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
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