Schubert Octet on a summer’s evening – Rottingdean
About This Concert
The Hanover Band Chamber Ensemble with Colin Lawson clarinet, Nathaniel Harrison bassoon, Gavin Edwards natural horn, Kate Aldridge bass with members ofThe Consone QuartetAgata Daraskaite violin, Elitsa Bogdanova viola andGeorge Rosscello, performSchubert’s sublime Octet in the beautiful setting of St Margaret’s, Rottingdean.
A ‘Nurturing the NEXT Generation’ event.
THE HANOVER BAND CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
WITH MEMBERS OF THE CONSONE QUARTET
Colin Lawson clarinet
Nathaniel Harrison bassoon
Gavin Edwards natural horn
Kate Aldridge bass
Agata Daraskaite violin
Elitsa Bogdanova viola
George Ross cello
“Strings are gleaming and engaged, their woodwind sublime, their brass bright and flexible, their percussion alert….”
21 August 2018
St Margaret's Church, Rottingdean, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 7HA, UK View map
£20.00 - £30.00* (*Booking fee applies) Book now
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Unlocking the sounds of history
The Hanover Band & Chorus this season undertook a major UK tour in December 2017 performing Handel Messiah… Read more…
Nurturing The Next Generation
An integral element of the work of The Hanover Band – passing on the abundant knowledge of presenting Baroque and Classical music to practitioners of the future…Read more…
Video / Reviews
“All the colours…registered vividly on the period instruments, and Bayl steered this familiar music with fresh imagination.”
“The Hanover Band’s gutsy playing stripped decades of varnish from the score with sound that was full-blooded…”
Baroque violins are almost always fitted with gut strings, as opposed to the more common metal and synthetic strings on a modern instrument, and are not fitted with a chin rest or played with a shoulder rest #tweetoftheweek
HANOVER(Not Hannover; Germany) In terms of British history the majority of the music we play is from the Hanoverian period. Hanover also refers to Hanover Square in London, where Haydn performed his symphonies & arias in the Salomon Concerts in the 1790’s.
BAND(ref: The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians)
‘An instrumental ensemble, larger than a chamber ensemble. Thus the ’24 violins’ of Louis XIV were called ‘la grande bande’ to distinguish them from Lully’s ‘petits violons’, and Charles II’s similar ensemble was known as ‘the King’s Band’. By extension, ‘band’ came to mean an orchestra in colloquial British usage’.
THE HANOVER BAND a period name for a period orchestra.