SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER 2020, 7.30pm, St Cecilia’s Hall
Concerto Caledonia – Corelli’s Legacy in Scotland
On their Grand Tours through France to Italy, many young men of the Scottish aristocracy met Arcangelo Corelli, and some had lessons from him. Concerto Caledonia explores music by – and inspired by – the great Italian composer.
SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2020, 7.30pm, St Andrew’s & St George’s West
La Serenissima – Tartini’s 250th: Virtuoso Violin Music and The Devil’s Trill
Giuseppe Tartini, the great composer and violinist, died 250 years ago aged 79 leaving a legacy of virtuoso violin pieces. La Serenissima explores his violin sonata repertoire including the best known of all, the stunning Devil’s Trill.
SATURDAY 5 DECEMBER 2020, 7.30pm, St Cecilia’s Hall
Sofie Vanden Eynde and Déborah Cachet – La Chambre Bleue: ‘Musique précieuse’ in the Parisian salons
In the early 17th century the Marquise de Rambouillet ran a salon in her Parisian home where men and women of literature, wit and fashion were entertained. Composers featured will include Charpentier, Lambert, Marais and St Colombe.
SATURDAY 23 JANUARY 2021, 7.30pm, St Andrew’s & St George’s West
Bach Players – A Musical Offering
On their final tour after 25 years of recreating baroque music on period instruments, the Bach Players perform Bach’s masterpiece A Musical Offering and music by his friends Buxtehude and Telemann.
SATURDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2021, 7.30pm, St Andrew’s & St George’s West
Florilegium – Haydn London Symphonies arranged by Salomon
Florilegium perform three of Haydn’s London Symphonies arranged by the great musical impresario Johann Peter Salomon for flute, string quartet and fortepiano: No.94 “Surprise”, No.101 “Clock” and No.104 “London”.
SATURDAY 20 MARCH 2021, 7.30pm, St Andrew’s & St George’s West
Chelys Consort of Viols and Helen Charlston – Ye Sacred Muses
A programme featuring pieces by the masterful English composer William Byrd written in honour or memory of others, including Ye Sacred Muses (An elegy for Thomas Tallis) and Fair Britain Isle (An elegy for Henry, Prince of Wales).