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Thursday 18 September, 7:30 pm

Bite-Sized Baroque: The Art of Fugue

Book Tickets

Programme

Vivaldi – Autumn from Four Seasons
Vivaldi – Flute concerto ‘Il gardelino’
Bach – Harpsichord Concerto in A
CPE Bach – Flute Concerto in D
Handel – Largo
Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Mozart – Salzburg Symphony No 3 in F
Tartini – Sinfonia in D

London Octave
Lorraine McAslan
Violin
Halit Turgay
Flute
Dietrich Bethge
Director
Sara Pacey
Cello

Performers

Founded by cellist Dietrich Bethge in 1988 from London’s leading musicians, London Octave aims to approach the baroque and classical repertoire in a fresh and vital manner, often without a conductor, but principally for the players’ own enjoyment and the enjoyment of  the audience.

Through their regular London season at St Martin-in-the-Fields, the South Bank and on BBC Radio 3, London Octave has attracted a loyal following of concert goers who appreciate their vitality and virtuosity. This, coupled with their programmes based on major and accessible works, has established them as one of the leading chamber orchestras in Britain. The members, many of whom have distinguished individual careers, frequently take turns as soloists and leading musicians are often invited to work with the ensemble. During recent seasons, artists include   John Lill, Nick van Bloss, William Bennett, Crispian Steele Perkins, Lorraine McAslan, Yvgeny Sudbin, James Bowman, The Tallis Chamber Choir.

Recently London Octave has taken part in CD recordings with James Bowman (counter-tenor) and given a concert Istanbul’s Is-Sanat Hall with William Bennett (flute).

London Octave’s CD, Better Baroque, featuring well known baroque masterpieces received great acclaim, being described as, “an absolute gem full of sparkle and wit” in Metro. Time Out commented, “Forget the routine baroque, this is better baroque”.  Dutton recently released a new CD by London Octave (conductor Kypros Markou) featuring works by the early 20th century American composers  A.Foote and V.Herbert.


Bite-Sized Baroque: The Art of Fugue
Start: September 18, 2014 7:30 pm
End: September 18, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: St Martin-in-the-Fields
Phone: 020 7766 1100

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