Royal Greenwich Early Music Festival 2015- Complete Diary of Events


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THURSDAY, 12th November 2015

10:30 - 18:00
Painted Hall & Queen Mary Undercroft

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

Admission
Adults £10.00, 2 day ticket - £15.00, 3 day ticket - £20.00; Children under 14 free (Concessions:  Senior Citizens, Students). Trinity Laban staff & students free entry with Trinity Laban resource card.


10:30 - 13:30
Peacock Room
King Charles Court


Masterclass: Brass
A masterclass for brass players with Trinity Laban’s Professorial Early Music specialists.

£3 in advance  £5 payable on the door
Online: www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/earlymusicfestival2015 Tel: 020 8463 0100


11:00 - 11:45
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital
To Be Confirmed.

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


12:00 - 12:45
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital
STOP PRESS! Luca de Paolis Recorders

Pamela Thorby will play a selection of Telemann Fantasias on Luca de Paolis recorders.

 

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


13:00 - 13:45
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital

London Early Wind Collective

 

Members of the wind ensemble Blondel will perform from their own editions
which are available from the London Early Wind Collective. The recital will
cover a wide-ranging selection of music from the 14th - 16th century
particularly well suited to shawms, recorders and dulcians-Dufay, Ciconia,
Machaut, Vaillant, Henry VIII and more. Reeds for all the instruments used
in the recital are also available from the London Early Wind Collective. 

 

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


13:05 - 14:00
St Alfege Church


Concert: Trinity Laban Early Music Competition Winners

Winners of the Trinity Laban Historical Performance Competition in May 2015 perform a lunchtime concert.
Duo Realia's Travels: The European Baroque

Inspired by the idea of Gulliver's Travels, represented by Telemann's eponymous narrative suite, Duo Realia, winners of the Trinity Laban Early Music Competition 2015, venture into the violin duo repertoire of the Baroque era.

Unlike Gulliver, they will not journey to the countries of Lilliputians and giants or islands in the sky, but various destinations around Europe: from Germany, they will visit France and Holland, as well as further south in Spain and Italy, encountering composers including Leclair, Telemann, and many more, on a journey of musical discovery.

Admission free


14:00 - 14:45
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital
Ardival Harps
Bill Taylor will perform medieval and renaissance music on historical harps made by Ardival Harps, including medieval harps strung with both wire and gut, a wire-strung clarsach and a large renaissance bray harp.

 

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


15:30 - 16:30
Peacock Room
King Charles Court


Lecture: Samuel Pepys
'The thing of the world I love the most - the musical world of Samuel Pepys' - an illustrated talk on the place of music in the life of the famous diarist.

With Lucie Skeaping, presenter of BBC Radio 3's Early Music Show.

£3 in advance  £5 payable on the door
Online: www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/earlymusicfestival2015 Tel: 020 8463 0100



15:00 - 15:45
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital

Mollenhauer Recorders
Mollenhauer's in-house recorder trio VeSiNi performs works by Dufay, Desprez, Ruffo, Dornel, Call and Gal on period and modern instruments

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


16:00 - 16:45
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital

Andrew Wooderson Harpsichords in association with Takayama Recorder Workshops

 

Naomi Okuda - recorders  Pawel Swiczak - harpsichord

Naomi and Pawel present an varied and exciting programme of music for recorder and harpsichord featuring a new harpsichord by Andrew Wooderson and treble recorder and voice flute from the Takayama Recorder Workshop

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


17:30 - 18:45
St Alfege Church

Concert:
Phantasm


Perilous Polyphony - Music by Thomas Tomkins, William Byrd, Elway Bevin, Orlando Gibbons, Matthew Locke, Henry Purcell and J S Bach

 


Laurence Dreyfus, treble viol and director
Jonathan Manson, tenor viol
Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, bass viol

Tickets £15.00

 


 

Tickets on the door subject to availability



 

Phantasm, an award-winning consort of viols, was founded in 1994 by Laurence Dreyfus and has become recognised as the most exciting viol consort active on the world scene today. The ensemble catapulted into international prominence when its debut CD of works by Henry Purcell won a Gramophone Award for the Best Baroque Instrumental Recording of 1997.

 

"Rigorous intellect with sensitive musicianship."
- BBC Music Magazine
 
"The playing is quite simply divine."
- Gramophone Editor's Choice



Concert promoted by 

The Early Music Shop


19:45 - 21:45
The Chapel, Old Royal Naval
College


Concert: Trinity Laban Vocal & Brass Ensemble

Steven Devine directs an ensemble of vocal and brass students from Trinity Laban, in repertoire focused around the music of Gabrieli

Gabrieli Intonazione del non tono
Gabrieli In ecclesiis a 14
Gabrieli Timor et tremor a 6
Gabrieli Canzona 1
Gabrieli Jubilate Deo a 10
Grandi O Quam tu pulchram es
Gabrieli Domine Deus meus a 6
Girolamo Frescobadli Toccata quarta (per l'organo da sonarsi all levatione)
Monteverdi Beatus Vir
Monteverdi Pulchra Es (1610 Vespers)
Gabrieli Magnificat a 17

 

Tickets £15.00
£8.00 concessions

 

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

 

 

Tickets on the door subject to availability




 

 

FRIDAY, 13th November 2015

10:00 - 18:00
Painted Hall & Queen Mary
Undercroft

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

Admission 
Adults £10.00, 2 day ticket - £15.00, 3 day ticket - £20.00; Children under 14 free (Concessions:  Senior Citizens,  Students). Trinity Laban staff & students free entry with Trinity Laban resource card.


10:30 - 13:30
The Chapel,
Old Royal Naval College

Masterclass: Emma Kirkby & Jacob Heringman
Soprano Dame Emma Kirkby and lutenist Jacob Heringman, world-renowned early music specialists, coach Trinity Laban singers on lute songs.

£3 in advance  £5 payable on the door
Online: www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/earlymusicfestival2015 Tel: 020 8463 0100



11:00 - 11:45
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital

Mollenhauer Recorders
Mollenhauer's in-house recorder trio VeSiNi performs works by Dufay, Desprez, Ruffo, Dornel, Call and Gal on period and modern instruments


Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


12:00 - 12:45
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital

Block4  (Recorder Quartet)
BLOCK4 will demonstrate the versatility of the Paetzold recorder consort with music from the baroque periods as well as contemporary works.

 

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


13:00 - 13:45
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital

Richard Jones Viols - Rose Consort of Viols
The Rose Consort of Viols play a range of music by two Venetian composers, Cipriano de Rore and Adrian Willaert, on Venetian Viols by Richard Jones


Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


13:00 - 17:30
Peacock Room
King Charles Court

Moeck UK/Society of Recorder Players Solo Recorder Playing Competition Finals
The biennial Moeck/Society of Recorder Players Solo Recorder Competition finals take place on Friday 13th November at the Old Royal Naval College, Royal Greenwich as part of the 2015 Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival and Exhibition.

Adjudicators: Bart Spanhove, Steven Devine and Maria Martinez Ayerza

Limited Free Admission


13:05 - 14:00
St Alfege Church

Concert: Trinity Laban Guitar Showcase
Graham Devine, Head of Guitar studies, leads the Trinity Laban Guitar Department in a performance of pre c1750 repertoire

Admission £5.00
payable on entrance to concert
Online: www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/earlymusicfestival2015 Tel: 020 8463 0100



14:00 - 14:45
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital

Claire Dugue - Hurdy Gurdy
Steve Tyler- Alto and Soprano hurdy-gurdies & Katy Marchant
Steve Tyler will be playing music from thirteenth and fourteenth century Europe (Cantigas de Santa Maria, Rossi Codex...) along with a few more recent tunes and will be joined for some of them by Katy Marchant on bagpipes and shawm.

 

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


15:00 - 15:45
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital
Stephen Robinson Spinets
Rosemary Robinson (spinet)
Laura Robinson (recorder and viola)

A programme of English music for spinet, recorder and viola, including works by Handel, Purcell, William Flackton and Herbert Murrill

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


16:00 - 16:45
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital
Jane Julier
Henrik Persson and Caroline Ritchie play French music on  7
string Viols

 

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


17:30 - 18:45
St Alfege Church


Concert:
Emma Kirkby, Jacob Heringman and members of Dowland works


DOWLAND among FRIENDS

A sumptuous programme exploring the rich heritage of lute song left to us by John Dowland and others.

Tickets £18.00

Tickets on the door subject to availability





 

 

Concert promoted by 
The Early Music Shop

 


19:45 - 21:45
The Chapel, Old Royal Naval
College

Concert: St James's Baroque

A Feast of Concertos

Handel: organ concerto in d minor, Op. 7, no .4
Telemann: concerto alla Polonese TWV 43:G7 (strings + bc)
Bach: concerto for oboe d'amore BWV 1055

Telemann: concerto in d minor TWV 53:d1
(2 oboes, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, bc)
Bach: violin concerto in a minor BWV 1041
Handel: organ concerto in g minor Op. 4, no.1

Tickets £25.00

 

 

Tickets on the door subject to availability

 



 

St. James's Baroque was started by Ivor Bolton in 1984.  It's one of the leading period instrument ensembles, has been the 'house' orchestra of the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music and has also appeared at many other festivals - including four visits to the Proms. For many years St James's Baroque has had a great association with two of Britain's most celebrated choirs,  the Choir of Westminster Abbey and the BBC Singers, two absolute jewels in the crown of British music making.

 James O'Donnell, the Organist and Master of the Choristers of Westminster, has taken over from Ivor Bolton as Music Director of St. James's Baroque.  One illustrious colleague describes him as the finest musician to occupy the Abbey post since Henry Purcell.



Concert promoted by 
The Early Music Shop

 

SATURDAY, 14th November 2015

10:00 - 17:30
Painted Hall & Queen Mary
Undercroft

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

Admission 
Adults £10.00, 2 day ticket - £15.00, 3 day ticket - £20.00; Children under 14 free (Concessions:  Senior Citizens, Students). Trinity Laban staff & students free entry with Trinity Laban resource card.)


11:00 - 11:45
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital
Jane Julier
Susanna Pell and Jacob Heringman play English Music on
English Viols and Lute


Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places



12:00 - 12:45
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital

Arden Recorder Orchestra, conductor Caroline Jones

 Sinfonietta, Dietrich Schnabel
Allegro
[as if on a pivot], Kirsty Devaney
Double Pleasure, Sylvia Corinna Rosin
Double Concerto, Steve Marshall

Caroline Jones, treble recorder and Charles Matthews, spinet
A programme of original recorder orchestra music with new work [as if on a
pivot] by Kirsty Devaney which has been created through Making Music's Adopt
a Composer project. 

 

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places



13:00 - 13:45
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital
Warwickshire Youth Waits directed by Alison Kinder
County Viol Consort 'Gutted!' directed by Jacqui Robertson-Wade.

'A European Tour' - music by
Hessen, Praetorius, Sermisy and Playford featuring recorders, crumhorns, viols, shawms, sackbuts and cornett.

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places



13:00 - 14:00
The Chapel, Old Royal Naval College


Concert: Junior Trinity

Young musicians from Trinity Laban’s inspirational Saturday School perform a selection of chamber repertoire from the Baroque era.


£3 in advance  £5 payable on the door
Online: www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/earlymusicfestival2015 Tel: 020 8463 0100



14:00 - 14:45
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital
Marc Soubeyran

Elizabeth Wallfisch - Baroque Violin

Georg Philippe Telemann - Fantasia no 5 in A major

Francesco Geminiani - Lady Anne Bothwell's Lament
(From a Treatise of Good Taste in the Art of Musick 1749)
Compositione V, Allegro assai (From The Art of Playing the Violin 1751)

Johann Sebastian Bach - Partita no 2 in D minor BWV 1004


Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places



15:00 - 15:45
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital
Chetham's School of Music directed by Martin Shaw

Young musicians from Chetham's School present a programme of chamber music and cantata works.  The programme forms part of an English Baroque Project, run in association with the Early Music Shop.  Includes works by celebrated English composers including Thomas Arne and the adopted Englishman George Frideric Handel, together with a rarely heard cantata by Daniel Purcell.

 

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


16:00 - 16:45
King William Undercroft

Makers Demonstration Recital
James Marriage
The Modern Lutenist - A sundry selection of great lute works across time, space, and genre. To feature works by Dalza, Capirola, Francesco da Milano, Albert de Rippe, John Dowland, Piccinini & Lundgren amongst others.

 

Richard MacKenzie - lute

 

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


17.30 - 18.45
St Alfege Church


Concert:
Charlotte Barbour-Condini

and Sophie Westbrooke

BBC Young Musician Finalists 2012 & 2014 with the Zero Gravity Band



Charlotte Barbour-Condini - Recorder
Sophie Westbrooke - Recorder


Chiara Vinci soprano
Barbara Law & Evelyn Nallen recorders
Malcolm Creese double bass
David Gordon harpsichord
Cambridge’s Recorder Band Zero Gravity

 

Music by Arne, Handel, Telemann & Purcell

 

Tickets on the door subject to availability





 Concert promoted by 
The Early Music Shop


19:45 - 21:45
The Chapel, Old Royal Naval College


Concert: Red Priest


Handel In The Wind


Piers Adams – recorders
Adam Summerhayes – violin
Angela East – cello
David Wright – harpsichord

 

Programme to include: Suite from the Messiah, Largo and Passacaglia in G minor, the ‘Harmonious Blacksmith’ Variations, Improvisation on ‘Lascia Ch’Io Pianga’, Recorder Sonata in B minor

 


Tickets £18.00

 

Tickets on the door subject to availability







Following the success of their programmes of Bach (‘Johann I’m Only Dancing’) and Vivaldi (‘Carnival of the Seasons’) Red Priest will take us on a whirlwind tour through the music of that other titan of the baroque, Georg Frederick Handel. Their new programme includes sonatas, chaconnes and virtuoso variations, transcriptions both sublime and tempestuous and an audacious suite drawn from his most celebrated work, The Messiah


 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.