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Baroque: Take Two

with guest director Jonathan Cohen (harpsichord)

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Tickets

Standard  £16.50
Under 26  £12.50
Student  £7
Unemployment Benefits £5
Under 16 Free
Carer Free

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Call 0131 668 2019
In person at The Queen’s Hall, 85-89 Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JG

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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.

Performances

Please note that there are two booking options for this concert.

Performance One: Chamber to Church
7.15pm – 9pm

First half : Signet Library (7.15pm – 8pm, refreshments available)
Interval  (during which we’ll make the short walk to the cathedral)
Second half: St Giles’ Cathedral (8.30pm – 9.15pm)
This booking option has sold out. Tickets are still available for Performance 2, below.

Performance Two: Church to Chamber
8.30pm – 10.15pm 

First half : St Giles’ Cathedral (8.30pm – 9.15pm, doors open at 8pm)
Interval  (during which we’ll make the short walk to the library)
Second half: Signet Library (9.30pm – 10.15pm, refreshments available)

Programme

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

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

Locatelli
Concerto Grosso Op.7, No. 6 in E-flat major (‘Il pianto d’Arianna’)

Corelli
Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 5 in B-flat major

Biber
Rosary Sonata No. 6 in C minor (‘The Agony in the Garden’)

Locatelli
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 


Accessibility

Please be aware that there is a short walk between both venues for this concert. If you have any access requirements, do get in touch on 0141 332 4747 or office@scottishensemble.co.uk, and we will be very happy to make arrangements.

Both venues are accessible, and there is disabled parking available in West Parliament Square.

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.

St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh

Wed 16 Oct 2019 at 8:30 pm

High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE