The Hanover Band Chamber Ensemble with Colin Lawson clarinet, Nathaniel Harrison bassoon, Gavin Edwards natural horn, Kate Aldridge bass with members of The Consone Quartet Agata Daraskaite violin, Elitsa Bogdanova viola and George Ross cello, perform Schubert’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
Magdalena Loth-Hill violin
Elitsa Bogdanova viola
George Ross cello
“Strings are gleaming and engaged, their woodwind sublime, their brass bright and flexible, their percussion alert….”
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.