231122 Academy of Ancient Music Maria Theresa


Agnesi - Licenza from Sofonsiba

Haydn - Symphony No. 48 'Maria Theresa'

Martinez - Berenice, che fai

Hasse - Sinfonia from Ruggiero

Martinez - Keyboard Concerto

Gluck - 'Non vi turbate' from Alceste

Agnesi - Symphony in D major

Two hours including interval


Academy of Ancient Music

Laurence Cummings - conductor

Box Office

Cambridge Live 01223 357851

£37.50–£18.50. £5 for under-35s (AAMplify scheme).

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Pre-Concert Talk

A free pre-concert talk will take place at 6.30pm in the auditorium.

They called her the ‘mother-in-law of Europe’, but as monarch, war-leader, diplomat and patron of the arts, the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria was one or the most extraordinary rulers in European history. Tonight, Academy of Ancient Music pays homage: recreating an era of splendour, innovation and music without limits.

Some of the names need no introduction – and Gluck, Haydn and the young Mozart were just some of the stars who shone around Maria Theresa’s throne. But just as the Empress herself defied convention, so Academy of Ancient Music will explore some more neglected names too: Maria Teresa Agnesi and Marianna Martinez are composers of striking originality and inspiration who flourished during the reign of a truly exceptional woman.

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