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Baroque: Take Two

with guest director Jonathan Cohen (harpsichord)

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

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Call 0141 332 5057
In person at RCS, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G2 3DB

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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 : Glasgow Art Club (7pm – 7.45pm, refreshments available)
Interval  (during which we’ll make the short walk to the church)
Second half: Renfield St Stephen’s (8.15pm – 9pm)

Performance Two: Church to Chamber
8.15pm – 10.15pm 

First half : Renfield St Stephen’s (8.15pm – 9pm, doors open at 7.45pm)
Interval (during which we’ll make the short walk to the art club)
Second half: Glasgow Art Club (9.30pm – 10.15pm, refreshments available)


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 


Please note that access to the Glasgow Art Club involves a short set of stairs. Once inside the Club the ground floor is easily accessible, and there is an easy access toilet on that level. There is no lift in the building to access the upper floors.If you require wheelchair access, please do get in touch with the SE office on 0141 332 4747, or email us at office@scottishensemble.co.uk where we can make arrangements.

Renfield St Stephen’s Centre is accessible with a platform lift to the main foyer and the venue space situated on this level. There is also a ramp to allow street access from Holland Street for larger wheelchairs which can be accessed by contacting the duty caretaker.

On street parking is available and free for those with a blue parking permit as long as you are parked within a parking bay. There is also a multi storey car park in Elmbank Crescent behind The King’s Theatre, which is about a 5 minute walk from the venues.

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.

Glasgow Art Club, Glasgow

Fri 18 Oct 2019 at 7:00 pm

185 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4HU