Baroque Exchanges

Date: Thursday 15th October 2009 19:30

Venue: The Muni Theatre, Colne


  • Handel Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 1
  • Brett Dean Short Stories
  • Bach Concerto for Two Violins
  • Handel Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 4
  • Piazzolla The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Performed By

  • Nicholas Kraemer Conductor
  • Thomas Gould Violin
  • David Routledge Violin

Talking Point, 6:30pm

A free informal discussion about the music with some of the performers in the concert hall.

The opening concert of Manchester Camerata&s Colne season gets off to a lively start with a Baroque inspired programme, featuring two of Handel’s imaginative and spirited Concerto Grossi, as well as Bach’s marvellous Concerto for Two Violins, performed by leading British violinist Thomas Gould and Camerata’s own David Routledge. Commissioned to serve as interludes between Vivaldi&s flute concertos, Brett Dean&s brooding and unsettling miniatures are extremely evocative, making use of whispering harmonics and frenzied outbursts. Bringing the evening to an exciting close, Piazzolla’s vibrant Four Seasons give a nod of appreciation in Vivaldi&s direction, combining stately and debonair baroque elements with the energy, rhythms and sensual spirit of Argentinean tango.

Ticket prices£15/£12.50 concessions

Season ticket offers: all four concerts £45 (save £10), all four concerts (concessions) £37.50 (save £8)

Booking information

Telephone the box office on 01282 661234

In person, go to The Muni Box Office, Pendle Leisure Trust, Bank House, 61 Albert Road, Colne BB8 0BP