèrion XX, Le Concert des Nations, La Petite Bande, the English Concert, the Freiburger Barockorchester, and other major early music groups.” (Blair Sanderson)

The Irish Baroque Orchestra is acclaimed as Ireland’s flagship period music ensemble and delivers historically-informed performances to the highest standards at home and abroad. Under the artistic direction of Peter Whelan, scholarship and musical excellence converge in a unique way through the IBO’s work. This creates an original offering like no other organisation on the Irish classical music scene.


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