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Friday 25 May, 7.00pm
St. John's, Smith Square

Elizabeth Wallfisch
Jaap ter Linden
Albert-Jan Roelofs

violin
cello & viola da gamba
harpsichord

Le Grand Concours - France Plays Italy

Albert-Jan Roelofs and Elizabeth Wallfisch
Jaap ter Linden

Uccellini
Louis Couperin
Stradella
François Couperin
Geminiani
Leclair
Locatelli
Locatelli

Sonata ottava in D minor
Prélude non mésuré in A minor
Sinfonia  No.23 in B flat major
Quatrième Concert in E minor (Concerts royaux)
Cello Sonata in A minor, Op.5 No.6
Violin Sonata in B flat major, Op.5 No.4
Violin Sontata in D minor, Op.6 No.12
Capriccio 'Prova del' intonatione'

It is said that, when the two great violinists Jean-Marie Leclair the Elder and Pietro Antonio Locatelli played on the same bill at a concert in Kassel in 1728, the former played 'like an angel' and the latter 'like a devil'. The occasion was also seen as a 'battle' between their respective national styles, however, and here Elizabeth Wallfisch and distinguished friends take the idea further in a celebration of cutting-edge chamber music from both sides of the Alps.

'Professional Baroque music-making at the highest level ... A memorable concert given with huge commitment and assured expertise.'  
Musical Pointers

Tickets £28, £22, £15, £10
 Buy a ticket for both concerts on 25 May and receive a voucher for a free glass of wine
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Friday 25 May, 9.30pm
St. John's, Smith Square  Lufthansa Late

ensemble savādi
Kristīne Jaunalksne
Ulrike Hofbauer
Marie Bournisien


soprano
soprano
harp

Zefiro torna - Miniature Operas from 17th-century Venice

ensemble savādi

Rovetta
Monteverdi
Strozzi
Picchi
Strozzi
Ferrari
Picchi

Monteverdi
Monteverdi
Strozzi
Picchi

Rovetta
Ferrari
Merula

O quante volte
O come sei gentile
Timore e che sarà?
Toccata
La riamata dà chi amava
Ardo misera
Padoana ditta la Ongara
L'Ongara a un'altro modo
Zefiro torna
Romancesca a due
Udite amanti (L'Eraclito amoroso)
Ballo Ongaro
Il suo balletto
Ohimè, chi mi ferisce
Voglio di vita uscir
La donna è mobil verga

Since winning the Early Music Network International Young Artists' Competition in York in 2003, ensemble savādi have captivated audiences throughout Europe with their performances of 17th-century vocal music, to which their imaginative presentation style has brought new intensity. For their Lufthansa Festival debut they weave duets and arias by Monteverdi, Rovetta, Strozzi and others into an intimate miniature operatic world where emotions from lust to furious rage are distilled to their scorching essence.

'Prepare to be moved and charmed.'  
Early Music Today

Tickets £15 (unreserved)
 Buy a ticket for both concerts on 25 May and receive a voucher for a free glass of wine
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