L’Arpeggiata / Christina Pluhar

The Golden Tower 

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Utrecht, TivoliVredenburg / Grote zaal
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L'Arpeggiata / Christina Pluhar

NB: This concert is also streamed live on EMTV. In TivoliVredenburg, Cloud Nine, you will have a virtual front row-seat at the concert of L'Arpeggiata. Enjoy this Baroque drama with star soloists on a large screen and with top-quality sound. Click here to order tickets for the EMTV Streaming Session.

On the banks of the Guadalquivir stands Seville's pride: the Torre del Oro. The twelve-sided tower overlooks the harbour that for centuries was home to Spanish galleons which sailed to South America full of dreams and returned loaded with gold.

With theorbo, three star-soloists and a sublime instrumental cast, Christina Pluhar skips back and forth between the Old and the New World. The golden tower sparkles as usual thanks to the ground-breaking music of the Sevillian Alonso Mudarra. His Tres libros de música and cifra para vihuela houses vocal works that are among the oldest surviving solo songs with instrumental accompaniment. Where terra incognita is revealed, the Baroque beckons in Spanish and South American jácaras, fandangos, folías, canarios, ciacconas, joropos and pajarillos.


  • Alonso Mudarra

    Si me llaman

  • Alonso Mudarra / Santiago de Murcia / Traditional, Mexico

    Guardame la vacas / Los Impossibles / La Lloroncita 

  • Anonymous

    Jácara: No hay que decirle el primor 

    17th century
  • Nicola Matteis / arr. Christina Pluhar / Improvisation

    La Dia Spagnola Instrumental 

    1670?-1737 / 1965- 
  • Henry le Bailly / arr. Christina Pluhar  

    Yo soy la locura 

  • Traditional, Venezuela 

    Zumba che zumba Instrumental

  • Lucas Ruiz de Ribayaz / Improvisation

    Españoletas instrumental 

    fl. 17th century
  • Diego Pisador

    Los Delfines 

  • Traditional, Mexico / arr. Christina Pluhar  

    La Llorona 

  • Traditional, Venezuela 


  • Alonso Mudarra

    Claros y frescos ríos

  • Santiago de Murcia / arr. Christina Pluhar / Improvisation

    Folías Instrumental

  • Constantino Ramones

    La embarazada del viento (Gaita Margariteña) 

  • Traditional / arr. Luis Mariano Rivera

    La Cocoroba

  • Santiago de Murcia 

    Fandango Instrumental 

  • Alonso Mudarra 

    La mañana de Sant Juan 

  • Traditional, Venezuela 

    Pájarillo Verde

  • Traditional, Mexico 

    La bruja 

  • Juan Bautista Plaza

    El Curruchá

    Programme subject to change



  • Céline Scheen soprano
  • Vincenzo Capezzuto alto
  • Luciana Mancini mezzosoprano
  • L’Arpeggiata
  • Doron Sherwin cornett
  • Jorge Jimenez violin
  • Josep Maria Marti Duran theorbo, baroque guitar
  • Carlotte Pupulin harp
  • Manon Papasergio viola da gamba, harp
  • Sergey Saprychey percussion
  • Leonardo Teruggi bass
  • Dani Espasa harpsichord, organ
  • Leo Rondon cuatro
  • Rafael Mejias maracas
  • Christina Pluhar theorbo, dramaturgy, musical direction

With introduction

About the performers

For each project with L’Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar brings together a group of exceptional, often young, musicians. Since its foundation in 2000, the ensemble’s concerts and recordings have been warmly received by press and public alike. L’Arpeggiata often brings less familiar repertoire back into the limelight, focusing on French, Italian and Neapolitan music from the 17th century, in which improvisation plays a major role. L’Arpeggiata appears at all the major festivals in Europe and is a very welcome guest in Utrecht.  
Christina Pluhar studied classical guitar, lute and harp in Basel, The Hague and Milan, where she studied with Paul O’Dette, Andrew Lawrence King and Jesper Christensen. She began her career in the basso continuo group of ensembles such as La Fenice, Hespèrion XXI, Les Musiciens du Louvre and Cantus Cölln. She directs her own ensemble L’Arpeggiata, which she founded in 2000, and which has produced many memorable concerts and recordings ever since.  

Regular € 51,00
Friend € 42,00
Ambassador € 42,00
Young € 10,00
Upas / Stadspas Nieuwegein € 10,00

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