Going on a European tour at village church

Music in Adderbury
Music in Adderbury

An internationally acclaimed violinist will help kick off a new season of music in Adderbury.

Rachel Podger will play alongside Brecon Baroque on Sunday September 25 under the umbrella of Music in Adderbury series.

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The group will be playing a prorogam previewing a new CD and European tour of music by Pisendel, Tartini, Veracini and Vivaldi.

As well as Rachel, musicians including Alison McGillivray on cello, Daniele Caminiti, theorbo and Marcin Świątkiewicz, harpsichord will play.

The ensemble specialises in mainly one-to-a-part performances but also appears as a small baroque orchestra for Vivaldi, Telemann, Purcell and Handel.

Rachel and Brecon Baroque’s debut CD, Bach Violin Concertos, attracted universal critical acclaim and was quickly hailed as a benchmark recording of these works.

Bach Double and Triple Concertos, was released to rave reviews in 2013 including CD of the week nominations for Classic FM, BBC Radio 3 CD Review, HR2 Kultur (Germany) and WQXR (New York).

The group’s third disc, a complete recording of Vivaldi L’Estro Armonico concertos was Record of the Month for both the BBC Music Magazine and Gramophone Magazine, was awarded a Diapason d’Or, and won the 2016 BBC Music Magazine Concerto Award.

The latest disc, Biber Rosary Sonatas, won the 2016 Baroque Instrumental Gramophone Award.

Upcoming recordings and releases include Bach Art of Fugue (Sept 2016), C18 Italian (2017), Vivaldi Four Seasons (2017), and solo Bach (2018) in celebration of Rachel’s 50th birthday.

Upcoming performances include European and UK tours of Vivaldi L’Estro Armonico Concertos, Bach Art of Fugue, Vivaldi Four Seasons and the Brecon Baroque Festival. Recent highlights include tours of continental Europe, Japan and a UK tour of Mid Wales Opera’s Acis and Galatea in a collaboration with the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

The concert in the parish church starts at 7pm. Tickets can be bought on the door and cost between £10 and £15.