Who is Domenico Scarlatti?

The title of our upcoming concert ‘The Scarlatti Sphere’ refers to a Neapolitan composer Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757). Here is the 5 facts and stories about him… 1. Domenico Scarlatti was born in 1685, the same year as Johan Sebastian Bach and George Friedric Handel. And his father is also a famous composer, Alessandro Scarlatti. 2.Continue reading “Who is Domenico Scarlatti?”

Travelling Musicians

Are you missing travelling overseas? In such a travel deprived time, I would like to take you to the musical journey throughout Europe, from South to North. Have you ever imagined how it was like to travel in the 17th century Europe before the advent of rails? It should not have been so easy evenContinue reading “Travelling Musicians”

The Concert

Since I was asked by my friend about the picture on the flyer of our upcoming concert, here is all about it. It’s ‘The Concert’ by Gerrit (Gerard) van Honthorst (1592-1656), a Dutch Golden Age painter. Musicians are happily singing and playing a violin, a violone(?), a lute and a cittern, sit around the partContinue reading “The Concert”

What is ‘Baroque’?

The English word baroque comes directly from the French (as the modern standard English-language spelling might suggest). Some scholars state that the French word originated from the Portuguese term barroco (“a flawed pearl”), other sources suggest a Medieval Latin term used in logic, baroco, as the most likely source.*1 In the 16th century, the Medieval Latin word ‘baroco’ moved beyond scholastic logic and came intoContinue reading “What is ‘Baroque’?”

Covid-19 Audience Safety Guidance

(Updated on 20 August 2021) The safety and comfort of our audience are really important to us. Although most of the restrictions for indoor events are now lifted, we still take some COVID-19 safety measures in place for our events to ensure the best possible experience for audiences, artists, and staff. These measures are inContinue reading “Covid-19 Audience Safety Guidance”