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The music of the Baroque era is a celebration of virtuosity: flush with ornamentation, laced with ostentation and thick with harmony. For this special concert, our musicians and acclaimed harpsichordist Jonathan Cohen (Arcangelo) will perform a selection of exuberant chamber pieces – at the same time as exploring how our surroundings might change the way we listen.
Performing the first half of the concert in one venue before moving to another for the second half, you’ll experience vivacious concerti by Corelli, Locatelli and Vivaldi, and violin sonatas by Corelli and Biber, in contrasting spaces. Guided by Cohen’s passion and expertise, whether in the cosy ‘chamber’ or the ceremonial church, the common factor will be the verve and flair of this rich period of music.
Please note that there are two booking options for this concert.
Performance One: Chamber to Church
7pm – 9pm
First half : The Station Hotel (7pm – 7.45pm, refreshments available)
Interval (with the option of either a short walk or provided transport to St John’s Kirk)
Second half: St John’s Kirk (8.15pm – 9pm)
Performance Two: Church to Chamber
8.15pm – 10.15pm
First half : St John’s Kirk (8.15pm – 9pm)
Interval (during which we’ll make the short walk to The Station Hotel)
Second half: The Station Hotel (9.30pm – 10.15pm, refreshments available)
Concerto Grosso Op. 3, No. 2, RV 578 in G minor
Violin Sonata Op.5, No. 5 in G minor
Concerto Grosso Op.7, No. 6 in E-flat major (‘Il Pianto d’Arianna’)
Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 5 in B-flat major
Rosary Sonata No. 6 in C minor (‘The Agony in the Garden’)
Concerto Grosso Op. 4 in C minor
About the artists
Jonathan Cohen is an acclaimed cellist, harpsichordist and guest director, and founder and Artistic Director of Arcangelo, the celebrated London-based early music ensemble known for their performance and recordings of Baroque and Classical repertoire. Cohen is also Artistic Director of Tetbury Music Festival, Artistic Partner of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (Minnesota, US), Music Director Designate of Les Violons du Roy (Canada), and Associate Conductor of Les Arts Florissants.