Scottish Ensemble: Baroque Dance Party

Wed, 22 March, 2017 at 6:30pm

The UK’s leading string orchestra visit Òran Mór for an evening of Baroque music, with a contemporary twist.

Bach knew how to throw a party. So did Telemann, and Purcell. With five string musicians, a harpsichord, a percussionist, and the great 17th-century masters as inspiration, on Wednesday 22 March Scottish Ensemble will be hosting their own ‘dance party’, Baroque-style.

From the soaring pomp of Bach’s Air on the G String – surely one of the most famous melodies in history – to the rhythmic elegance of Purcell’s Fairy Queen and Telemann’s music written to accompany dancing and feasting, the sound of the Baroque court is a rich drawing board for this concert of historic dance music.

Scottish Ensemble Baroque Dance Party
Telemann’s Tafelmusik will be served with a twist. Playing from an ‘electronic sound table’ – one of his own creations – the highly accomplished German percussionist and composer Johannes Fischer will add an extra layer to the piece by creating loops and patterns from the live performance and using them as a percussive element.

Join us for a surprising, enlightening, entertaining evening of old and new sounds.

Tickets: £14/£5

Buy tickets online via Glasgow Royal Concert Halls
Or by calling 0141 353 8000
Please note all ticket prices advertised are advance prices and may vary if purchasing your tickets on the door.

Event Information

  • Doors Open: 6:30pm