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  • Fri
    18
    Jan
    2019

    Woods So Wild

    7.30pm

    The Mylor Theatre, Mylor Building, Truro College, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3XX

    Inspired by the sights, senses and sounds of nature, William Byrd’s famous setting forms a backdrop to a feast of frottole, verelai, songs and chansons featuring the swan, lark, nightingale and the pleasures of the “oken wood”. The programme features music from the thirteenth to the twenty-first centuries including Gibbons, Wilbye, Marenzio, Purcell and Vivaldi, plus contemporary music by Tim Coker and Tomi Räisänen.

    Featuring five of the UK’s leading specialist professional artists, Fontanella bring the history of the recorder to life. Their concert programme celebrates the long history of the recorder from the mediaeval period to the present day. The ensemble perform on a specialist array of instruments of every shape and size, from their beautiful 15-piece renaissance consort to their fascinating set of contemporary Paetzold ‘square’ basses. The group aims to combine an awareness of recent scholarship in Renaissance and early repertoire with performances of more contemporary works.
     
     
    Tel 01872 267000
     
  • Sat
    19
    Jan
    2019

    Woods So Wild

    7.30pm

    The Centre, Newlyn, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AR

    The Woods So Wild
    The sweet song of the recorder has been used to imitate the sounds of birds and woodlands for hundreds of years, inspiring generations of musicians and composers. In this beautiful programme Fontanella is inspired by the sights, senses and sounds of nature, presenting a feast of music featuring the lark, nightingale and all the pleasures of the ancient “oken wood”. William Byrd’s famous setting Henry VIII ’s favourite song forms a backdrop to music from the thirteenth to the twenty first centuries, including music by Monteverdi, Marenzio, Purcell and Vivaldi, as well as some jazz arrangements and new sounds, featuring a large array of recorders of all shapes and sizes!

    An Afternoon Workshop at 4.30 - 5.45pm for recorder players of all ages will also be led by members of Fontanella. To book, please contact classicconcert@aol.com, giving details of your previous recorder playing experience.

    Tickets
    Concert only Adults £10; Under 16s £5
    Concert and Workshop Adults £14; Under 16s £8
    Workshop only Adults £7; Under 16 £4

    Tickets available from Cornish Riviera Box Office, Tel 01726 879500

    Also available in person from The Centre, Newlyn and from local CRBO box offices at the Tourist Offices in Penzance, St Ives, Falmouth and Truro

  • Sun
    20
    Jan
    2019

    Woods So Wild

    11.30am

    Frome Concerts Group

    Rook Lane Chapel, Bath Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1DN

    Inspired by the sights, senses and sounds of nature, William Byrd’s famous setting forms a backdrop to a feast of frottole, verelai, songs and chansons featuring the swan, lark, nightingale and the pleasures of the “oken wood”. The programme features music from the thirteenth to the twenty-first centuries including Gibbons, Wilbye, Marenzio, Purcell and Vivaldi, plus contemporary music by Tim Coker and Tomi Räisänen.

    Featuring five of the UK’s leading specialist professional artists, Fontanella bring the history of the recorder to life. Their concert programme celebrates the long history of the recorder from the mediaeval period to the present day. The ensemble perform on a specialist array of instruments of every shape and size, from their beautiful 15-piece renaissance consort to their fascinating set of contemporary Paetzold ‘square’ basses. The group aims to combine an awareness of recent scholarship in Renaissance and early repertoire with performances of more contemporary works.

    http://www.fromeconcertsgroup.org/category/coffeeconcerts/

  • Fri
    26
    Apr
    2019

    Interactive Schools' Concert

    1.30pm

    All Saint's Church, Hillington Square, Church Lane, King's Lynn PE30 1JF

    King's Lynn Festival Extra

    Join Fontanella for an hour long interactive performance suitable for Key Stage 2 children, as part of King’s Lynn Festival’s EXTRA weekend of Elizabethan inspired performances.  This children’s concert is a celebration of the recorder family in all its shapes and sizes proving just how versatile and historic an instrument the recorder is.  Tying in perfectly with the wider curriculum, this informal fun performance features audience participation, historical information about the period and high quality musicianship. 

    Tickets and further Information

  • Fri
    26
    Apr
    2019

    The Woods So Wild

    5.30pm

    All Saint's Church, Hillington Square, King's Lynn PE 30 1JF

    The Woods So Wild

    Since Medieval times the distinctive sound of the recorder has been used to imitate birdsong and the sounds of nature, inspiring generations of musicians and composers. This beautiful hour-long programme presents a feast of music of ancient woods with pieces by William Byrd, Henry VIII, Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Purcell and Marenzio, as well as some jazz arrangements and new sounds.  Fontanella will also give a workshop for schools at 1.30pm

    Tickets and further information 

     

  • Sat
    01
    Jun
    2019

    Woods So Wild

    1pm

    Old St Martin’s Church, Cornmarket, Worcester WR1 2PN

    Tickets and further information at Worcester Early Music Festival

    The Woods So Wild

    The sweet song of the recorder has been used to imitate the sounds of birds and woodlands for hundreds of years, inspiring generations of musicians and composers. In this beautiful programme Fontanella is inspired by the sights, senses and sounds of nature, presenting a feast of music featuring the lark, nightingale and all the pleasures of the ancient “oken wood”. William Byrd’s famous setting Henry VIII ’s favourite song forms a backdrop to music from the thirteenth to the twenty first centuries, including music by Monteverdi, Janequin, Marenzio, Purcell and Vivaldi, as well as some jazz arrangements and new sounds, featuring a large array of recorders of all shapes and sizes!

  • Sat
    01
    Jun
    2019

    If You Go Down in the Woods Today

    3pm

    Old St Martin’s Church, Cornmarket, Worcester WR1 2PN

    Tickets and further information at Worcester Early Music Festival

    Family concert: If You Go Down in the Woods Today...

    Fontanella introduce their amazing collection of recorders great and small in a programme of music inspired by animals and nature from across the centuries. Come along and hear echoes of the English nightingale, the cuckoo, the turtle dove, furry felines, dancing frogs, hairy bears and perhaps even a surprise guest or two…