Nicola Benedetti - music by Vivaldi and Telemann

31 May 2018 / 19:30

In the second of our two concerts marking the 250th anniversary of Telemann's death, we welcome Nicola Benedetti who joins Richard Egarr and AAM for the first time.

Performing this programme with gut strings - which she has described as having a more 'human' sound than that offered by their modern counterparts - Nicola brings to life music including Telemann's Frogs concerto (where the violins and violas imitate a chorus of croaking amphibians), and Vivaldi's sizzling Il Grosso Mogul where solo and orchestral parts mesh together in a feast of virtuosity. Opening the concert, soloists from AAM join Nicola in Telemann's Concerto for Four Violins.

‘This is an artist who exudes star quality; her exquisite playing combining true virtuosity and a deep musical intelligence' Herald Scotland

'...a truly mesmerising and absorbing solo performance. Her interpretation was nothing short of sublime' Bachtrack

6.30pm Pre-concert talk
Free to ticket-holders

Programme & Performers

Telemann Concerto for Four Violins in C major
Telemann Ouverture-Suite Alster-Ouvertüre
Vivaldi Concerto for Violin in D major, Il Grosso Mogul
Vivaldi Dresden Concerto for Violin in F major
Telemann Concerto for Violin in A major, The Frogs

Academy of Ancient Music
Richard Egarr director & harpsichord
Nicola Benedetti violin

6.30pm Pre-concert talk
Free to ticket holders

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