Norwich Baroque: Brandenburg Concertos

02 September 2017
19:30 - 21:30
Norwich Baroque

This concert is sponsored by Norwich Baroque's principle sponsor, SG Wealth Management.

Don't miss this chance to enjoy 3 of the Brandenburg Concertos in one concert; nos 2,3,4, with our fine group of soloists:

 - Simon Munday - trumpet (La Serenissima, London Brass, Dunedin Consort, English Baroque soloists)

 - Catherine Martin - violin (leader of the Gabrieli Players, guest director around UK and Europe)

- Joel Raymond and Chris Hartland - oboe/recorder (Hanover band, Ex-Cathedra, OAE)

The 6 Brandenburg Concertos take their name from the nobleman to whom they were dedicated, Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg. They are full of variety and tuneful, virtuosic writing for the many solo instruments that they feature. Each concerto showcases a different solo combination:

Number 2 features Recorder, Oboe, Violin and a notoriously heroic natural trumpet part, not for the faint hearted, with accompanying strings. Simon Munday has made Brandenburg 2 a trade mark.

Number 3 is for 10 solo string players (3 violins, 3 violas, 3 cellos and double bass) plus harpsichord; watch the themes bounce around between the players, each one of equal importance.

Number 4 features 2 recorders and a dazzling violin line, plus strings.

To entice you still further, our programme will also include:

- JS Bach's ever popular violin concerto in E major

- Telemann's concerto for violin and trumpet

- Telemann's haunting concerto in D minor for oboe

Tickets: £5 - £20

To book, contact Norwich Theatre Royal Box Office (Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RL) in person or phone 01603 630000, or book online.