Saturday, October 1
The Great Concert Hall of the Croatian National Theater in Varaždin, 8.00 p.m.

Concert on the occasion of 25 years of diplomatic relations between Israel and the Republic of Croatia


Barrocade Israeli Baroque Collective
Shlomit Sivan, violin
Sonia Navot, viola da gamba
Amit Tiefenbrunn, violone
Ofir Ben-Zion, double bass
Adi Silberberg, recorders
Jacob Reuven, mandolin
Eyal Leber, guitar
Nadav Ovadia,  percussion
Eitan Hoffer, heorbo
Yizhar Karshon, harpsichord

Maya Ami, mezzosopran
Yaniv’d Or, kontratenor



Orazio Vecchi
Saltarello detto trivella

Claudio Monteverdi
Quel sguardo sdegnosetto
Pur ti miro from the opera L’incoronazione di Poppea

Gaspar Sanz

Vurria, ca fosse ciaola

Iganzio Albertini
Sonata for violin and basso continuo

Antonio Sartorio
Quando voglio, con un vezzo from the opera Giulio Cesare in Egitto

Étienne Moulinié
Rio de Sevilla

Francisco Escalada
Canten dos jilguerillos

Traditional Ladino
A la una yo nací

Isaac Albéniz

Traditional Croatian songs:
Polegala trava detela
Jabuko rumena

Traditional Ladino
El rey de Francia
Avre tu puerta cerrada
Axerico de quinze años

G. Sanz

Traditional Ladino
Los guisados de la Berenjena

Violeta Parra
Gracias a la vida


About the programme:

Founded in 2007 by a group of passionate young musicians led by viola da gamba player Amit Tiefenbrunn, the Barrocade ensemble is now one of the most outstanding ensembles on the Israeli musical scene. Barrocade has been appearing in all the major concert halls in Israel, among them the prestigious Tel-Aviv Museum, where it gives regular series of concerts. It has also participated in all of Israel’s major festivals, including the Israel Festival. Lead violinist Shlomit Sivan is the group’s general manager. The ensemble members, all graduates of leading European academies, specialize in early music, and play period instruments. The ensemble’s string instruments were built by its music director Amit Tiefenbrunn, and the bows by lute player Eitan Hoffer. Some of Israel’s best musicians play with the ensemble. Barrocade normally plays without a conductor, after the custom of the Baroque era, but collaborates with international conductors in performing large Baroque pieces such as oratorios and operas. The ensemble is famous for its rich sound that is owed to its large and varied basso continuo section. Over the years, Barrocade has collaborated with many international musicians. Among them were conductors Philip Picket, David Stern, Matthew Halls and Shalev Ad-El; violinists Patrick Cohen-Akenine and Kati Debretzeni; and singers Marten Engeltjes, Marek Rzebka, Markus Ullmann and Robert Sellier. For already more than ten years, the ensemble regularly collaborates with the Estonian conductor and violinist Andres Mustonen, and has performed under his baton in Israel but also in Estonia, Latvia and Russia. Together with leading Estonian choirs, they have performed works by Vivaldi and Bach, with noteworthy success. This year it is Barrocade’s second appearance in the Varaždin Baroque Evenings Festival in Croatia, in 2008 Barrocade was granted the Prize of the Excelling Concert of the festival. It has also represented Israel in concerts in Potsdam Festival, USA, and in Tbilisi, Georgia and Latvia. It participated in the performance of Purcell’s semi-opera The Fairy Queen in Israel and in London’s Wigmore Hall, in collaboration with the British Ensemble Retrospect. From 2019, Barrocade is the permanent Baroque Ensemble of the Israeli Opera Tel-Aviv , and is taking part in the Opera season.