Alfredo Bernardini spielt Oboe mit dem Orchester Recreation
© Nikola Milatovic


Together with Bach, Vivaldi and Handel, Corelli’s shepherd music celebrates Christmas in a way that even melts the heart of the master Alfredo Bernardini blickt in die Noten Alfredo Bernardini on the oboe.


Advent concert

Alfredo Bernardini as entertainer and virtuoso baroque oboist – who could resist? In 2023’s Advent concert he savours the touches of humour in Bach’s Orchestral Suite No.1: the “rocking” Forlane, the jazzy Bourée, the final catchy Passepied. With Handel’s Oboe Concerto in G Minor he embraces the emotional, and with Corelli’s Christmas Concerto the genre of dulcet shepherd’s music. The Recreation musicians are in step with the maestro – in the choreography for the encore too.


Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major 
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto a quattro for strings in C major 
Georg Friedrich Handel: Oboe concerto in G minor 
Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto grosso in g minor, "fatto per la notte di Natale" (for the Holy Night) 


Prices: EUR 66 / 52 / 37 
Discounts: U27 - 50% off for all younger than 27

Alfredo Bernardini

Oboist & Conductor

His incredibly lively and sonorous performing has made the Roman Alfredo Bernardini the leading baroque oboist of our time. As a soloist and conductor, he appears worldwide with top ensembles such as Hespèrion XXI or the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. His own ensemble Zefiro is also a celebrated public favourite at the Styriarte festival.

Recreation - Das Orchester


Recreation is special in many ways: consisting of musicians whose nationalities range from Japan to Venezuela, most of the members received part of their training in Graz. After its formation in 2002, the collective played unique halls such as the Alte Oper Frankfurt and worked with outstanding conductors.