What's On

Friday 5 January

Joanna MacGregor - piano

LSO St Luke's
7.30pm

Tickets: £25 (£8 students, £5 under-18s)

A typically all-embracing programme from the ever-innovative and adventurous virtuoso, celebrating birds, ground basses and chaconnes in music ranging from Byrd, Purcell, Rameau and Couperin to Messiaen, Gubaidulina, Birtwistle, Glass and more.

‘One of the most exciting and enterprising pianists of the moment.’

The Observer

Saturday 6 January

Tabea Debus - recorder
Alex McCartney - theorbo

Saint James, Clerkenwell
1pm

Tickets: £15 (£8 students, £5 under-18s)

The highly regarded German recorder virtuoso mixes Telemann’s brilliant Solo Fantasias with complementary pieces specially commissioned from Colin Matthews, Laura Bowler and Fumiko Miyachi.

‘One of the most exciting young musicians in the early music world.’

Classic FM

Saturday 6 January

Paolo Pandolfo - viola da gamba

LSO St Luke's
4pm

Tickets: £15 (£8 students, £5 under-18s)

Charismatic viol virtuoso Paolo Pandolfo gives a solo recital embracing fantasies and popular dance-tunes of the 16th century, brushes with Bach, Telemann and the French Baroque, and Paolo’s own captivating 21st-century improvisations.

‘Paolo Pandolfo is a musician of touching humanity’

Gramophone

Saturday 6 January

The Marian Consort: 'Breaking the Rules'

Rory McCleery - musical director
Gerald Kyd - actor
Nicholas Renton - stage director
Natalie Rowland & Pitch Black Lighting - lighting design

LSO St Luke's
7pm

Tickets: £25 (£8 students, £5 under-18s)

A long-awaited first London performance for Clare Norburn’s acclaimed concert-drama exploring the last agonies of the 17th-century composer Carlo Gesualdo, who, having jealously murdered his wife and her lover, poured his pain into deeply and unconventionally expressive music of torture and regret.

‘Vivid and daring’

The Guardian

Saturday 6 January

Thomas Dunford - lute
Keyvan Chemirani - Persian percussion

LSO St Luke's
9.30pm

Tickets: £!5 (£8 students, £5 under-18s)

An inspirational meeting exploring the sounds shared by European Baroque and traditional Middle-Eastern musical worlds, as two highly talented improvising musicians juxtapose 16th-and 17th-century masters with Persian compositions of sublime virtuosity.

‘Hypnotic and soft on the ear.’

Planet Hugill

Sunday 7 January

O Duo - Family Workshop

LSO St Luke's
10.30am

Tickets: £10 (£5 under-18s)

The irrepressible percussion duo leads a Baroque-based family participation event – fun for all!

‘Startling ... cheeky, but enchanting.’

The Scotsman

Sunday 7 January

Bjarte Eike - violin
Jon Balke - keyboards

LSO St Luke's
12.30pm

Tickets: £15 (£8 students, £5 under-18s)

A new collaboration between two of Norway’s most open-minded and exciting artists: Baroque violinist Bjarte Eike (known for his ‘alehouse sessions’ with his own group Barokksolistene) and Jon Balke, jazz pianist, composer and founder of the innovative Magnetic North Orchestra.

‘Authenticity of atmosphere and quiet ability to move ... one to lose yourself in.’

Gramophone

Programme details are correct at the time of the brochure going to press. Baroque at the Edge reserves the right to alter the artists or programmes in unavoidable circumstances.

LSO St Lukes

Saint James Clerkenwell

 

5 to 7 January 2018

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