Join The Hanover Band for an idyllic retreat set in the picturesque setting of the Umbrian countryside in Italy Monday 17 – Friday 21 October 2022.
Colin Lawson clarinet
Julia Kuhn violin
Kelly McCusker violin
Dan Shilladay viola
Sebastian Comberti cello
Angela Hewitt piano
Bradley Smith tenor
Borgo di Carpiano is a unique and idyllic country retreat offering breath taking views over the Umbrian countryside.
Located 12 km from the medieval town of Gubbio and 45 minutes from Perugia airport, The Borgo offers the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind whilst enjoying the very best hospitality.
During your stay, the principal strings from The Hanover Band, will perform quartets by Mendelssohn and Beethoven. They will also be joined by Colin Lawson fro the Mozart and Weber Clarintet Quintets.
The midday solo recitals will be given by Julia Kuhn (violin) and Dan Shilladay (viola). We are also thrilled to welcome Angela Hewitt and Bradly Smith who will be joining us for an evening of piano music and Schubert Lieder.
Food at Borgo is to be a gastronomic delight and there will be opportunity to visit the local award-winning vineyard at Lungarotti.
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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 and 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.