Baroque online concert II

Bristol Ensemble welcomes Taunton School students to its online concert which will be broadcast on 14 February and remain available until 28 February. Click on the image below to access the video of the concert. We hope you enjoy it!

Programme

J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
John Rutter
Suite Antique – movements 2, 4 and 5
Interview
with Simon Kodurand and Julian Perkins

Performers

Simon Kodurand director / violin 
Hugh Blogg
violin
Amelia Grenfell
violin
Carl Hill
viola
Jane Fenton
cello
Jub Davis
double bass
Julian Perkins
harpsichord
Roger Armstrong
flute
Imogen Triner
recorder
Kim Keeble
recorder

The concert also includes three movements from John Rutter’s Suite Antique, written as a companion piece to the Brandenburg Concerto No.5. It explores a variety of Baroque and Classical styles from a Bach-like Aria to a ‘Richard Rodgers-style Waltz’.

Bach’s innovative Fifth Brandenburg Concerto features virtuosic harpsichord playing, designed by the composer to show off his own tremendous skill at the keyboard. Solo flautist Roger Armstrong and violinist Simon Kodurand join the harpsichordist Julian Perkins to make up a lead trio in this joyous work, full of driving rhythmic passages and ingenious counterpoint. Music from the age of opulence – the perfect antidote to the present day!