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Ensemble Augelletti
Ensemble Augelletti

Saturday 27 March 3.00pm
Ensemble Augelletti
£10.00 (£40.00 Weekend Pass)

Olwen Foulkes recorders
Ellen Bundy and Alice Earll violins
Elitsa Bogdanova viola
Carina Drury cello
Harry Buckoke double bass
Toby Carr theorbo
Benedict Williams keyboard

A Spring in Lockdown

In the spring of 1729, the trumpeter John Grano - dubbed ‘Handel’s trumpeter’ - was serving the end of a sentence incarcerated in the infamous Marshalsea debtor’s prison. The prisoner kept a diary detailing his musical exploits as he composed, taught, organised concerts, and tried to maintain a performance schedule from the ‘home’ of his cell. This concert explores some of his fascinating diary entries from a very different kind of lockdown and includes music that he was performing, writing, and listening to, by Geminiani, Grano, Corbett and of course Mr Handel!

Ensemble Augelletti, founded and directed by Olwen Foulkes, are one of the up and coming young UK based ensembles to look out for. Winners of the FBAS Young Artists Competition in Italy in 2019, the ensemble explores the chamber music and concertos that were performed on the London theatre stages in the first decades of the 18th century.

Olwen Foulkes's playing is excellent, producing a beautifully controlled and mellifluous tone which she combines with an impressive sense of musical detail as well as the longer melodic phrase. Early Music Review


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