Date(s) - 19/02/2022
Sheffield City Hall
Sheffield International Concert Season 2021/22
Oval Hall | Sheffield City Hall
Programme: HANDEL Solomon: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (4), JS BACH Suite No.3: Air on the G String (5), JS BACH The Well-Tempered Clavier: Prelude No.1 (3), VIVALDI The Four Seasons: Spring (11), JS BACH Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (3), RAMEAU Les Indes galantes: Les Sauvages (4), JS BACH Cello Suite No.1: 1st mvt (4), ALBINONI Oboe Concerto in D minor: Adagio (5), JS BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.3 (10), PACHELBEL Canon (5), JS BACH Suite No.2: Minuet and Badinerie (4), LULLY Le bourgeois gentilhomme: Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs (5)
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment is a trail-blazing ensemble that does things a little differently. Performances, given on original period instruments, are as their composers would have imagined them and this concert showcases riches from the Baroque period.
These days Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and their contemporaries are heard less often in large concert halls than on air, in recordings or even on film sound-tracks. This is a fantastic opportunity to experience some of the best-loved pieces ever composed from this era, all presented with a fresh storyline by the players from the stage.