A Royal Collaboration with Bjarte Eike and members of Barokksolistene
“Bjarte Eike mixes period performance with alehouse singalongs to exhilarating effect” The Guardian
Charismatic violinist and director Bjarte Eike and principal members of Barokksolistene, renowned for their Alehouse Sessions, make their LHF debut in this unique collaboration with the Royal Academy of Music.
Supporting and nurturing young talent is at the heart of the London Handel Festival’s mission and this performance brings together some of the finest young baroque musicians from leading UK conservatoires to form a brand new ensemble.
The programme features a lively mix of Handel, Purcell and Rebel plus explorations of a much more adventurous repertoire, including moments of improvisation for which Bjarte and his ensemble have become so renowned.
Director: Bjarte Eike
Members of Barokksolistene including Hans Knut Svene, Steven Player and Judith Maria Blomsterberg.
Royal Academy of Music Baroque plus musicians from Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Royal Northern College of Music
George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 5 in D major HWV 323
Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 7 in Bb major HWV 324
Jean-Féry Rebel (1666–1747)
Les Caractères de la danse
Henry Purcell (1659–1695)
Selected instrumental suites from The Fairy Queen and King Arthur
Tra le fiamme HWV 170
Plus folk tunes, improvisation and much more
Tickets: £45 / £35 / £25 / £15 / £10
Monday 21 November: tickets on sale to Major Donors and Director’s Circle
Wednesday 23 November: tickets on sale to Gold Patrons
Friday 25 November: tickets on sale to Patron’s Circle
Monday 28 November: tickets on sale to Festival Benefactors
Wednesday 30th November: tickets on sale to Associate Benefactors
Friday 2 December: tickets on sale to Friends
Monday 5 December: tickets on sale to General public