{oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna

The {oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna was founded in 2012 in Katowice in Poland. Martyna Pastuszka took over as musical director. The musicians orientate their work on historically informed performance practice.

In close collaboration with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice the Orkiestra Historyczna plays regular concerts in the “Early Music” series, which are also broadcast on radio, giving the orchestra opportunities to perform with renowned soloists including Andreas Staier, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Julien Chauvin, Marco Beasley, Jean-Guihen Queyras. In collaboration with Czech artists, the Orkiestra Historyczna also participated in staged productions of Domenico Sarro’s Didone abbandonata and Johann Adolph Hasse’s Arminio, shown inter alia in Prague, Ostrava and Brno, also in Katowice and Warsaw. The Orkiestra Historyczna has been involved in several CD productions, including a recording of violin and harpsichord concertos by Johann Friedrich Schreyfogel, Christoph Schaffrath and Gaspare Visconti,  the album Concerto Grosso. An Émigré to the British Isles with works by Francesco and Alessandro Scarlatti, Francesco Geminiani and Arcangelo Corelli, also a CD with French instrumental music by Lully, Campra, Couperin, Correte and Marais. The ensemble appeared for the first time at the Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival in Leonardo Vinci’s Gismondo, rè di Polonia. The CD recording of this opera won two outstanding rewards with the Deutschen Schallplattenkritik prize (German Record Critics’ Award) and “Le Clef” of ResMusica

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