Events Diary

2019

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  • Fri
    18
    Jan
    2019

    The Woods So Wild: Truro 3 Arts

    7.30pm

    Mylor Thetare., Mylor Building, Truro College
    Truro, Cornwall TR1 3XX

    Inspired by the sights, senses and sounds of nature, William Byrd’s famous setting forms a backdrop to a feast of frottole, verelai, songs and chansons featuring the swan, lark, nightingale and the pleasures of the “oken wood”. The programme features music from the thirteenth to the twenty-first centuries including Gibbons, Wilbye, Marenzio, Purcell and Vivaldi, plus contemporary music by Tim Coker and Tomi Räisänen.

    Featuring five of the UK’s leading specialist professional artists, Fontanella bring the history of the recorder to life. Their concert programme celebrates the long history of the recorder from the mediaeval period to the present day. The ensemble perform on a specialist array of instruments of every shape and size, from their beautiful 15-piece renaissance consort to their fascinating set of contemporary Paetzold ‘square’ basses. The group aims to combine an awareness of recent scholarship in Renaissance and early repertoire with performances of more contemporary works.

     
     

  • Sat
    19
    Jan
    2019

    Plymouth Grand Recorder Gathering

    All Day

    Venue details coming soon

    Fontanella present a Grand Recorder Gathering in association with Plymouth Youth Music Service, aimed at young recorder players in the Plymouth area.

    More details coming soon!

  • Sun
    20
    Jan
    2019

    The Woods So Wild: Frome Concerts Group

    11.30am

    Frome Concerts Group

    Rook Lane Chapel, Bath Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1DN

    Inspired by the sights, senses and sounds of nature, William Byrd’s famous setting forms a backdrop to a feast of frottole, verelai, songs and chansons featuring the swan, lark, nightingale and the pleasures of the “oken wood”. The programme features music from the thirteenth to the twenty-first centuries including Gibbons, Wilbye, Marenzio, Purcell and Vivaldi, plus contemporary music by Tim Coker and Tomi Räisänen.

    Featuring five of the UK’s leading specialist professional artists, Fontanella bring the history of the recorder to life. Their concert programme celebrates the long history of the recorder from the mediaeval period to the present day. The ensemble perform on a specialist array of instruments of every shape and size, from their beautiful 15-piece renaissance consort to their fascinating set of contemporary Paetzold ‘square’ basses. The group aims to combine an awareness of recent scholarship in Renaissance and early repertoire with performances of more contemporary works.

    http://www.fromeconcertsgroup.org/category/coffeeconcerts/

  • Sun
    17
    Mar
    2019

    NYRO (National Youth Recorder Orchestra) Playing Day

    10 - 4pm

    Sevenoaks School, Kent

    A fun day of playing with Annabel Knight and Katriina Boosey for young recorder players from Grade 3 to Diploma standard at Sevenoaks School. Players who are not quite ready to join in a full NYRO day or have not reached the minimum grade standard are welcome to join us for the afternoon session. Auditions for the Summer Course 2019 will be held at this event.

    More information and how to book here

  • Sun
    24
    Mar
    2019

    NYRO (National Youth Recorder Orchestra) Playing Day

    10 - 4pm

    Rye St Anthony School, Oxford

    A fun day of playing with Annabel Knight and Kati Boosey for young recorder players from Grade 3 upwards at Rye St. Anthony School. Players who are not quite ready to join in a full NYRO day or have not reached the minimum grade standard are welcome to join us for the afternoon session. Auditions for the Summer Course 2019 will be held at this event.

    More information and how to book here

  • Fri
    26
    Apr
    2019

    Fontanella: The Woods So Wild

    5.30pm

    King's Lynn Festival Extra

    All Saint's Church, Hillington Square/Church Lane, King's Lynn PE30 5AE

    Since Medieval times, the distinctive sound of the recorder has been used to imitate birdsong, inspiring generations of musicians and composers. This beautiful hour-long programme presents a feast of music of ancient woods with pieces by William Byrd, Henry VIII, Monteverdi,  Purcell and Saint-Saens, as well as some jazz arrangements and new sounds. 

    Tickets and further information

     

  • Sat
    27
    Apr
    2019

    Passacaglia Trio: Baroque Delights

    7.30pm

    Wotton Arts Festival

    St Mary's Church, Wotton Under Edge

    The Passacaglia Trio (Annabel Knight flute/recorders, Robin Bigwood harpsichord and Reiko Ichise viola da gamba) will present an evening of beautiful baroque music with works by Telemann, Bach, Blavet and Chedeville.

    Tickets and more information 

  • Sat
    04
    May
    2019

    Bristol Early Music Festival: Recorder Workshop

    10.30 - 12.30

    All Saints, Pembroke Road, Bristol BS8 3ED

    Come and play recorders under Annabel's expert guidance. There will be parts for all ages, abilities and sizes of recorder, to rehearse a Battle Pavane by Susato and a Minuet by Boismortier, to be performed at the end of the workshop.

    More details about this fabulous new Festival (including how to book for the Workshop) here

  • Sun
    19
    May
    2019

    NYRO (National Youth Recorder Orchestra) Playing Day

    10 - 4pm

    Landmark International School, Cambridge

    A fun day of playing with Annabel Knight and Katriina Boosey for young recorder players from Grade 3 upwards at the Landmark International School. Players who are not quite ready to join in a full NYRO day or have not reached the minimum grade standard are welcome to join us for the afternoon session. Auditions for the Summer Course 2019 will be held at this event.

    More details and how to book here

  • Sat
    01
    Jun
    2019

    Fontanella: The Woods So Wild

    1-2pm

    Old St Martin’s Church, Cornmarket, Worcester WR1 2PN

    The sweet song of the recorder has been used to imitate the sounds of birds and woodlands for hundreds of years, inspiring generations of musicians and composers. In this beautiful programme Fontanella is inspired by the sights, senses and sounds of nature, presenting a feast of music featuring the lark, nightingale and all the pleasures of the ancient “oken wood”. William Byrd’s famous setting Henry VIII ’s favourite song forms a backdrop to music from the thirteenth to the twenty first centuries, including music by Monteverdi, Purcell and Byrd, as well as some jazz arrangements and new sounds, featuring a large array of recorders of all shapes and sizes!

    More information and tickets

  • Sat
    01
    Jun
    2019

    If You Go Down in the Woods Today

    3-4pm

    Old St Martin’s Church, Cornmarket, Worcester WR1 2PN

    Free Family concert

    Fontanella introduce their amazing collection of recorders great and small in a programme of music inspired by animals and nature from across the centuries. Come along and hear echoes of the English nightingale, the cuckoo, the turtle dove, furry felines, dancing frogs, hairy bears and perhaps even a surprise guest or two…

    More information

  • Tue
    18
    Jun
    2019

    Art of Moog: BACH

    7pm

    The Cello Factory, 33-34, Cornwall Rd, London SE1 8TJ

    Part of The Waterloo Festival

    Tickets and Further Information

     

  • Sun
    30
    Jun
    2019

    Art of Moog: BACH

    7.30pm

    Classical Transmission

    Antenna Studio, Crystal Palace, London, UK

    Tickets and Further Information

     

  • Sun
    07
    Jul
    2019

    Art of Moog: BACH

    8.15pm

    Astor Theatre, Deal, Kent, UK

    Deal Music and Arts

    Further Information and Tickets

  • Fri
    12
    Jul
    2019

    Art of Moog: Bach on Synths

    7.30

    St Dunstan's Church, Snargate, Kent TN29 9RX

    Further Information and Tickets

  • Mon
    05
    Aug
    2019

    Woodhouse Advanced Course

    Owlpen Manor, nr Stroud, Gloucestershire

    An Advanced Recorder Course suitable for players of Grade 8 and above.

    More Information

  • Tue
    06
    Aug
    2019

    Passacaglia Duo at Olwpen Manor

    7.30pm

    Cyder House, Owlpen Manor, GL11 5BZ

    Annabel Knight - Recorders
    Robin Bigwood - Harpsichord

    In this recital forming part of the annual Woodhouse Recorder Week, Annabel and Robin will perform music from across the centuries for recorders and harpsichord, exploring the theme of change and transformation. The old and the new jostle together in this fascinating mix of works including early pieces by Josquin, Van Eyck and Blavet, alongside beautiful, mystical soundscapes by Louis Andriessen and Peter Hannan. All against the idyllic backdrop of Owlpen Manor's historic Cyder Barn.

    Licensed bar available at the interval

    Programme to include:

    Blavet: Sonata La Chauvet
    Josquin, with divisions after Ganassi: Plusieurs Regrets
    Rubbra: Passacaglia Sopra Plusieurs Regrets
    Van Eyck: Variations on Doen Daphne
    Peter Hannan: RSRCH 4/83
    Jacob: Sonatina
    Andriessen: Overture to Orpheus

    Tickets £15 adults, £6 Children 16 and Under

    Available at https://timeandtransformation.eventbrite.co.uk

    Part of the Woodhouse Recorder Week Summer Course

     

  • Thu
    15
    Aug
    2019

    Passacaglia with Gillian Keith

    7.30pm

    Church Stretton Arts Festival

    Church Stretton School, Shropshire

    Music ‘A la mode’: Entertainments for an English Gentleman

    The eighteenth century saw a rapid rise in ‘genteel’ music-making in England, fuelled both by an easy availability of sheet music and a new fashion for amateur instrument playing. Popular arias from London’s opera houses and pleasure gardens were eagerly re-created in the domestic setting, whilst the larger country houses could play host to some of the famous musicians of the day. Passacaglia’s programme includes small-scale music by both native and ‘adopted’ English composers (including Arne, Handel and Geminiani), together with a helping of music in the highly fashionable Scottish folk style.