Saturday 23 January, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: £12 (Concessions £10)
The Baroque ensemble Follia performs Chamber music by J S Bach, C P E Bach, Quantz, F Benda, Janitsch and Frederick the Great
The Baroque ensemble Follia performs music from the court of Frederick the Great, including J.S. Bach’s monumental Trio from the Musical Offering, a sonata by his son C.P.E. Bach and a little music by Frederick the Great himself.
William Summers: Baroque Flute
Diane Moore: Baroque Violin
Ibrahim Aziz: Viola da Gamba
Yeo Yat-Soon: Harpsichord
Doors open at 7pm and concert starts at 7.30pm.
There will be a cash-only bar at the concert
In 1747 the ageing Johann Sebastian Bach visited the cosmopolitan court of the young and highly musical King Frederick the Great of Prussia. This was the catalyst for the composition of his great late work Musical Offering dedicated to the king. This programme explores the contrasting styles of Frederick’s court composers including Bach’s son Carl Philipp Emmanuel and the king himself. It culminates with Bach’s monumental Trio Sonata from Musical Offering.
FOLLIA is a baroque ensemble with a flexible combination of instrumental and/or vocal musicians as appropriate to the repertoire being performed. It is made up of experienced specialists in their respective fields. Programmes are based on specific themes drawing on the fascinating links between the music of each period and the historical context of contemporary thoughts, events and developments in the other arts. The music performed ranges from the early 17th century to the late 18th century.