Emma Halnan (flute) and Heather Wrighton (harp)

Wednesday 14 April 2021, 13.00 BST

Paul Lewis: Norfolk Idyll

Josef Holbrooke: Arietta

Peter Maxwell Davies: The Kestrel Paced Round the Sun (flute solo)

William Alwyn: Crépuscule (harp solo) 

Vaughan Williams: Suite de Ballet

Paul Patterson: Canonic Lullaby

William Alwyn: Naïades

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Tatcho Drom

Friday 16 April 2021, 20.00 BST

Tatcho Drom performs vibrant music from Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Their performance arrangements are vibrant and delicate, with subtle elements of baroque, jazz and Latin, telling mystery stories of the travels and of the people behind the music. They are considered one of the UK’s leading exponents of Romany Gypsy music. Their name translates to ‘True Journey’ from Rromanes, the language of Romany Gypsies. For this concert, Tatcho Drom's repertoire will focus on Romani and Balkan music which is influenced by Ottoman culture, featuring rhythms and modes which travelled through history and through time from East to West.

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LuteFest 1: ‘Sweet, stay awhile’ - Music by John Dowland and John Daniel

Monday 19 April 2021, 20.00 BST

Interspersing groups of lute songs with solos and duets by Daniel and Dowland, this concert explores the music of two of the leading lutenist composers of the English Golden Age. Both men became royal employees and were regarded as leading musicians of the Jacobean Court. Songs from John Daniel’s exquisite and highly poetic book of 1606 are contrasted with the more directly emotional airs of John Dowland. Dowland is justly famous for his solo lute music and we include such masterpieces as Dowland’s Lacrimae Pavane and his version of Lord Willoughby’s Welcome Home.

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Rebecca Wood (oboe) and Symphonia Academica

Tuesday 20 April 2021, 19.30 BST

Boccherini: Oboe Quintet in G major Op 55 No 1 

Dvořák: American String Quartet Op 96

Bax: Oboe Quintet

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Allegri String Quartet

Saturday 24 April 2021, 20.00 BST

Mozart: String Quartet No 21 in D major K575

Dvořák: String Quartet No 13 in G major Op 106

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LuteFest 2: Alison Crum (viols) and Roy Marks (lute)

Monday 26 April 2021, 20.00 BST

A Spagna in the Works: ethereal, enigmatic and exhilarating Renaissance miniature materpieces for viol and lute.

Alison Crum and Roy Marks play dances, divisions and instrumental settings from the 16th century.

The modestly gentle sonority of domestic music-making in the Renaissance quietly belies compositions of unsurpassed musical skill. Featuring music that centres upon the Italian Renaissance, both pleasantly light and seriously profound, this programme draws the listener into worlds that are almost unimaginable, and certainly almost forgotten.

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LuteFest 3: Lynda Sayce

Thursday 29 April 2021, 20.00 BST

"The Beginning of the World": music from the Marsh lute book (c1590). 

One of Britain's leading lutenists with over 100 recordings to her name, Lynda Sayce performs regularly as soloist and continuo player with leading period instrument ensembles worldwide, is principal lutenist with The King's Consort, Ex Cathedra and the Musicians of the Globe, and has broadcast extensively on radio and TV. She is also director of the lute ensemble Chordophony, whose repertory and instrumentarium is based exclusively on her research.

In this concert Lynda performs music from the Marsh lute book. A huge book of over 400 pages and more than 160 pieces, it contains an unusually cosmopolitan repertory, including fantasias by Francesco da Milano and exquisite intabulations by Albert de Rippe, alongside popular tunes and works by Tudor court musicians. Beautifully written, in an astonishingly modern-looking round hand, its contents span genres, decades and countries, and invite us into an Elizabethan colleague’s world.
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