Nicolette Moonen’s Bach Players join hands with Ricardo Barros to present a concert that embodies the European idea in music and dance.
Musicians have always travelled, both in mind and in body, and this programme will take you on a journey across the Continent; from Russia and Turkey, through Switzerland, Italy, France, and on to Spain and Portugal. Our performers come from Brazil, Britain, Germany, France, and the Netherlands. The music will be both played and danced to, providing an enjoyable reminder that dance was fundamental to music in the Baroque period, and part of the fabric of everyday life then. Telemann’s suite Les Nations, in which the characters of European countries are depicted in music, is followed by Rebel’s Les caractères de la danse: A compendium of the main dance forms of the period, performed by Ricardo Barros. In Telemann’s ‘burlesque’ of Don Quichotte. The Spanish nobleman of Cervantes’s novel lives in an imaginary world in which he chases windmills and hankers after sweet Dulcinée. He prefers his fantasies to the reality of the world. A fable for the times in which we live? The concert concludes with Vivaldi’s passionate and hugely popular set of variations on La Follia takes on fresh meanings when danced out.
The Bach Players
Ricardo Barros – baroque dance and choreography
Nicolette Moonen – violin and director
Anna Curzon – violin
Rachel Stott – viola
Olaf Reimers – cello
Silas Wollston –harpsichord
Running time: 120 minutes, plus an interval
TICKETS: £17.50 Family ticket: £45, 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children
Family ticket only bookable over the phone or in person.
BOOKINGS: 01603 598646 / Online
Dance of the Nations