8.11.2023 Events, Music, News

Concert: Jakub Józef Orliński & Il Pomo d’Oro at Bozar

Jakub Józef Orliński, a Polish countertenor described as „a rare pearl sparkling among the countertenors of his generation” will be performing for the first time at Bozar. Accompanied by the superb Il Pomo d’Oro ensemble, he will present a selection of arias from the Golden Age of Italian music.

The works of Monteverdi, Cavalli, and Frescobaldi may be more familiar to the public than those of Netti, Moratelli, and Vitali. However, they all have in common that throughout the 17th century, they contributed to the sought-after vocal repertoire, which played a dynamic role in the rise of opera. The program for this very Italian concert also includes Tamburetta by Adam Jarzębski, a Polish composer and poet of the early Baroque period, and violinist in the court orchestra of King Sigismund III.

November 8, 20:00
Henry Le Boeuf Hall
Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels


Programme: Claudio Monteverdi E pur io torno qui (L’incoronazione di Poppea), Voglio di vita uscir; Biagio Marini Passacaglia; Giulio Caccini Amarilli, mia bella; Girolamo Frescobaldi Aria di passacaglio (Così mi disprezzate) ; Johann Kaspar Kerll Sonata for 2 Violins in F major ; Barbara Strozzi L’Amante consolato (Cantate, ariette, e duetti) ; Pier Francesco Cavalli Incomprensibil nume (Pompeo Magno) ; Carlo Pallavicino Sinfonia (Demetrio) ; Giovanni Cesare Netti Misero core. Si,si,si scioglia si…Dolcissime catene (La Filli) ; Antonio Sartorio La certezza di sua fede (Antonino e Pompeianio) ; Giovanni Cesare Netti Quanto più la donna invecchia (L’Adamiro TN V.1 b) , Son vecchia, patienza (L’Adamiro TN V.1b) ; Adam Jarzębski Tamburetta ; Sebastiano Moratelli Lungi dai nostri cor (La Faretra smarrita).

Jakub Józef Orliński – exceptional legato, great power in the lower parts, precise diction, sublime theatrical talent – these are just some of the compliments showered on Orliński by the music press. A graduate of Warsaw’s Fryderyk Chopin University of Music (2014), New York’s prestigious Juilliard School of Music (2017), winner of a major Polish prize “Paszport Polityki” (2019) and multiple top international awards, the young Polish countertenor has already recorded 5 albums. His latest CD entitled “Farewells” (2022) presents a panorama of songs by Polish composers of the 20th and 21st centuries, ranging from Stanisław Moniuszko and Mieczysław Karłowicz to Henryk Czyż and Paweł Lukaszewski. Jakub Józef Orliński lives in Warsaw. In his spare time, he practices breakdance and other dance styles.

For those who want to find out more: https://jakubjozeforlinski.com & interview on France Musique (from 1h30min35′)



Il Pomo d’Oro – a renowned European orchestra founded by Gesine Lübben and Giulio d’Alessio in 2012 in Venice. The orchestra specializes in performing pieces from the Baroque and Classical periods, with a particular focus on operas. It is currently based in Zurich, Switzerland.

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