Friday 7 December | 7.30pm
The Herschel Trio York Concert Series: Concert 1
Bach Connections with Rachel Brown
£18.00 (£16.00 concessions | £9.00 students and under 18)
Rachel Brown baroque flute
The Herschel Trio
Graham O’Sullivan baroque flute
Susanna Pell viola da gamba
Mie Hayashi harpsichord
G.P. Telemann - Quartet in E minor, TWV 43: e3
J.S. Bach - Partita in A minor for unaccompanied flute, BWV 1013
C.P.E. Bach - Trio in E major for 2 flutes and continuo, Wq 162
W.F. Bach - Duet for two flutes in F major, F.57
J.C. Bach - Sonata for Harpsichord and Viol in B flat major, Warb B 2b
J.S. Bach - Trio in G major for 2 flutes and continuo, BWV 1039
In this programme exploring chamber music by Johann Sebastian Bach and his remarkable sons, the Herschel Trio are delighted to be joined by Rachel Brown, one of the world’s leading exponents of historical flutes. As principal flute and recorder player with the Academy of Ancient Music, the Hanover Band, the Brandenburg Consort, Collegium Musicum 90, Ex Cathedra and, more recently, Arcangelo, Rachel has recorded extensively and performed throughout Europe, North and South America, Japan, China and Australia. Her acclaimed solo recordings include the sonatas of Johann Sebastian Bach (‘A Tribute to Bach’), Telemann’s fantasias, and concertos by CPE and JC Bach, Quantz and Leclair.
“A performer of remarkable intensity and musicianship” (The Daily Telegraph)
“ So beautiful...If you want a flautist's guide to Bach, I don't think it comes much better than this" (Record Review, BBC Radio 3 on Rachel’s recent recording ‘A Tribute to Bach’)
“The performances are magnificent. Brown’s technical command of
her instrument is breathtaking… only the loudest of cheers will do” (Goldberg)
The Herschel Trio formed in 2011, its members all having relocated from London to the North of England, and take their name from the astronomer and composer William Herschel (1738-1822) who relocated to the north of England himself in 1757. Graham O’Sullivan (flute/recorder) has performed with many of the country’s leading baroque ensembles, and for many years has been a member of the Dunedin Consort. Susanna Pell (viola da gamba) spent the first 25 years of her career touring the world and making highly acclaimed recordings with Fretwork and The Dufay Collective. Her eclectic musical output has included appearances on the soundtracks of several films, including Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and on Kate Bush’s 2005 album Aerial. Mie Hayashi (harpsichord) has performed throughout the world both as a soloist and chamber artist, winning prizes at both the 2005 Japan International Early Music Competition, and 2006 Bruges International Early Music Competition.. 2016 saw the release of her much lauded solo disc ‘Ascents of the Soul’ (Omnibus Classics).
Following the success of their 2017 series of concerts in York exploring the music of Telemann, they are delighted to be joined in the beautiful setting of St Olave’s Church by three great friends and outstanding musicians: the flautist Rachel Brown, the singer John Potter and lutenist Jacob Heringman.
Other concerts in the series:
Concert 2: ‘LES TENDRES SENTIMENTS’
The Herschel Trio
Saturday 13th April 2019
Concert 3: THE FALCON and CROWN
The Herschel Trio with John Potter (tenor) and Jacob Heringman (lute)
Sunday 23rd June 2019
A series pass is available when you book for all 3 concerts in one booking.
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