Venue Great Hall
Running time 60 minutes
Artists Stephen De Pledge
£10 (50% off students & under 18s)
Next date 22nd August 10:00 pm
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About this event
Commissioned especially for pianist Stephen De Pledge, seven New Zealand composers have written pieces inspired by Bach’s Partita no. 3 in A minor. In a series of fascinating three-way conversations between the composers, pianist and Bach himself – the performance includes Bach’s original partita – we hear this 18th-century musical form reimagined for the 21st century, with wit and lively imagination.
J.S. Bach Partita no.3 in A minor BWV 827
Bach Fantasia: Leonie Holmes – Fantasia
Bach Allemande: Chris Gendall – Monolithe Allemand
Bach Corrente: Christopher Norton – Corrente
Bach Sarabande: Alex Taylor – Sarabande, Inertia Study
Bach Burlesca: Juliet Kiri Palmer – Burl
Bach Scherzo: Celeste Oram – $cher.zo (two one four-hundred and thirteen dollars forty)
Bach Gigue: Helen Bowater –Gigue – a pataphor: that which occurs when a lizard’s tail has grown so long it breaks off and forms a new lizard
The much-in-demand New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge has performed in New York, Europe, Bogotà, Shanghai, and Beijing, Singapore and Japan, as well as the Wigmore Hall in London, where he made his acclaimed debut in 1999. Stephen’s repertoire is far-reaching, from the music of the 17th to the 21st centuries. In 2001 he performed the complete chamber works of Arvo Pärt during the Edinburgh Festival, under the guidance of the composer, and he has become particularly associated with the music of Messiaen, which he studied in Paris with the composer’s widow, Yvonne Loriod. In 2008 he gave the first performance of Landscape Preludes, twelve new works by New Zealand composers, at the International Festival in Wellington.
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.
Offer: Special rate for Dartington Members
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