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  • Event 19: Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 6 To 1
  • Wednesday 10 July 6.30pm
    Florilegium
    £30.00 (concessions £28.00 | under 35 £6.00)
    Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York

    Ashley Solomon director

    Bojan Cičić leader
    Magdalena Loth-Hill, Davina Clarke violins
    Jane Rogers, Jordan Bowron, Malgorzata Ziemkiewicz violas
    Jennifer Morsches, Imogen Seth-Smith, Henrik Persson cellos
    Reiko Ichise viola da gamba
    Ashley Solomon flute/recorder
    David Blackadder trumpet
    Gail Hennessy, Oonagh Lee, Elspeth Robertson oboes
    Sally Holman bassoon
    Ursula Monberg, David Bentley horns
    Julian Perkins harpsichord

    Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 6 To 1

    In a strange twist of fate, the Brandenburg Concertos have come to be named after an aristocrat who didn’t particularly want them and never actually heard them. The six concertos form a master anthology, a demonstration of all the imaginable possibilities inherent in a given musical form. Each concerto calls for a different combination of soloists, every one innovative and unprecedented in its choice of instruments. Florilegium uniquely performs them in reverse of the numbered order, ending with the triumphant first concerto combining wind, strings and brass.

    This is consummate music-making that reflects the players’ evident joy with this repertoire. Florilegium gives us a particularly fresh and vibrant sounding reading.’ Classic FM

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