Friday 14 December 2018 7.30pm

Nigel Kennedy plays Bach

Event details

  • 7.30pm. Barbican Hall, London, UK

  • Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm

  • Richard Egarr director/harpsichord

  • Nigel Kennedy violin

  • Thomas Gould violin


  • To include

  • JS Bach Orchestral Suite No 2 in B minor BWV 1067

  • JS Bach Violin Concerto No 2 in E major BWV 1042

  • JS Bach Violin Partita No 1 in B minor BWV 1002 (orch Kennedy)

  • JS Bach Concerto for two violins in D minor BWV 1043


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About this concert

Nigel Kennedy, the one-time enfant terrible of classical music may have mellowed into a mature performer, but has lost none of his arresting, edgy style, nor his dazzling technique.

Performing music close to his heart – Bach’s works for violin – Kennedy here also explores the world of period performance, making his debut with AAM and their music director Richard Egarr to take this music back to its essence, its musical roots.

The programme will include Bach’s much-loved Violin Concerto in E major, his intricate First Violin Partita in a new orchestration by Kennedy himself, heard here for the very first time, as well as a performance of the Bach Double Violin Concerto, in which Kennedy will be joined by similarly diverse British soloist Thomas Gould.

A post-concert event will give the audience the opportunity to see a different side to both performers and music, as Kennedy, Gould and others taking Bach on an improvised journey in a classical jam-session.


Please note:

Priority booking is available for AAM Society members.  For more information about supporting the Academy of Ancient Music, please contact Leonore Hibou, or call 01223 341092.