March 24, 2023

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Music x Museums presented by Viking is an immersive new concert series, inviting audiences into London’s most iconic cultural institutions to experience performances blending classical music with the capital’s most impressive architecture and collections of art.

For the opening concert filmed at the Raphael Court at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields with conductor Oliver Zeffman and countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński present an exciting programme inspired by the V&A’s exhibition ‘Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear’.

The programme includes:

Lully Le Bourgeois gentilhomme – Overture (arr. A. Gies)

Cavalli ‘Lucidissima face’ from La Calisto

Handel ‘Siam prossimi al porto’ from Rinaldo

Handel ‘Furibondo spira il vento’ from Partenope

Caroline Shaw Entr’acte

Handel ‘Cara sposa’ from Rinaldo

Handel ‘Agitato da fiere tempeste’ from Riccardo Primo

Stravinsky Apollo