FREE Lunchtime Concert: Emily Baines (recorders) with AMYAS
Representing the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
A period performance of Baroque Music including:
Handel – Dead March in Saul
Handel – Minuet in Rodelinda
Anon/H. Salter – Mr. Reddin’s Ground
Handel – Minuet from Ariadne
Handel – Alla Fama from Ottone
Hotteterre – L’amour, le seul amour
Hotteterre – L’autre jour ma Chloris
Emily Baines Recorders
Kate Conway Baroque Cello
Katie De La Matter Harpsichord
Arngeir Hauksson Theorbo/Baroque Guitar
Emily Baines works throughout Europe as a recorder player, lecturer and musical director also performing on a variety of historical/folk woodwinds. She trained at the University of Hull, the Koninklijk Conservatorium (The Hague) and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she now works in the Historical Performance Dept. Emily performs regularly for many period instrument ensembles, contemporary groups, and theatres and is frequently featured on Radio, TV and Film. Theatre work has included Jericho House, Just Enough Theatre Co., Shakespeare’s Globe and the National Theatre. Emily performed in the Globe’s Broadway transfers of Twelfth Night and Richard III in 2013 starring Mark Rylance and has recently finished touring the UK as Musical Director on Jessica Swayle’s Olivier Award winning, ‘Nell Gwynn’. She also lectures on music and Shakespeare’s theatre for the Globe’s education department.
Amyas are a period instrument group specialising in exuberant performances of historical repertoire. All of the group members are specialists in the historically informed performance, with many leading the way in cutting-edge research into earlier practices. The group are committed to an understanding of history but also to embracing the 21st century and new possibilities for performance spaces and techniques. Similarly, they are passionate both about discovering unknown early sources and also improvisation and composition. Their performances range from the well-loved classics of the eighteenth century (imbued with their typical flair of course!) to electronic manipulation of medieval songs and dances – and everything in between.