There are two concerts included in the price of your conference ticket. Programme information for both concerts can be found below. The concerts will be delivered online and if you would like to attend these events without attending the conference, separate tickets can be booked here.
Thursday 15th July 2021, 8.30pm, The Musical and Amicable Society, dir. Martin Perkins
Kate Fawcett – violin
Catherine Martin – violin
Miki Takahashi – violin
Miranda Walton – violin
Stefanie Heichelheim – viola
Henrik Persson – cello
Kate Brooke – bass
directed from the harpsichord by
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At Home with the Concerto Grosso
George Frederic Handel (1685–1759) Overture to Esther, 1718
Published by John Walsh in Handel’s Overtures from all his Operas & Oratorios for Violins in four Parts, 1760
Capel Bond (1730–90) Concerto no 5 in G minor (Six Concertos in Seven Parts, 1766)
Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741) Concerto no 11 in D minor (L’Estro Armonico, op 3, 1715)
Published by John Walsh in 1733/4 as Vivaldi’s most Celebrated Concertos in all their parts for Violin and other Instruments with a Thorough Bass for the Harpsichord)
John Alcock (1715–1800) Concerto no 5 in B-flat (Six Concertos in Seven Parts, 1750)
Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer (1692–1766) Concerto no 1 in G (VI Concerti armonici, 1740)
Published by John Walsh, 1755
Friday 16th July 2021, 8.00pm, Ensemble La Notte
Kate Allsop - Recorders
Mark Wilson - Bassoons
Callum Anderson - Keyboards
About Ensemble La Notte
Formed in 2018, baroque group Ensemble La Notte aims to bring less well-known early repertoire to a more mainstream audience, as well as promote historically informed performance. With a core trio - recorder, bassoon and early keyboard - and an expanded group of baroque strings, Ensemble La Notte's repertoire covers the entire baroque period, with a particular focus on the virtuosity of early 17th century Italy.
Sonata Ottava, Sonate concertate in stil moderno, Libro secondo - Dario Castello
Toccata Settima - Michelangelo Rossi
Sonata Prima, Compositioni Musicali - Giovanni Antonio Bertoli
Sonata Seconda ‘detta la Luciminia contenta', Sonate, correnti et arie, Opus IV - Marco Uccellini
Canzon la Grimaneta, Divine lodi musicali, Libro III - Giovanni Battista Riccio
Sonata a violino solo e basso - Alessandro Stradella
Canzona Quarta, Tocatte e partite d’intavolatura, Libro II - Girolamo Frescobaldi
Sonata Settima, Sonate a flauto solo con cembalo, o violincello - Paulo Benedetto Bellinzani
Suonate à flauto e fagotto - Antonio Vivaldi
Kate Allsop recently completed her MMus at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with Distinction, having completed her BMus at the same institution, graduating with First Class Honours and the BMus Course Prize for highest degree mark. During her studies in Birmingham she was awarded three performance and early music scholarships and was the winner of the Conservatoire Recorder Prize for four consecutive years.
Concert highlights included those at the Utrecht Early Music Festival fringe (following an Erasmus period studying at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague), London International Exhibition of Early Music and Open Recorder Days Amsterdam.
Kate has a particular interest in the music of early 17th century Italy and this was the focus of her research for both of her degrees. Now, as well as performing with Ensemble La Notte and other ensembles including Sirinu and Galliarda, she runs a private music practice, teaches in schools in Gloucestershire and tutors for various ensembles including the National Youth Recorder Orchestra and the Birmingham Schools Recorder Sinfonia.
Mark Wilson was was awarded two scholarships to study at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and graduated with First Class Honours in 2019. A two time winner of the Nicholas Hunka bassoon prize, Mark regularly performs as both a soloist and orchestral performer and plays with many groups, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Gala Orchestra.
Mark specialises in historical bassoons and studied both dulcian and baroque bassoon with Andrew Watts and Ursula Leveaux. He is the founder of Ensemble La Notte and aside from the group's busy schedule, Mark also freelances as a period bassoonist with many UK based early music ensembles, such as Instruments of Time and Truth and The Musical and Amicable Society.
Mark is also a countertenor Lay Clerk in the choir of Worcester Cathedral and features on numerous CDs, most notably with Birmingham Cathedral Choir and the Lassus Consort. He is in demand as a tutor, and enjoys teaching a vast range of music and musical styles to both bassoon and vocal students.
Callum Anderson is a London based Harpsichordist and Organist. He has just completed a Master’s Degree in Historical Performance at the Royal Academy of Music with a distinction, studying the harpsichord with Carole Ceresi and James Johnstone. He has recently taken part in the ‘Bach the European’ concert series at the Royal Academy of Music and Ensemble la Notte’s recently CD recording ‘La Folia’.