BEMP: Newe Vialles
About"The compleat violist"
Henrik Persson and Caroline Ritchie: bass viols
Jamie Akers: theorbo and guitar
The music collection of an imaginary viol player, living in London at the turn of the eighteenth century. Performed on two original bass viols built in 1675 and 1703 respectively, this programme explores the repertoire that might have been played by their first owners. The beautiful decorations on each viol point to people of artistic taste and sensibility, with money to spend - possibly educated on a European "grand tour", or frequenters of London book and music dealers. What would they have played? Music by English viol players such as Christopher Simpson, Playford's dance tunes, pieces by immigrant composers working in London…perhaps they even had a copy of Marais' first book, or tried their hand at a Corelli sonata or two?
Tickets Full Price £15, Students £8, u12s free
Doors open at 19.00, refreshments available