Aurora Orchestra welcomes soloists Allan Clayton and Pip Eastop for a performance of one of the greatest achievements of 20th-century British music: Benjamin Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings.
Doyenne of the baroque violin, Rachel Podger opens our annual Bach Weekend with a sparkling recital for solo violin. She combines two of the composer’s most famous solo works, the poignant Sonata in A minor and the monumental D minor Partita, with his life-affirming third suite for cello. Her recent recording of the solo cello suites challenged convention but was greeted with general acclaim, described in BBC Music Magazine as ‘A spellbinding set that is arguably Podger's finest recorded achievement to date.’
Renowned harpsichordist Steven Devine performs the Goldberg Variations, Bach’s universally popular set of variations on a short aria, often regarded as the most serious and ambitious composition ever written for harpsichord.
This year’s Choral Pilgrimage tour focuses on Rome, a city which has inspired countless pilgrimages, and where each of the four composers in this year’s programme (Josquin, Felice Anerio, Allegri and Victoria) created some of their finest work.
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The renowned Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey trains some of the most gifted young musicians from across the globe, and counts among its illustrious alumni Nicola Benedetti, Alina Ibragimova, Tasmin Little and Melvyn Tan.
The five-strong string band VOŁOSI are one of the undiscovered treasures of Polish traditional music. Combining two classical and three folk musicians, they create a distinctive sound with a dramatic stage presence.