The Filter Review is about to explode with a veritable feast of baroque music. We have gained access to London's upcoming Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music - one of the most intriguing of the city's many music festivals, and one which consistently lures fascinating performers to the capital (and also uses local talent) for performances at St John's Smith Square and Westminster Abbey. This year's festival, the last programmed by outgoing Artistic Director Kate Bolton, focuses on music from baroque Spain - a rich and exquisite musical co-ordinate which has been touched on on The Filter before. We'll be at three concerts in the festival which starts on 5 May, so stand by for reviews. My grateful thanks are due to the Festival for accommodating The Filter Review; you can find more details on the festival and its progamme from the website here.
If you can't wait that long then the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra were in town last week performing Handel's Giulio Cesare and there's a review just posted which can be accessed here.