barockwerk hamburg adheres to historical performance practice and plays on period instruments. Its main goal is to rediscover and revitalize instrumental and vocal music from the Baroque epoch.
In doing so, it draws particularly from the rich tradition that existed in Hamburg in the 17th and 18th centuries, which not only attracted countless great musicians, but also audiences and patrons from all over northern Europe.
barockwerk hamburg complements other ensembles in Hamburg in order to give the city as much of a distinct profile in the area of Baroque music as it already possesses in classical and modern concert repertoire.
barockwerk hamburg avoids conservative, stiff concert programs. Instead, it creates its own, new format for every concert series in order to communicate with the audience on a variety of levels.
It achieves this through an integration of scenic and multimedia elements in its concerts, thus providing new contexts for old music in modern times. It enjoys placing unknown works next to popular pieces, which allows its audience the possibility of experiencing new perspectives in sound.