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Academy of Ancient Music: The Baroque Trumpet...

On advice from her doctors, trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth has had to withdraw from all concerts up to the end of April and will therefore no longer be performing with the Academy of Ancient Music in its forthcoming four concert UK tour from 16 February - 1 March.

 

The Academy of Ancient Music presents ‘The Baroque Trumpet’ with a programme that celebrates the power and glory of the baroque trumpet in works from across Europe. Directed by AAM principal trumpet, David Blackadder, the orchestra performs at The Apex on 22 February.

 

In the 17th and 18th centuries, the art of trumpet playing was dominated by a small number of virtuoso performers. Exploiting the super-high “clarino” register, these flamboyant trailblazers secured lucrative jobs at Europe’s wealthiest courts, inspiring court and civic composers to write ever more astonishing music for them. David Blackadder is joined by trumpeters Phillip Bainbridge and Robert Vanryne, violinists Bojan Čičić and Rebecca Livermore and cellist Sarah McMahon to perform works by Bach, Biber, Corelli, Vivaldi and Telemann showing off the trumpet’s virtuosic capabilities.

 

Programme: The Baroque Trumpet

 

JS Bach Sinfonias from Cantatas Nos.29 (1731), 150 (c.1708) & 249 (1725)

Biber Sonata No.10 in G minor (1676)

Corelli Sonata a quattro (1699)

JS Bach Concerto in D minor for two violins (1723)

Vivaldi Concerto in D major for two trumpets (1742)

Biber Battalia (1673)

Telemann Concerto in D major for trumpet, violin and cello (c.1715)

Telemann Concerto in D major for three trumpets (1716)

 

The concert at The Apex is on Sunday 22 February at 7.30pm. Tickets are £25 & £20 (£23 & £18 concessions), with £5 tickets for those aged under 25. Please ring the box office on 01284 758000 or see the website www.theapex.co.uk for details.

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