Dancing Vivaldi


1st part

Conert nº3 Brandenburg J. S. Bach

Coreography of Rodolfo Castellanos

12 minuts

Suite Abdelazer of Henry Purcell

15 minuts


2nd part

Gloria RV589 in re major for chorus, soloists and orchestra A. Vivaldi (1678-1741)

35 minuts


Artistic and Technical Information

  • Production: PAR in Dance
  • Coreography: Rodolfo Castellanos and Jamal Callender
  • Musical direction: Pedro Pardo
  • Music: Orquestra Simfònica Victoria de los Ángeles
  • Chorus: Orfeò Lleidatà
  • Escenography: Rodolfo Castellanos and Jamal Callender
  • Technical chief: Enric Salvador
  • Lighting: Lluis Adell
  • Repetiteur: Anael Martín
  • Costumes: Carles Solé
  • Technical Support: Carles Pirla, Santi Miquel i Pol Boltrans
  • Photography: Josep Guindo

Bach – Purcell – Vivaldi

A journey through european baroque music that connect us with the present through dance

Baroque music is undoubtedly the one that best connects with today’s society and the tastes of 21st century music. Its constant rhythm, without the rubatos that would arrive 200 years later and would make music enter the world of emotions, its clear harmony and at the time the contrapuntal complexity link perfectly with music that we can listen to on any radio station today. It is no coincidence that many of the great jazz musicians have made versions in their own style of works such as the Brandenburg Concertos or the Bachiana fugues, and this rhythmic firmness has allowed us to imagine perfectly choreographible music.

The three composers that we can listen to are the greatest representatives of the Baroque from each of their countries:

Purcell, who died aged only 36, is without doubt the greatest English musician of the 17th century. His Abdelazer Suite is the incidental music he wrote for Aphra Behn’s play ‘The Moor’s Revenge’ in 1695, the very year of his death. It is a true soundtrack that has survived to this day thanks to the Rondo made famous by Benjamin Britten to his orchestra guide for young people.

With Bach, we meet one of the greatest composers of all time. His genius goes beyond the musical fact and the music of today would not be the same if Bach had not existed. His Third Brandenburg Concerto in G major BWV 1048 composed in 1721 is part of the set of six concertos that have become a capital work in the history of music. They constitute a whole summary of the concerto grosso baroque at the time that the instrumental concerts of classicism are advanced.

Finally, Vivaldi’s Glory of 1713 is, along with his “Four Seasons” one of his most important works. Premiered at the Ospedale della Pietà, Vivaldi extracts all the resources of the string, combining them with the heart and the soloists and creating a liturgical work with a very high dramatic component. The combination of baroque music and the dance created from it can become a real pleasure for the senses.

Pedro Pardo, musical director



Autumm Tour 2021

  • Lleida, October 30th, La llotja de Lleida
  • Terrassa, November 6th and 7th, La Factoria Cultural de Terrasa
  • Vic, November 12th , l’Atlàntida de Vic
  • Manresa, November 13th, Kursaal de Manresa
  • Sant Cugat del Vallès, November 14th, Teatre Auditori
  • Castellbisbal, November 20th, Els Costals de Castellbisbal