Saturday 18 November 2017 at 7.30pm
Trinity-Henleaze URC, Waterford Road, Henleaze, Bristol BS9 4BT
With Virginia Black (piano), Roger Huckle and Rachel Gough (violins)
Pre-concert talk with David Bednall at 6.45pm
Handel Concerto Grosso in G Major, Op. 6, No. 1.
Bach Piano Concerto in A major BWV 1055
Vivaldi Concerto for two violins, ‘Echo’ RV 552
Bach Piano Concerto in D minor BWV 1052
Vivaldi Winter from The Four Seasons
A captivating programme of sparkling instrumental music of the Baroque period. The Bristol Ensemble is joined by the pianist and harpsichordist Virginia Black, described by Gramophone as “…a communicative artist, extrovert, colourful, spontaneous but with a deep sense of poetry”, to perform Bach’s lively Piano Concertos in A major and D minor. Works by Handel and Vivaldi including Winter from The Four Seasons complete the programme.
Virginia Black won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in London, and studied piano under Gordon Green and harpsichord under Geraint Jones. She made her debut as a solo recitalist, aged 20, at the Wigmore Hall, London and has given numerous performances on the South Bank in the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room. She has played at many international festivals, including the Göttingen and Carmel Bach festivals, and the Herne and York early music festivals. She has pursued a worldwide concert schedule including the Paris Festival D’Été, the Prague Spring Festival and a series of recitals in the United States. In addition to live performances, she has made many recordings for both radio and television around the world and in England has been featured as ‘Artist of the Week’ on BBC Radio 3. Virginia is rediscovering her roots as a pianist, with recent recitals in England and Europe of baroque and classical masterworks.
Season ticket for six series concerts £70 including membership
Annual Society Membership £10
Tickets for members £13.50
Tickets for non members £16
Under 25 year olds £5
How to book
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