Thursday 18 May 7.30pm – ends approx 9.30pm
The Academy of Ancient Music
Richard Egarr director & harpsichord
Concerto grosso Op.6, No.1
Flute Concerto in D major
Canon in D major
Concerto for strings in G minor
Water Music Suite No.3
Three parts upon a Ground
Brandenburg concerto No.5 in D major BWV1050
The AAM’s appearances at the festival are always highly anticipated by our audiences. In their own words the Academy “aims to energise baroque and classical music. And to do it, we get back to the style and spirit in which this music was first performed. We revel in the expressive power of old instruments — flutes made out of wood, trumpets without valves, strings woven from gut. Each one of our musicians, “the superstars of the period-instrument world” as they were recently described, takes a key part in the music-making. The thrill of live performance stands at the heart of our work.” This programme directed by Richard Egarr, described as “the Bernstein of Early Music”, contains some of the featured composers’ most popular music and should ensure a full house, so another concert to book early for.
Under the direction of Richard Egarr, who conducted from the harpsichord, the Academy of Ancient Music revealed all of the precision and control for which it is renowned.
Reserved £40 & £35 Unreserved £22 Students £1
For more information you can visit Academy of Ancient Music’s website on: http://www.aam.co.uk