Ladies and gentlemen
I have a great pleasure to invite you to the second edition of the Actus Humanus Festival. Its mission is to showcase the greatest masterpieces of early music associated with Christmas time by inviting leading period performers from around the world. The Festival’s carefully crafted repertory and select cast of undisputed authorities among early music performance have already helped to put the city of Gdańsk prominently on the map of events devoted to this period in music. It is an ambition of Actus Humanus to join the Europe’s elite festivals of Renaissance and Baroque music.
The Actus Humanus Festival may be only in its second year, but we will expand its programme and consolidate its position while exploring brave new developments in early music performance around the world. This year, the Festival has a string of exciting musicians who have already confirmed their participation, including Jordi Savall, Ottavio Dantone, Europa Galante with Fabio Biondi, Akadêmia with Françoise Lasserre and Mala Punica with Pedro Memelsdorff. An opportunity to witness the emergence of a new and important cultural phenomenon does not happen very often and this is precisely what we are experiencing in Gdańsk. You too can become part of its wonderful story and I hope to see you in Gdańsk!