Royal Greenwich Early Music Festival 2012 - Complete Diary of Events


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THURSDAY, 8th November 2012

10.30am - 6.00pm
Painted Hall & Queen Mary Undercroft

Exhibition
Instrument makers, music shops, publishers, recording companies organisations and education

Admission
Adults £8.00, 2 day ticket - £13.00, 3 day ticket - £17.00; Children under 14 free (Concessions:  Senior Citizens, UB40 holders, Students). Trinity Laban staff & students free entry with Trinity Laban resource card.


10.30am - 1.30pm
King Charles Court


Masterclass: Alison Crum - Viol
A masterclass open to conservatoire and university students.
Alison Crum is author of two highly acclaimed books on playing the viol, and has been called the ‘Doyenne of British viol teachers’.

£3 payable on the door


11.00am - 11.45am
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital
Michael Parfett - Harps
Single action harps - 19th Century forchette action by Bruner and 18th century cro- chet action by Barry. Works by Krumpholtz, Abel, Dussek and others.

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


12.00noon - 12.45pm
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital
To Be Confirmed

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


1.00pm - 1.45pm
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital

To Be Confirmed

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


1.10pm - 2.00pm
St Alfege Church


Concert: Trinity Laban Early Music Vocal Ensemble

Directed by Tim Travers-Brown

Admission free


2.00pm - 2.45pm
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital
Shem Mackey - Lyra Viol

 

Music for lyra viol from 17th century Scotland

First mentioned in 1608, the lyra viol with sympathetic strings flourished for about fifty years, before being decribed as a dying breed by Playford in 1665. Alison McGillivray will play [Shem Mackey's remarkable newly finished lyra viol with sympathetic strings/ lyra d'amore] , with music taken from the Blaikie and Leyden manuscripts, together with pieces by the remarkable Scots soldier Captain Hume. 

 

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


3.00pm - 4.00pm
King Charles Court


Concert: Marta Ramirez, Violin & Kristina Chalmovska, Cello
Marta Ramirez, winner of the 2012 Trinity Laban Early Music Competition, with runner-up, Kristina Chalmovska and friends.

Admission free


3.00pm - 3.45pm
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital

Mollenhauer Recorders - Details To Be Confirmed

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


5.30pm - 6.45pm
St Alfege Church

Concert:
His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts


Giovanni Gabrieli

(1554-1612) Nephew, Pupil, Master, Legend

This programme marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Giovanni Gabrieli, whose name has become synonymous with opulent, ecclesiastical music and playful instrumental canzonas with choirs positioned in lofty galleries around grand churches, creating a wondrous 16th-century surround sound.

His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts is a group of virtuoso wind players who specialise in playing Renaissance and Baroque music in historically appropriate styles on original instruments. The group comprises
Jeremy West - cornett
Jamie Savan - cornett
Abigail Newman - alto & tenor sackbut
Adam Woolf - alto & tenor sackbut 
Steve Saunders - bass sackbut

 


Tickets £15.00

 

Advance Tickets Available From The Early Music Shop 
on 01274 288100 or
0207 6323960

 


Tickets also available on the door



 

'The qualities of His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts have been established for many years, particularly in relation to sound-quality and agility in the improvised ornamentations. The ensemble generates a real sensation of splendour'

Early Music 2011

 

'the playing is nothing short of exquisite. A breath of fresh air'
Historic Brass Society

 

'These players demonstrate perfectly how a balance of scholarship and expert period performance can restore familiar music to such radiant good health that we wondered how it ever survived before.'

 BBC


HMSC Web Site

Concert promoted by 
The Early Music Shop

7.30pm - 9.15pm
The Chapel, Old Royal Naval
College


Concert: Trinity Laban Classical Orchestra

Haydn - The Creation


Directed by Nicholas Kraemer, Trinity Laban Soloists, Chorus and Classical Orchestra perform Haydn’s renowned oratorio. Written in three parts and with a text taken from John Milton’s Paradise Lost, the Book of Genesis and the Book of Psalms, this work depicts the creation of the world.

 

Tickets £15.00

Box Office
020 8463 0100 www.trinitylaban.ac.uk

 

 

Tickets also available on the door




 

Nicholas Kraemer is Permanent Guest Conductor of the Manchester Camerata, Principal Guest Conductor of Music of the Baroque, Chicago and Principal Guest Conductor of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra.

 

FRIDAY, 9th November 2012

10.00am - 6.00pm
Painted Hall & Queen Mary
Undercroft

Exhibition 
Instrument makers, music shops, publishers, recording companies organisations and education

Admission 
Adults £8.00, 2 day ticket - £13.00, 3 day ticket - £17.00; Children under 14 free (Concessions:  Senior Citizens, UB40 holders, Students). Trinity Laban staff & students free entry with Trinity Laban resource card.


10.30am - 1.30pm
King Charles Court

Masterclass: Dan Laurin - Recorder
A masterclass for young musicians from conservatoire junior departments and specialist music schools given by virtuoso Swedish recorder player, Dan Laurin..

Admission £3.00
payable on the door


11.00am - 11.45am
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital

Olivier Calmeille
Rachel Stott, Hazel Brooks and Daniela Braun (violas d'amore)

Bach - Partita in A minor BWV 1013
Bach - Partita VII for 2 viola d'amore & continuo
Pez - Piece for 3 viola d'amore and continuo

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


12noon - 12.45pm
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital

Ardival Harps
Bill Taylor will perform medieval and renaissance music from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales on historical harps made by Ardival Harps, including a gut-strung medieval harp, a wire-strung clarsach and a large renaissance bray harp.


Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


1.00pm - 1.45pm
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital

Stephen Robinson - Spinets

 

The Fall of the Leafe
 
A programme of English keyboard music played by Rosemary Robinson (spinet). Includes works by Byrd, Handel and Nares.
 
The Fall of the Leafe                                                         Martin Peerson
The Woods so Wild                                                                William Byrd
A Ground                                                           Anonymous 17th century
Suite in D minor HWV 437                                     George Frideric Handel
Lesson No 8 in A                                                                   James Nares

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


1.10pm - 2.00pm
St Alfege Church

Concert: The Rose Consort Of Viols with Clare Wilkinson (mezzo-soprano)
Fair Britain Isle:
Consort songs and fantasies, madrigals and motets, by Byrd, Gibbons, Tomkins and other composers of the Elizabethan age.

Admission £5.00
payable on entrance to concert (no pre-booking)


2.00pm - 2.45pm
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital

Andrew Wooderson - In association with Takeyama Recorders

Nathaniel Mander - harpsichord and Naomi Okuda - recorder

Sweelinck Variations on 'Mein junges Leben hat ein End'
Bach Toccata in D minor BWV 913
Croft Sonata no 2 in D Minor ofr recorder and B.C.

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


3.00pm - 4.00pm
The Chapel, Old Royal Naval
College


Concert: Trinity Laban Early Music Ensemble
MUSIC FOR THE COURT OF CHARLES I                                                       

Trinity Laban Early Music Ensemble perform Royal Consorts, Harp Consorts and Fantasie Suites by WILLIAM LAWES, directed by David Miller.            
 
King Charles honoured Lawes with the title 'The Father of Music' following his tragic death through a stray musket shot at the battle of Chester in 1645.  His music paints an image of troubled times through the onset of the English Civil War - beauty, pathos and dissonance in startling contrast to exuberant dance movements.

Admission £3.00
payable on the door


3.00pm - 3.45pm
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital
Mollenhauer Recorders - Details To Be Confirmed

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


4.00pm - 4.45pm
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital
Giovanni Tardino
Clare Beesley - renaissance flutes and Leah Stuttard - harp

 

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


5.30pm - 6.45pm
St Alfege Church


Concert: Philomel


An Ensemble of all things early: recorders, viols, voices, renaissance violin, crumhorns..
Philip Thorby
Emma Murphy
Alison Kinder
David Hatcher
with Stewart McCoy - lute, guitar

Awake! Awake!
In this year of 2012, the year of the London Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, what better way to celebrate than with a programme of English ballads and dances set for the plays of England’s greatest ever playwright, William Shakespeare, interspersed with dance tunes from the famous ‘English Dancing Master’
 

Tickets £12.00

Advance Tickets Available From The Early Music Shop 
on 01274 288100 or
0207 6323960

 

 

Tickets also available on the door




 Concert promoted by 
The Early Music Shop

 


7.30pm - 9.30pm
The Chapel, Old Royal Naval
College

Concert:
The Sixteen

A Golden Age - music by Scarlatti, Lotti, Melgas, Rebelo and Caldara.
Conducted by Harry Christophers

This glorious concert programme presents composers whose origins are either in Portugal or Italy and whose music is at times reflective, uplifting and always inspired. 
Most of the music in this programme is distinctly Portuguese; Rebelo’s sumptuous setting of Panis Angelicus is almost opulent while Melgas’ lamentations are deeply prayerful yet full of hope. There is no doubt, however, that the tour de force is Scarlatti’s virtuosic setting of the Stabat Mater.

 

Tickets £30.00

 

Advance Tickets Available From The Early Music Shop 
on 01274 288100 or
0207 6323960

 

Tickets also available on the door


 

After 32 years of worldwide performance and recording, The Sixteen is recognised as one of the world’s greatest ensembles. Comprising both choir and period-instrument orchestra, The Sixteen’s total commitment to the music it performs is its greatest distinction. A special reputation for performing early English polyphony, masterpieces of the Renaissance, bringing fresh insights into Baroque and early Classical music and a diversity of 20th-century music, is drawn from the passions of conductor and founder Harry Christophers.

 


The Sixteen Web Site

Concert promoted by 
The Early Music Shop

 

SATURDAY, 10th November 2012

10.00am - 6.00pm
Painted Hall & Queen Mary
Undercroft

Exhibition 
Instrument makers, music shops, publishers, recording companies organisations and education

Admission 
Adults £8.00, 2 day ticket - £13.00, 3 day ticket - £17.00; Children under 14 free (Concessions:  Senior Citizens, UB40 holders, Students). Trinity Laban staff & students free entry with Trinity Laban resource card.)


10.30am - 1.30pm
King Charles Court


Masterclass: Adrian Chandler – Baroque Violin

A masterclass for conservatoire students with with Baroque violinist, and founder of Italian Gramophone Award winning ensemble La Serenissima, Adrian Chandler.

Admission £3.00 payable on the door


11.00am - 11.45am
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital
To Be Confirmed

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places



12 noon - 12.45pm
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital
To Be Confirmed

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places



1.00pm - 1.45pm
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital
Michael Moussa - Oud and Nays

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places



1.00pm - 2.00pm
The Chapel, Old Royal Naval College

 

BBC Radio 3 - The Early Music Show
Radio 3 presents a live edition of its flagship early music         programme featuring music, news and views from this year's  Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival & Exhibition.

Limited free admission included with exhibition ticket

 






2.00pm - 2.45pm
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital
To Be Confirmed

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places



3.00pm - 3.45pm
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital
Ruby Instruments - The Electric Viola da Gamba 

Jan Goorissen demonstrates the versatility of this amazing instrument.The Ruby Gamba is a unique instrument that combines tradition and contemporary technology. Bowing, plucking, tapping and much more on a premium 7-string electric Viola da Gamba. The Ruby Gamba merges the power of electric bass, jazz guitar, viola and viola da gamba.


Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places



3.30pm - 5.00pm
The Chapel, Old Royal Naval College


Concert: Eva Fegers - recorder


Eva Fegers, winner of the 2011 Moeck/SRP Solo Recorder Competition returns to Greenwich for her winner’s recital.

Eva Fegers - Recorders
Jonas Nordberg - Theorbo & Baroque Guitar
Pelle Hansen - Cello
Margit Kovács - Harpsichord


Corelli 1653-1713: Sonata op. 5 no. 5, c-minor

Finger 1660-1730: ground in d

Zdralek *1973: ‘Mare crisium ... ecco mormorar l ́onde’ for recorders and tape

Castello c. 1590-c. 1658: Sonata seconda

Eccles 1668-1735: a ground

Corelli (1653-1713) Concerto in F Major

Tickets £10.00

Advance Tickets Available From The Early Music Shop 
on 01274 288100 or
0207 6323960

 

 

Tickets also available on the door




 Concert promoted by 
Moeck/SRP/The Early Music Shop

 

Eva Leonie Fegers, born 1987 has performed as a soloist as well as a member of many different ensembles in renowned concert halls all over Germany. Since 2007 she has been studying with Prof. Dorothee Oberlinger and in 2012 started her mas- ter studies with Prof. Bart Coen and Prof. Bart Spanhove in Belgium.


4.00pm - 4.45pm
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital
Mollenhauer Recorders - Consort Audite Nova


Consort Audite Nova was formed in summer 2011, when its members were students at the Royal College of Music in London. Consisting of recorder players Ben Cracknell, Elspeth Robertson, Isobel Clarke and Mary-Jannet Leith, the has already performed at many presitigious venues and events around London, the UK and further afield.

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


4.30pm - 5.30pm
King Charles Court


Concert: Junior Trinity

Young musicians from Trinity Laban’s inspirational Saturday School perform baroque repertoire.


Admission £3.00 payable on the door


5.30pm - 6.45pm
St Alfege Church


Concert: Dan Laurin - recorder
Anna Paradiso - harpsichord


Virtuoso recorder player, Dan Laurin, confirms his reputation as one of the most interesting – and sometimes controversial – performers on his instrument.

 

Fontana (1571-1630) Sonata Seconda

 

Frescobaldi (1583-1643): Toccata Ottava, Libro Primo

Leonardo Leo (1694-1744) Solfeggi

 

Royer (1705?-1755): 'Le Vertigo'

Marais (1656-1728): Les Folies d'Espagne

Roman (1694 – 1758): Sonata II

Blavet (1700-1768) Sonata Seconda

 

Tickets £10.00

Box Office 020 8463 0100 www.trinitylaban.ac.uk

 

 

Tickets also available on the door




 


7.30pm - 9.30pm
The Chapel, Old Royal Naval College


Concert: European Union Baroque Orchestra


"All Roads Lead To Rome"

 

EUBO’s concert programme “All roads lead to Rome”, is directed by Danish harpsichordist Lars Ulrik Mortensen with Croatian concertmaster Bojan Cicic, and will showcase music by some of our greatest Europeans: Handel, Muffat and Corelli.

 

G MUFFAT (1653-1704)

 Sonata II in g minor from Armonico Tributo


GF HANDEL (1685-1759)

 Ouverture in B Flat, HWV 336


GF HANDEL (1685-1759)
Sonata a5 in B flat, HWV 288A

CORELLI (1653-1713)
Concerto Grosso in D, Op6 No4

 

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A CORELLI (1653-1713)
Concerto Grosso in c minor,Op6 No3

 

G MUFFAT (1653-1704)
Sonata V in G from Armonico Tributo

Tickets £18.00

Advance Tickets Available From The Early Music Shop 
on 01274 288100 or
0207 6323960

 

 

Tickets also available on the door




 Concert promoted by 
The Early Music Shop

 

The above details were correct at the time of going to print but are subject to change without notification.
Tickets for exhibition available on the door only.