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Music from 18th century

Helmdon Parish Church will be resounding with music for baroque, flute, violin, harpsichord and cello as principal Players from Fiori Musicali play sparking music from the early eighteenth-century.

The concert is being held on Friday, June 10th, at 7.30pm.

In a programme entitled Soiree Parisienne, Fiori will be taking audiences on a fascinating musical journey to 1730s Paris.

There at the court of Louis XV, everyone was expecting a visit from one of the most famous musicians of the time - the celebrated composer Telemann, whose fame in those days was akin to that of Lloyd Weber today.

Fiori's concert features some of the delightful music Telemann wrote for this Parisian visit.

Fiori's programme also explores intriguing virtuoso music by some lesser known French musicians of the time.

When it comes to history, a beautiful mediaeval country church is of course an ideal setting for wafting baroque sounds on historic musical instruments.

Under artistic director Penelope Rapson, Fiori Musicali have acquired a reputation for bringing live the drama and passion of early music, with stylish and well-informed performances, both around their home region and in London.

Their fine musicianship and infectious enthusiasm for the music they perform, draws capacity audiences to many splendid historic houses and local churches rich in history.

During their performances, Penelope Rapson always introduces the music Fiori perform to the audience, setting each piece into its historical context and sharing her expertise and love of the music.

The concert is supported by South Northamptonshire Council and Arts Council England.

If you would like to enjoy the music of this Soiree Parisienne you may be able to get tickets on the door on June 10th or to be sure you can buy in advance from Chris Gartside (01295) 760523 or call the Classic Concerts booking line 0870 116 2110.

More information on Fiori Musicali is available from their web site www.fiori-musicali.com or by ringing the box office 0870 116 2110.

The Brackley Post - 27th May 2005

 
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