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Added: 24 April 2009

Saturday May 2nd 3.30pm

Pamela Thorby (recorder)
Rachel Podger (violin)
David McGuinness (harpsichord)
with guest Olivia Chaney (voice & harmonium)

Tickets £15.00 (concessions £12.00)
Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children ) £35.00
Children attending the workshop can be admitted to the concert free with a paying adult.
Available now from The Early Music Shop, at Salts Mill. Tel: 01274 288100

Four of the UK's finest instrumentalists present a mixed bouquet of diverse, joyous and unusual musical 'blooms' in a delightful concert of virtuoso baroque music from Italy and England for the May Bank Holiday weekend: Pamela Thorby; recorders, Rachel Podger; baroque violin, David McGuinness; harpsichord with special guest Olivia Chaney; singer and harmonium player who will bring her original and evocative sound to the mix.

Pamela Thorby Rachel Podger David McGuinness

Pamela Thorby - Over the last few years Pamela Thorby has quietly established herself as one of the world’s leading recorder players. Her stylish virtuosity can be heard on numerous recordings of music ranging from the medieval period to the present day, and in particular in her recordings as a solo artist for LINN Records. Pamela was the driving force behind the acclaimed Palladian Ensemble from 1991 to 2007. The group achieved international success with over 1000 performances around the world and 10 albums for LINN Records. A disc of 17th century repertoire entitled Garden of Delights with harpist Andrew Lawrence-King has just been released on LINN to outstanding reviews.

Rachel Podger - One of the most creative talents to emerge in the field of period performance over the last decade, Rachel has established herself as one of the country's leading violinists of the Baroque and Classical periods. She performed extensively with The Palladian Ensemble and Florilegium, and was leader of The English Concert from 1997 to 2002. In 2004 Rachel began a guest directorship with The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Rachel's recordings of J.S.Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin and his Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord (with Trevor Pinnock) were both awarded first place by the BBC's "Building a Library" programme. Rachel's recording of Telemann's Twelve Fantasies for Solo Violin won the prestigious Diapason d'Or and her 2003 recording of Vivaldi's 12 violin concertos "La Stravaganza" also received the Diapason d'Or as well as winning the 2003 Gramophone Award for Best Baroque Instrumental recording.

David McGuinness - One of the UK’s most versatile keyboard players, working in early music, traditional music, rock and classical. He was the youngest ever graduate of the University of York, and was awarded a PhD at the University of Glasgow for his studies in 16th century English music. David’s regular recital partners include the violinist/fiddler David Greenberg, sopranos Lisa Milne and Katharine Fuge, and the cellist Alison McGillivray. He has recorded two albums of Acadian folk songs with Suzie LeBlanc’s ensemble in Montréal, and is a guest artist with the Chris Norman Ensemble in the US. He has appeared as a harpsichord soloist with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Added: 24 April 2009



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