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.
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.