Insula orchestra’s artistic project is built around a repertoire ranging mainly from the Classical to the Romantic eras. Mozart, Schubert or Weber form naturally the core of this repertoire with symphonic programmes as well as programmes with choir and soloists.
The orchestra plays on period instruments, working on sonority appropriate for today’s large concert halls. The project relies first and foremost on an emotional and stylistic research. The musicians – gathered around a small group of renowned and experienced section leaders – are recruited among the young generation graduating from European specialised higher education institutions.
Laurence Equilbey and her vibrant Insula orchestra make their UK debut at the Barbican Centre on 21 September 2015, coinciding with their CD release of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice with Franco FagioliRead more