The Garage is a great venue for music, comedy and theatre as well as workshops for young people. It is intimate with a chance to get up close to the musicians, large enough to be comfortable with raked seating and a small bar onsite. If you haven’t been before, this is an ideal opportunity to try one of these concerts – very different but both will be excellent.
Wednesday 8 May 2019, 7.30pm
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Tickets: £25 Age: 12+
Thursday 9 May 2019, 7.30pm
The Bach Players with Ricardo Barros present
Dance of the Nations
The Bach Players join with Ricardo Barros to present music that embodies the European idea in music and dance.
Tickets: £17.50/Family ticket: £45 All ages
Please book in advance because of limited availability
online, from The Garage or phone 01603 598646
or in person from The Garage 14 Chapefield
For our next concert you are in for a very special treat! The Bach Players have been invited by the London Festival of BaroqueMusic to produce a show in collaboration with the dancer Ricardo Barros. They wanted to offer this wonderful programme to the Norwich audience, so in order to coincide with the dates of the Festival, the date of our summer concert had to be brought forward. Also, a different venue was needed to provide the space, stage, and lighting needed for such a show; hence the choice of The Garage which has all these facilities. We hope our faithful audience will not be put off by these changes but see this show as a special opportunity to experience the marriage ofmusic and dance, a fundamental feature of the Baroque period.
Musicians have always travelled, and this concert will take you across the continent from Russia to Turkey. Some of the musicwill be both played and danced to. Telemann’s suite Les Nations, in which the characters of European countries are depicted in music, leads on to Rebel’s Les Caractères de la Danse, a compendium of the main dance forms of the period. Telemann’s ‘burlesque’ suite Don Quixotefollows the adventures of the eccentric Spanish nobleman who lives in a fantasy world where he fights with windmills and hankers after Dulcinée, a peasant woman whom he imagines as a great lady. Two solo harpsichord pieces by Couperin, Les Folies françaises and Les Petits Moulins à Vent relate to the Rebel piece and to Don Quixote. The concert ends with Vivaldi’s passionate and hugely popular set of variations on ‘La Follia’.
This show is full of excitement and fun, and can be enjoyed for people of all ages. It will remind us of the age-old links between nations and will be a welcome break from the relentless news of Brexit!
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767), Les Nations (orchestral suite in B-flat major TWV 55:B5)
François Couperin (1688–1733), ‘Les Folies Françaises’ from Pièces de clavecin, troisième livre, treizième ordre
Jean-Féry Rebel (1666–1747), Les Caractères de la Danse
François Couperin, ‘Les Petits Moulins à vent’ from Pièces de clavecin, troisième livre, dixseptième ordre
Georg Philipp Telemann, Burlesque de Quixotte (orchestral suite, TWV 55:G10)
Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741), ‘La Follia’ (op. 1, sonata no. 12 in D minor, RV 63
Ricardo Barros dance and choreography
Nicolette Moonen violin and director
Anna Curzon violin
Rachel Stott viola
Olaf Reimers cello
Silas Wollston harpsichord
More information about this concert here
The Bach Players are also giving this concert in slightly different form in London on 11 May