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Baroque: Take Two

with guest director Jonathan Cohen (harpsichord)

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Under 26  £12.50
Student  £7
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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.

The Performance

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)

Please note that a second performance (beginning at 8.15pm at St John’s Kirk, followed by the second half at 9.30pm at The Station Hotel) has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.


Concerto Grosso Op. 3, No. 2, RV 578 in G minor

Violin Sonata Op.5, No. 10 in F major

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.

Delve deeper…

INTERVIEW Jonathan Cohen in conversation with SE violinist Joanne Green
ARTICLE Where did the classical music concert come from?
PLAYLIST Listen to the Youtube playlist 


Both venues are fully accessible and refreshments are available at the Station Hotel. Please be aware that there is a short walk between both venues for this concert, and transport is available for anyone who would like help travelling between venues. Please contact us on 0141 332 4747 or office@scottishensemble.co.uk to book a place.

Parking is available at The Station Hotel for a small charge.

What to Expect

If this is your first time attending a Scottish Ensemble performance and you’re not quite sure what to expect, you may be interested in the What to Expect page on our website. 

The programme for this concert will be available online before the concert and large print and audio versions can be provided on request. 

If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing office@scottishensemble.co.uk or by giving us a call on 0141 332 4747.

The Station Hotel, Perth

Sat 19 Oct 2019 at 7:00 pm

1 Leonard Street, Perth, PH2 8HE