Bangkok to Go Baroque for 17th Century Concerto

BANGKOK — Travel to 17th century Italy next week when a duo performs baroque music with original instruments at a downtown concert hall.

Harpsichordist Alberto Firrincieli and lutist Jacopo Gianninoto will take over a university hall as part of an Italian festival to play pieces from the 1600s and 1700s with instruments popular at the time.

Baroque music is known for its use of the harpsichord, which fell out of favor after the piano was invented in the 18th century. Lutes were commonly used as accompaniment.

Sounds from the XVII Century Italian Courts will start 7pm on Thursday in the Music Hall of Chulalongkorn University. It’s reachable via taxi from BTS Ratchadamri, BTS Siam or MRT Sam Yan. Entry is free, but online registration is required.