Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - 1819 The Bridgewater Hall

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

International Concert Series

Friday 10 May 2019 7.30pm

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Event Timings 

Main Entrance Doors: 5.00pm
Pre-Concert Talk (Auditorium): 6.30pm
Concert Start: 7.30pm
Interval: 8.15pm
Second Half: 8.35pm
Concert Finish: 9.20pm

All timings are approximate and are subject to change.

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

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Margaret Faultless violin/director
Lisa Beznosiuk flute

J.S. Bach
Orchestral Suite No.3 in D major, BWV 1068 (21’)
Orchestral Suite No.1 in C major, BWV 1066 (23’)
Orchestral Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067 (21’)
Orchestral Suite No.4 in D major, BWV 1069 (22’)

Preview 6.30pm

Crispin Woodhead and members of the OAE discuss their unique approach to the evening’s programme.

The great master of Baroque music wrote only four orchestral dance suites, despite the great demand for the genre in that period. Bach’s are full of extraordinary riches. Their most famous movement is the Air on the G-string from the Third Suite, but the Badinerie for flute and strings from the Second is also well-known. And yet there is so much more to discover in these pieces. Period instruments specialists, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, bring a special flare and insight to this music of dancing delights.

Soloist Lisa Beznosiuk Introduces the Baroque Flute

Introduction to Period Intruments

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