Venue Great Hall
Running time 90 minutes
Artists Ensemble Meridiana
£15 - £20 (50% off students & under 18s)
Next date 28th July 7:45 pm
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About this event
Dominique Tinguely recorder/baroque bassoon
Sarah Humphrys baroque oboe/recorder
Sabine Stoffer baroque violin
Tore Eketorp viola da gamba
Christian Kjos harpsichord
Henry Purcell – King Arthur and Fairy Queen Suites
William Williams – Sonata in Imitation of Birds
Nicola Matteis – Ground after Scotch Humour; Ayres for the Violin
Matthew Locke – Suite for two viols
Thomas Baltzar – John Come Kiss Me Now
Since its formation in 2006, multi award-winning Ensemble Meridiana has established itself as one of Europe’s finest Baroque ensembles of its generation. The five members come from four different countries; they all met during their studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland where they specialised in early music. They are the winners of three major international competitions: the International Telemann Competition (2007, Germany), the International Young Artists Competition (2009, UK) and the Göttinger Reihe Historischer Musik der Händel-Gesellschaft Göttingen (2011, Germany).
Ensemble Meridiana has performed concerts in many prestigious international festivals, including Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music London, Freunde Alter Musik Basel, Magdeburg Telemann Festival, Leipzig Bach Archive Summer Concerts, Bach’s house in Eisenach, York Early Music Christmas Festival, and London King’s Place. Major concert tours have taken them to Norway, Romania, Ireland, Finland and Switzerland.
About our Summer Concerts
This concert is part of the Dartington International Summer School & Festival, a month-long musical celebration, encompassing shared music making, learning and listening.
Our extensive public concert series utilises a faculty of internationally renowned and emerging musicians to create a stunning cross-genre programme of over 100 concerts and events. Set against the backdrop of Dartington’s striking medieval Great Hall, the Summer School’s concert series presents the highest levels of performance in a carefully curated collection of classic works and “made for Dartington” exclusives. Full listings for the Summer School concert series can be found here.
If you are interested in taking part in one of Summer School’s music courses, you can find out further details here.
Food and drink
Head up to the Dartington estate early to enjoy our pre-concert food offerings. The Green Table café will be staying open late during the festival, plating up fresh and seasonal local food and drinks. Next to the Great Hall, The White Hart restaurant and bar will be serving a selection of food, along with a broad range of quality drinks and between concert nibbles.
Sunday 28th July
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