Dartington Hall is one of several venues hosting regular concerts organised by Totnes Early Music Society (TEMS), in partnership with The Arts at Dartington.
The Arts at Dartington is delighted to once again work with TEMS for the 2017-18 concert season, with all concert tickets being available to purchase through the Dartington Box Office.Jump to concert booking ⇓
About the 2017-18 programme
This season’s programme ranges from early Medieval dance music to elegant baroque music for the royal courts of Europe, and has some outstanding young performers who organisers say are destined for the top.
Former KEVICC student Katie Cowling will be performing a baroque programme in October with her quartet Convivio. This is the inaugural concert in an exciting new collaboration between TEMS and the Royal College of Music to bring the best of their students and former students to Totnes.
Prize-winning young harpsichordist Masumi Yamamato is joined by flautist Boris Bizjak for Class of 1685 which features music by Bach, Handel and Scarlatti, all born in that special year. Ensemble Moliere are an outstanding quartet who met up originally at the Dartington International Summer School & Festival in 2013, have already appeared at the Brighton Early Music Festival and the London Baroque Festival, and are quickly gaining wider recognition.
Elsewhere, the TEMS programme has a strong emphasis on the context of the music being performed. September sees a sparkling programme of Medieval and Renaissance dance music from wind band Blondel, while Rosafresca perform early Spanish music from the time of Ferdinand and Isabella (c1520) in December.
Masumi Yamamato and Boris Bizjak
Finally, in March Passamezzo return with a concert of music from the English Restoration, featuring everything from tavern rounds and theatre songs to ballads describing the Great Fire of London and other contemporary events.Totnes Early Music Society website ⇒
- Fri 1st Dec 2017
This is the third in a season of six concerts organised by the Totnes Early Music Society. One of the great legacies of Queen Isabella’s support of the arts is the magnificent collection of over 400 songs known as El Cancionero de Palacio or the Palace Songbook.View Details >>
- Fri 19th Jan 2018
This is the fourth in a season of six concerts organised by the Totnes Early Music Society. This programme of works by composers born in 1685 covers a wide range of styles. Handel studied in Italy and became British; Scarlatti worked in Portugal and Spain; Dornel was French; and Bach German.View Details >>
- Sat 10th Mar 2018
This is the fifth in a season of six concerts organised by the Totnes Early Music Society. An evening of music, words and song from Restoration England to partner a lecture by historian Ian Mortimer in conjunction with the Totnes Museum Society.View Details >>
- Sat 28th Apr 2018
This is the final concert in the 2017/18 Totnes Early Music Society Season. This programme belatedly marks the 250th anniversary of Telemann's death in 1767. In 1737, he met several great musicians in Paris including Blavet, Guinon, and Forqueray.View Details >>