Off The Road

On the road we go at an average speed of 67mph.
Off the road we use bikes, skateboards, Fiat 500. Ah, also the hot air balloon.

On the road you have modern strings, iPads and keys;
Off the road one crook for each tonality, beeswax and a handwritten score.

To go from A to B there is generally a very comfy straight road, a motorway or a high speed train ... but you can also go off the road and stop at Nico's Deli (your favorite local cafe), chat to the very 'chatty' neighbour, at the secondhand shop, at John-Henry's printing shop to pick up some prints.
You might even have time to think if what you are looking for it's actually what you are experiencing.

Eventually, you will still get from A to B...and ice-cream is definitely better in the local shop than in a city chain.

Going from A to B, off the road, with a good soundtrack, we will gather a group of friends, music lovers, historical musicians, curious jazz players, nerd keyboardists, crazy singers... After 5 years Baroquestock is a community.
We don't aim to teach something to anyone...but we aim to not leave friends behind.
Off the road you can miss the train, because you will have all day to get to your '’final destination’'.

On the road there might be the excitement of the arrival destination, or the smell of planned adventures.
Off the road you might meet old friends, have time for a nap after lunch, or time to put order in your thoughts.

Please come OFF THE ROAD.

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Kindly supported by the Italian Cultural Institute in London
In collaboration with FILL Productions, Baroquestock & Heath Street Arts
Istante Collective ~ resident band

Handmade Italian focaccia and drinks available at all concerts.

All the concerts at Heath Street Baptist Church, NW3 1DN
All events include a pre-concert talk beginning 20mins before advertised concert times, given by Dr.Alessandra Palidda (Oxf Brookes)

Special Passes

~ Festival Passes ~

Bike Pass


This pass will grant you access to a total of six concerts of your choice and is a way to support us!

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Festival ‘Panda’ Pass


This pass will grant you access to all the concerts and will be a way of supporting all the events across the week!

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Festival ‘Defender’ Pass


This VIP pass will grant you access to all the concerts, as well as free drinks and food at all the events. By purchasing this option you will be lending your support to all the musicians and the events over the course of the festival!

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~ Day Passes ~

Thursday Pass


This ticket will grant you access to both events on Thursday evening.

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Friday Pass


This ticket will grant you access to both events on Friday evening.

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Saturday Pass


This ticket will grant you access to both events on Saturday evening.

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Concerts & Tickets

~ Friday 29th ~

29/10 ~ The Second Little Things in Odd Shapes ~ 7pm


Join us for the second of our ‘little journeys’. This time we look at some lesser-known music by well-known composers, including a Rossini’s sonata from a set of six (which he wrote when he was only 12 years old), and an aria Mozart wrote when he was 22. We hear the fascinating sound of the lesser-known instrument in the string~viol family: the viola d’amore.

G.Rossini – string sonata n.4 in b flat for 2 violins cello and bass | Hoffmeister – Divertimento in D for oboe, viola d’amore , 2 violins and bass. | W.A.Mozart – “ah Se in ciel benigne stelle” concert aria , for oboe and string quintet | Boccherini Flute quintet op.19 in g minor

Istante Collective ~ violins: Beatrice Scaldini | viola/viola d’amore: Emma Alter | double bass: John Henry Baker | oboe: Nicola Barbagli | traverso: Eva Caballero

We are very grateful to Continuo Foundation for their support in enabling this concert to take place. 


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29/10 ~ The Philosopher on Fire ~ 8.30pm


J.Haydn – Symphony n.59 “The Fire” n.59 & Symphony n.22  “The Philosopher” n.22 

Joel Sanderson – conductor

Istante Collective: 1st violins: Gabi Jones, Ellen bundy , Gian Andrea Guerra, Salomè Rateau | 2nd violins :Beatrice Scaldini, Sara Baelby Wright, Julia Black | violas: Emma Alter , Joanne Miller | cellos: Nicola Brovelli | double bass: John Henry Baker | oboes/cor anglais: Nicola Barbagli, Leo Duarte | horns: Anna Drysdale, Niwanthi Karunaratne | harpsichord: Luigi Accardo

8pm – Food| 8.30pm – Music

Special thanks to Continuo Foundation for their support in this concert. 

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~ Saturday 30th ~



Willingdon House Music play some of their favorites from their recently release album of music compiled over their 50+ lockdown concerts:

“This album is the musical tale of our 4 months together during lockdown 1.0 at Willingdon house, North London. Each piece, each tune is a little story itself. Arranged for our unique combination of instruments and historical pitches. Yes, it was a kind of Pandemonium sometimes but this music brought us together and kept us going as musicians. When we weren’t performing, Ellen was cooking us a 5 course luxury dinner, Flavia was teaching, studying or playing with Luna, Max was arranging Bernstein symphonic dances in under an hour while documenting lockdown life in a photo series. And Nico, having burnt the focaccia int he oven while organizing everyone’s sheet music, was running late for our rehearsal…”

Music by Bartok, Bizet, Mozart, Haydn, Telemann, J.C.Bach and a beautiful set of tradition folk tunes and newly ones written for them.

Willingdon House Music: flute&traverso: Flavia Hirte | oboe, recorders&accordion: Nicola Barbagli | violin&viola: Elle Bundy | clarinet & bass clarinet: Max Mausen

7pm – Music | 8pm – Food

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30/10 ~ Couperin unRAVELed ~ 8.30pm


Couperin Concert Royaux n.4 & Ravel Tombeau de Couperin in a newly chamber arrangement by Trevor P.Wagler.

Featuring Istante Collective and Willingdon House Music: flute/ traverso – Flavia Hirte | oboe barocco/oboe moderno – Nicola Barbagli | clarinet – Max Mausen | violin – Maria Fiore Mazzarrini | violino barocco – Beatrice Scaldini | cello – Josh Salter | viola da gamba – Kate Conway | pianoforte – Chad Vidin | harpsichord – Sean Heath | theorbo: Johan Lofving

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~ Sunday 31st ~

31/10 ~ BachBeerFocaccia ~ 6pm


Bach Cantata Bw89 | Telemann – Triple concerto for Oboe

Soloists: Soprano – Angela Hicks | Alto – Emily Gray | Tenor – Edward Woodhouse | Bass – Tristan Hambleton

Conductor (Bach): Benedict Williams | storyteller: Wilf Merttens

Istante Collective: violins: Beatrice Scaldini, Salomè Rateau, Ellen Bundy, Gabi Jones | viola: Alexis Bennet | cello: Jacob Garside | oboes: Nicola Barbagli, Joel Raymond | bassoon: Hayley Pullen | harpsichord: Sean Heath | organ: Benedict Williams | theorbo: Johan Lofving


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