Octagon Unitarian Chapel, Colegate, Norwich, NR3 1BN
In this invigorating and colourful programme, Passacaglia explores Vivaldi’s music as it masquerades in various different guises, including music from The Four Seasons, JS Bach’s wonderful keyboard transcriptions, and Passacaglia’s own take on Vivaldi’s virtuosic 'La Follia’ Sonata.
Annabel Knight and Louise Bradbury - Recorders
Oliver Webber - Violin
Taro Takeuchi - Baroque Guitar
Robin Bigwood - Harpsichord
Reiko Ichise - Viola da Gamba
King's Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University NE1 7RU
Music from the French Baroque
JM Hotteterre (1674 – 1763) Premiere Suite in D major (1715)
François Couperin (1668-1733) from Dix-septiéme Ordre: La Forqueray, ou la Superbe - Les Petits Moulins a Vent
M Blavet (1700 – 1768) Sonata op2/4 in G minor, La Lumague (1732)
A Forqueray (1672-1745) Pieces de Viole (1747): Allemande La La Borde - La Couperin
N Chedeville (1705 – 1782) attrib A Vivaldi Sonata in G major from Il Pastor Fido (1737)
Free admission. Details at http://www.ncl.ac.uk/events/live-music/
King's Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
In 1968, Wendy Carlos introduced an entirely new concept to the world: Bach performed on an analogue synthesiser. The complexity of the sound, and the inherent coolness of the instrument, brought an entirely new audience to the music of Bach. At the same time iconoclastic and devotional, Switched-On Bach changed the way Bach was seen forever.
A rare chance to hear Bach’s music played completely live on multiple synthesisers.
I will be joining the group playing an Akai EWI 5000 - a wind synthesizer.
Armstrong Hall, Chapel St, Thornbury, BS35 2BJ
Thornbury Arts Festival
In this invigorating and colourful programme, leading baroque ensemble Passacaglia explores masterworks of the Baroque period music as you have never heard them before... Music by JS Bach, Vivaldi and Handel, including Passacaglia’s very own take on Vivaldi’s Spring from the Four Seasons, the famously ebullient variations on La Follia, JS Bach’s own keyboard re-workings of music by Vivaldi, plus an eighteenth century identity theft in the form of Nicolas Chédeville’s famous Sonatas from Il Pastor Fido.
More information and ticket links coming soon. Queries: Tel 01454 416421
The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Rd, London SE1 8TJ
Music for flute, harpsichord and viola da gamba by Couperin, Forqueray, Blavet and HotteterreBeauty, opulence and character abound in this programme from 18th century Paris, celebrating François Couperin’s 350th anniversary. Baroque music experts Passacaglia introduce and explore works by some of the era’s most colourful personalities
Cyder House, Owlpen Manor, Glos GL11 5BZ
Flautist and recorder-player Annabel Knight, together with harpsichordist Robin Bigwood, join forces to present a double-bill of beautiful baroque music in the idyllic surroundings of the incredible Olwpen Manor in the Cotswolds.
Attend just one concert or a get a reduced rate for the double-bill and enjoy having a summer drink at the Cyder House bar
8pm La Royalle: Baroque Music for the French Taste
Beauty, opulence and character abound in this feast of baroque music, played on King Louis XIVs favourite ear-soothing instruments - recorders, flutes and harpsichord. Music by Francois Couperin in his 350th anniversary year, and by other virtuoso musicians of the day: Charles Dieupart, Louis de Caix d'Hervelois, and Michel Blavet.
9.30pm Bach after Dark
Robin Bigwood gives a recital of keyboard masterworks by the great JS Bach, including works from The Well-Tempered Clavier and a rare chance to hear the young Bach’s wonderfully flamboyant Aria Variata - a work which tantalisingly pre-empts the seminal Goldberg Variations.
Tickets from https://owlpenbaroque18.eventbrite.co.uk