Thursday 31 May 2018 7.30pm
Nicola Benedetti - music by Vivaldi and Telemann
Barbican Hall, London, UK
Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm
Concerto for Four Violins in C major
Concerto for Violin in D major 'Il Grosso Mogul'
'Dresden' Concerto for Violin in F major
Concerto for Violin in A major 'The Frogs'
Phone 020 7638 8891
About this concert
In the second of our two concerts marking the 250th anniversary of Telemann's death, we welcome Nicola Benedetti who joins Richard Egarr and AAM for the first time.
Performing this programme with gut strings - which she has described as having a more 'human' sound than that offered by their modern counterparts - Nicola brings to life music including Telemann's Frogs concerto (where the violns and violas imitate a chorus of croaking amphibians), and Vivaldi's sizzling Il Grosso Mogul where solo and orchestral parts mesh together in a feast of virtuosity. Opening the concert, soloists from AAM join Nicola in Telemann's Concerto for Four Violins.
"This is an artist who exudes star quality; her exquisite playing combining true virtuosity and a deep musical intelligence" HERALD SCOTLAND
"...a truly mesmerising and absorbing solo performance. Her interpretation was nothing short of sublime" BACHTRACK
Priority booking is available for AAM Society members. For more information about supporting the Academy of Ancient Music, please contact Alice Pusey email@example.com, or call 01223 341092.