Early Music Festival
Naomi Okuda (recorders) Pawel Swiczak (harpsichord)
Friday 19 February 1.05pm – 1.55pm
Naomi Okuda and Pawel Siwczak present a fascinating programme of music for recorder and harpsichord from the 18th and 20th centuries using period instruments.
Harpsichord Workshop by Andrew Wooderson
Friday 19 February 2.30pm – 4.00pm
An exploration of the history, construction and development of the harpsichord from the Renaissance to the present, illustrated by musical examples.
I Fagiolini, Fretwork and James Johnstone (organ)
Saturday 20 February 7.30pm – 9.30pm
I Fagiolini’s glorious voices join with the soaring beauty of Fretwork’s viols, accompanied by internationally acclaimed organist James Johnstone.
Sunday 21 February 3.00pm – 5.00pm
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.
Wednesday 24 February 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Concentus VII performs small scale baroque works for wind instruments, voices, strings and continuo.
Michael Solomon Williams (voice) Emily Baines (recorders) Naomi Burrell (violin) Arngeir Hauksson (guitars)Seth Bennett (double bass)
Friday 26 February 1.05pm – 1.55pm
This exciting London-based group brings together English secular song from both Elizabethan ages, celebrating the English lyric in ayres, serenades, poems and dances.
Leeds Baroque Orchestra and Choir directed by Peter Holman
Sunday 28 February 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Leeds Baroque explores some of the wonderful sacred music written by eighteenth-century French composers.