Join The Hanover Band for an idyllic retreat set in the picturesque setting of the Umbrian countryside in Italy Monday 16 – Friday 20 October 2023.
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 quintets by Beethoven, Schubert andMendelssohn.They will also be joined by Gavin Edwards for the Hoffmeister Horn Quintet.
The midday solo recitals will be given by Sebastian Comberti (cello) and Gavin Edwards (horn). We are also thrilled to welcome Steven Devine (piano) and Bradly Smith (tenor) who will be joining us for an evening of piano music and Schumann’s Liederkreis.
Food at Borgo is to be a gastronomic delight and there will be opportunity to visit the local award-winning vineyard at Lungarotti.
Chamber Concert 1:
Hoffmeister Horn Quintet in Eb
Mendelssohn 2 Quartet Mvts.
Beethoven String Quartet op 18 No 1 F major
Chamber Concert 2:
Mendelssohn 2 Quartet Mvts.
Schubert String Quartet No 14 D minor Death and the Maiden
Gavin Edwards horn Julia Kuhn violin
Kelly McCusker violin Dan Shilladay viola Sebastian Comberti cello
Steven Devine piano
Bradley Smith tenor
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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…”
The Hanover Band
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.