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Introduction to the Berwick Music Series 2022
September 13, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
This is part of the Berwick Music Series 2022; you can find the full programme and buy a Series Pass by clicking here.
Mike Worboys, Artistic Director, introduces the Berwick Music Series 2022, and invites you to join us for a celebration of music for solo stringed instruments. This year, we focus on three stringed instruments: violin, viola and cello, and three great performers: Darragh Morgan (violin), Fiona Winning (viola) and Anton Lukoszevieze (cello), and Mike’s introduction will include interviews with each of them.
The core of BMS 2022 will be four concerts in the Watchtower Gallery. The repertoire will be a mix of Baroque and contemporary music, with the special feature that much of the contemporary music to be performed is influenced by or is a commentary upon the Baroque style. Mike’s introduction will feature interviews with each performer.
As well as the core solo performances, we have lectures on Baroque art and culture, and the Baroque musical style and its influence on later generations of composers; a celebratory community concert; schools activities focused on strings, and featuring an installation based on Alvin Lucier’s ‘Music on a Long Thin Wire’; and the culmination of an international competition for composers, with winning pieces being performed in the concerts.
The works to be performed in the concerts include the greats of the high Baroque, JS Bach and GP Telemann, as well as the lesser-known Italian Baroque composer, Joseph Dall’Abaco. These will be performed alongside works by composers of the 20th and 21st centuries, including several works by living composers from the north-east of England.
This talk will be delivered via Zoom. If you haven’t used Zoom before, please go to www.zoom.us and look at the tutorials. Once you have booked, you will find the invitation in Eventbrite on the Online Event Page. We will also send out the invitation by email 24 hours before the meeting starts.