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- University of Leeds International Concert Series
- Naomi Okuda and Pawel Siwczak present a fascinating programme of music for recorder and harpsichord from the 18th and 20th centuries using period instruments.
19th February, 2.30pm — 4.00pm: Early Music Festival: The Harpsichord and its History, Development and RevivalAn exploration of the history, construction and development of the harpsichord from the Renaissance to the present, illustrated by musical examples.
- I Fagiolini’s glorious voices join with the soaring beauty of Fretwork's viols, accompanied by internationally acclaimed organist James Johnstone.
- This programme includes ingenious rounds by Thomas Ravenscroft, lute songs by Campion, Lanier and others, and instrumental solos and duos in a fascinating virtuoso exploration of the popular chord progressions (or “grounds”) of the day.
I am delighted to introduce another programme of public concerts promoted by the University of Leeds. The Concert Series continues to make a major contribution to the cultural life of the city region, and firmly underlines the University’s commitment to the arts....Read More