Project Jam Sandwich is a world folk fusion quintet of award-winning musicians hailing from Manchester who all studied at the RNCM. They concoct a captivating set of exhilarating improvisations, infectious rhythm and beautiful melody from around the world. From South Africa to Bulgaria to Scotland, their music has situated them as rising stars in their field. They have performed at the BBC Proms, BBC Radio 3, Aldeburgh Festival, Fishguard and Ulverston International Music Festivals as well as Celtic Connections. Their exuberant live performances regularly bring audiences to a standing ovation!
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Mozart: Clarinet Quintet Grieg: Two Elegiac Melodies Hans Abrahamsen/Carl Nielsen: Three Piano Pieces Op. 59 recomposed for 10 instruments Anders Nordentoft: City of Threads John Frandsen: Snapshots
We are delighted to welcome the Randers Chamber Orchestra from Denmark. Mozart and Grieg are of course quite familiar to us, but this evening will also, to use the title of John Frandsen's new work, give us a snapshot of the delights of contemporary Danish music.
Formed in 1945, the orchestra is Denmark's only professional chamber orchestra. Today, it occupies a unique position in Danish cultural life due to its many varied activities: orchestral concerts with expanded forces, chamber concerts, opera and operetta performances with the Danish National Opera and the Aarhus Sommeropera, summer concerts in the many fine castles of the local region, recordings and broadcasts, school concerts, together with workshops and teaching.
As well as performing throughout Denmark, the orchestra tours extensively abroad, and has performed in China, Syria, Italy, Russia, Norway, Sweden, Greenland, Island and Scotland. When touring overseas, the orchestra has two fundamental objectives: to introduce foreign audiences and musicians to Danish music, and to expand the orchestra's own musicians' horizons by introducing them to different cultures and styles of music and performance.
We are fortunate in the Oundle area to have living amongst us many musicians of international standing, and we are delighted to welcome two of them for their first ever Music in Quiet Places concert.
Rita Cullis has sung with opera companies and in concert halls around the world including The Royal Opera Covent Garden, De Nederlandse Opera, San Diego Opera and Hamburg State Opera, and in concert halls in London, Amsterdam, Lisbon and Dresden. Alec Hone is renowned both for his masterly piano playing and his keyboard teaching.
This evening is a musical journey around Britain with songs by both well-known composers such as Henry Purcell, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Benjamin Britten, as well as the lesser-know but equally inventive Roger Quilter, John Ireland and Madeleine Dring.
The dramatic life of Mary Queen of Scots is illustrated in music and words demonstrating the important connection between France and Scotland in the 16th century. Exquisite gems from the Scottish Wode Part Books contrast with lively French dances by Attaignant and interspersed with the poetry and words of the ill-fated queen, her cousin Elizabeth I and other characters from 16th Century Scotland.
Recognised as one of the UK’s leading recorder ensembles, The Flautadors are known for their diverse programmes spanning over 800 years. British performances have included the York Early Music Festival, Greenwich International Early Music Festival as well as highly acclaimed performances at the Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall as well as many international appearances. Their concerts in the UK have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3. The Flautadors also featured in the English National Opera’s critically acclaimed production of Medea by Charpentier with the recorders described as “ravishing” by the Financial Times.
“A beautifully poised and deliciously played musical biography of Mary Stuart... [The Flautadors] are so fully in control of every detail that they can fascinate the ear by the range of their colours, their articulations, their delicate phrasing, their sheer musicianship.” (Gramophone)