The New Baroque Times benefits from the “Art et vie” program of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. This program aims to promote a quality live performances programming with the support of subsidies.
The New Baroque Times
Since its première in december 2012, The New Baroque Times is widely considered as one of the finest baroque ensembles in Belgium. Praised by the specialized music press, this Brussels-based group is recognized for its hot-blooded temperament and the high artistic quality of its performances.
The New Baroque Times explores and reinvents the tonal universe of music from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, performing on period instruments and employing historical performance practice. Looking to escape the dogmas of “classical” performance and aiming to whet the appetite of today’s general public, secular and sacred repertoire fuel the ensemble’s creation of spectacles combining music, poetry, dance and/or visual arts, bringing together ancient and modern art forms.
As result of the artistic residence at Instituto Cervantes Brussels, The New Baroque Times Voices develops three concert seasons, a conference cycle and a program of cultural exchange.
The New Baroque Times varies its ensemble configuration from program to program and fosters collaborations with other distinguished performing ensembles as Astoria, Chapelle Musicale de Tournai (Philippe Gérard), Brussels Chamber Orchestra, La Cetra d’Orfeo or RedHerring baroque ensemble (Patrick Denecker) and works under the baton of conductors like Hansjörg Albrecht or Dirk Vermeulen.
The New Baroque Times participates to many contemporary creations (BRASS Centre Culturel Forest, AMUZ) and performs in prestigious festivals and concert halls in Belgium (BOZAR, Festival van Vlaanderen, Festival de Wallonie, Midis Minimes, Zomer van Sint-Pieter, AMUZ, Classissimo, FestiVita! CPE Festival, New Baroque Festival, Concerts du Printemps à l’Abbaye de Val-Dieu, Festival International Max van der Linden, Ars in Cathedrali, Festival de Musique Ancienne de Verviers, Les Grandes Heures de La Cambre, Stadsschouwburg Leuven, Capitole (Gent), Royal Chapel, European Parliament), Spain (Radio Nacional de España, Festival Internacional de Arte Sacro, Festival Música para la Semana Santa, Música do Camiño, Atardeceres musicales en Valdediós) France (Festival de La Charité-sur-Loire, Rencontres Culturelles en Pévèle- Carembault) and Luxembourg (Musique dans la Vallée d’Attert).
The New Baroque Times releases Orlando, its first CD recording with Italian countertenor Filippo Mineccia, on September 2020 for Glossa. This recording is praised by the specialized music press.
The second recording, Misa Tango, in collaboration with Astoria is recently released by Antarctica records.
Pablo García | artistic director
Originally from Valencia (Spain), Pablo studies violin with Boris Kuniev, Manuel Villuendas and Mario Peris. He studies historical performance practice at the Academia de Música Antigua Universidad de Salamanca with Enrico Gatti, Kees Koelmans, Wim ten Have, Jacques Ogg and Peter Frankenberg and plays in numerous concerts in the context of Salamanca Capital Cultural 2002.
He graduates from Brussels Royal Conservatory (Belgium) with a master in baroque violin and completes his musical education in masterclasses with Sigiswald and Barthold Kuijken, Peter Van Heyghen, Paul Dombrecht and Erik Van Nevel.
He studies orchestral conducting for two years at the Conservatory of Lille (France) with Jean-Sébastien Béreau.
He performs regularly with Haydn Sinfonietta Wien (Austria), Les Agrémens, RedHerring (Belgium), Cölner Barockorchester (Germany), Orquesta Barroca de la Universidad de Salamanca, Nereydas (Spain) and other ensembles in The Netherlands, France, Italy, Portugal and Poland. He records for BIS, Ricercar and Glossa.
Pablo studies marketing and management and works at the sales department of Harmonia Mundi Ibèrica (Madrid) and as shop manager and translator for Alpha Productions (Paris).
He is cofounder of The New Baroque Times.