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Lark Ascending at Sage Gateshead

Date:

Wednesday 1st March, Sage Gateshead at 7.30pm
Bradley Creswick
Bradley Creswick director/violin
Timothy Orpen clarinet
Royal Northern Sinfonia
ELGAR Introduction and Allegro
FINZI Clarinet Concerto
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending
TIPPETT Divertimento on Sellinger’s Round
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Vaughan Williams’ famous bird in flight is often regarded as quintessentially English music. However, as the rest of this programme shows, there are plenty more paths to the unique musical tradition of these isles, ranging back all the way to Tallis.

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New Clarinet Concerto by Patrick Hawes

Date:

Sunday 12th March, St Andrew’s Halls, Norwich at 3.00pm
Emma Johnson
The premiere performance of Patrick’s new Clarinet Concerto written especially for Emma Johnson. Emma will be performing alongside the St Thomas Orchestra of Norwich, conducted by Christopher Adey.

The Clarinet Concerto features on Emma’s new album An English Fantasy, recorded with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Phil Ellis and released on Nimbus Records.

Patrick Hawes’s Clarinet Concerto [is] musically nourishing…a fine work….gorgeous…” GRAMOPHONE (Aug 2016)

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Antiphon: A Mass for All Seasons

Date:

Saturday 18th March, Holy Cross Parish Church Haltwhistle, at 7.30pm
Antiphon
Antiphon, a chamber choir based in Tynedale, presents a concert of Medieval and Renaissance music, conducted by John Roper. The main work is the beautiful Missa L’Homme Armé (The Armed Man Mass) by Guillaume Dufay (1397–1474). This will be interspersed with a sequence of chants and motets for the seasons of the religious year, by Binchois, Palestrina, Parsons, Sheppard, Tallis and Taverner.
 
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Foundling Folk - Three Cane Whale

Date:

24th March 20177, The Foundling Museum London at 7.00pm
Three Cane Whale

Multi-instrumental trio Three Cane Whale perform an intimate acoustic gig for Folk at the Foundling. Hailing from Bristol, Three Cane Whale brings together mandolinist Alex Vann (Spiro), trumpeter Pete Judge (Get the Blessing) and acoustic guitarist Paul Bradley (Scottish Dance Theatre). Influenced by both folk and minimalist music, they perform intricate works with a cinematic sweep and intimate delicacy.

Their eponymous debut album was chosen by Cerys Matthews as one of her top five modern folk albums, followed by Holts And Hovers, awarded Roots Editor’s Choice Album of 2013. Their latest album Palimpsest was chosen by The Telegraph as one of the best folk music albums of 2016. Recent projects include a live recording from The Old Barn on Kelston Roundhill in Somerset, for new independent label Kelston Records, and the soundtrack to the independent feature Brown Willy (2016), filmed on location in Cornwall.

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