Early Music Concerts 2010-2011

Early Music Concerts 2010-2011: (UK) Handel House Museum June / July 2011 Events

Contributed by Admin on Jun 08, 2011

Included is the list of concert events for the busy months of June and July 2011 at Handel House.

June Events

Saturday 4 June, 2pm
Steel Butterfly
Acclaimed harpsichordist Jane Chapman performs a selection of new acoustic and electroacoustic works featuring compositions by postgraduate composers from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Thursday 9 June, 6.30pm – SOLD OUT
Masters of European Baroque

Saturday 11 June, 2pm
British Harpsichord Society Recital: For Two to Play
4 hands and 2 harpsichords through the ages with Penelope Cave and Helena Brown.

Tuesday 14 June, 6.30pm
British Harpsichord Society Recital: Chacun à son gout
Charlotte Mattax performs music by Louis Couperin, d’Anglebert, Charles Noblet, Pierre Février and Bach.

Thursday 16 June, 6.30pm
Trios from London
Saltarello Ensemble will explore the world of the trio sonata in Handel’s London including works by John Loeillet, William Corbett, Thomas Arne and Handel.

Sunday 19 June, 3pm
Concertante of London
Madeleine Easton and Jane Gordon (baroque violin), Nicholas Stringfellow (cello) and Nicholas Jackson (harpsichord) perform a programme of J.S. Bach, Handel and Vivaldi.
Tickets: £13 / £5 students

Thursday 23 June, 6.30pm
French Connection
Ensemble Caravaggio: Nathaniel Mander (harpsichord), Beatrice Scaldini (violin), Carina Drury (cello) with guest flautist Eva Caballero, discover French baroque through the music of Rameau, Couperin and J.S. Bach.

Thursday 30 June, 6.30pm
Early German Baroque
Skye McIntosh (baroque violin), Ibi Aziz (viola da gamba) and Masumi Yamamoto (harpsichord) will explore early baroque repertoire in Germany including works by Buxtehude.

July Events

Sunday 3 July, 1pm
Junior Trinity Recorders
Recorder students from Junior Trinity will present group and solo works in a celebration of their work throughout the year. Directed by Heidi Fardell and Peter Robinson.
Tickets £6 / £5 students

Thursday 7 July, 6.30pm
Handel’s Band
Handel’s orchestra employed a very cosmopolitan circle of musicians who were all attracted to career opportunities that 18th century London could offer. The programme includes music by Castrucci, Babell, Cervetto, Abel, J.C. Bach, Geminiani and Handel.

Sunday 10 July, 3pm
A Baroque Zoo
Baroque composers loved using instruments to represent animals and other non-musical sounds. How many can you spot in this concert? Programme includes music by Biber, Vivaldi and Couperin.
Tickets £6 / Under 16 years FREE

Tuesday 12 July, 6.30pm
British Harpsichord Society Recital: Perfect Vibrations
The music of Handel, Pasquali and Alberti will be performed by Joyce Lindorff.

Thursday 14 July, 6.30pm
‘None but Weiss shall play the lute’
Yair Avidor (lute) performs music of Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1687 1750), the greatest lutenist of the 18th century.

Thursday 21 July, 6.30pm
A Concert at the House of Habsburg
Ensemble Stravaganza will highlight the important musicians at the Habsburg’s court with music from Schmelzer, Biber and Froberger.

Thursday 28 July
Recitations – machinations – melancholy – folly
Soprano Juliet Fraser presents a programme of contemporary unaccompanied vocal music from celebrated European composers including Michael Finnissy, James Weeks, Enno Poppe and Georges Aperghis.

Sunday 31 July
Handelian Pleasures
11am–12.30pm, ‘al fresco’ Walking Tour
On this guided walk Martin Wyatt (Handel House Museum’s Deputy Director) will visit some of the key venues associated with open air music events in the 18th century. The walk will start in Spring Gardens, Vauxhall and will include the River Thames, St. James’s and Green Park. Tickets £10

Handelian Pleasures - ‘al fresco’ – Concert

A programme of songs by Thomas Arne, William Boyce, and James Hook. These items will be interspersed by a harpsichord arrangement of Handel’sMusic for the Royal Fireworks, the orchestral version of which was premiered in nearby Green Park. With Kate Semmens (soprano) and Julian Perkins (harpsichord).

Visit the Handel House website for more information on these events as well as other events being held at Handel House.