In the 18th century, the finest foreign musicians flocked to London – amongst them the great Mr Handel. Get to know Handel and his circle, and hear favourite pieces that wowed audiences under George I.
There is another lunchtime concert on 26 October, and the grand finale evening event with singers and chamber orchestra on 24 November.
The programme for the first concert introduces the wide range of music enjoyed in London in Handel's day. Fiori Musicali perform movements from:
Handel – Concerto a quattro in D minor
Corelli – Sonata op.5 no.4 in F
Vivaldi – Sonata in C RV801
Geminiani – Cello Sonata no.6
Loeillet – Trio Sonata op.1 no.6 in G minor
Handel – Recorder Sonata in F
Quantz – Trio Sonata no.10 in C minor
Barsanti – Recorder Sonata op.1 no.4 in C minor
Telemann – Trio Sonata no.10 in A minor
Heidi Fardell recorder, Jane Norman violin, Lynn Selwood cello, Penelope Rapson harpsichord / director
Tickets £12 (includes buffet lunch afterwards)
£10 for children, students, unemployed, and blue badge holders
Presented in partnership with The Castle and Orchestras Live
Built on the site of the former Cattle Market in Wellingborough, The Castle is a lively theatre and cinema which is home to both professional touring theatre companies and community groups.
The Castle opened in 1995 by its then patron, Jeremy Irons, and houses a versatile 500 seat theatre and cinema space, an intimate studio theatre space seating up to 100, a recently refurbished café-bar with free Wi-Fi access, full catering and licensed bar service, conference and meeting rooms, art gallery and exhibition area and free parking.
Fiori Musicali are one of the UK’s principal providers of baroque and classical music outside London. Their project Handel & the English Baroque is delivered as part of a partnership with The Castle and Orchestras Live to increase the range of classical music at The Castle.
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