GOfBaroque

EUBO Development Trust

European Year of Cultural Heritage Cooperation Projects

England

2018

Total project grant (euros)

200,000.00

Sub-programme

Culture

Funding scheme

Creative Europe

Call number

EACEA 29/2017

Project date

1 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2019

Number of partners in project

3

Lead organisation

Amuz (Festival Van Vlaanderen-Antwepen), Belgium

Partners

Eubo Development Trust, England

Kulturstiftung Sachsen-Anhalt, Denmark

Osauhing Erp, Estonia

The baroque era gave rise to one of the most significant artistic movements to have encompassed Europe, permeating every artform during the 17th and 18th centuries. GOfBaroque [GOfB] will ensure that baroque music techniques, skills, and understanding are safeguarded, reimagined and revitalised for the 21st century.

GOfB promotes a cultural identity shared by all Europeans, not just musical but geographical, philosophical, political and historical. AMUZ, a venue for historically-informed performance in Antwerp (BE), will lead GOfB, with music organisations from Germany, Estonia and the UK, supported by international associate partners pre-eminent in the baroque music field.

In 2018, under the EU flag and in the context of Antwerp Baroque 2018, GOfB will:

-Present 80 concerts between May and December as part of the 1618 BEFORE & BEYOND festival

-Curate the opening event on 31 May with an orchestra of young EU baroque musicians

-Promote a baroque music Summer Academy in Antwerp for students from all over Europe to discover and develop performance skills and techniques with world-class teachers

-Recruit, train and re-create a pan-European baroque orchestra of young musicians, building on the successful model of EU Cultural Ambassador, European Union Baroque Orchestra [EUBO]

-Facilitate 20 live baroque music events for EUBO at prestigious venues/festivals throughout Europe, integrated with audience development activities

-Share skills, expertise and experience with teenage baroque instrumentalists of Germany’s Bachs Erben, and with their Flemish counterparts

-Excite children through interactive presentations of baroque music

-Film, with a German puppet theatre, a modern parable of conflict, resolution and renewal, with music by Vivaldi, to create a digital resource to introduce children to baroque music

-Communicate digitally to inform and entertain, including live-streaming and a digital concert hall platform

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