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September | Sat 23rd | 19:00

The Avison Ensemble's Italian Connection £8/6 Children £3

Pavlo Beznosiuk and Caroline Balding (violins), Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Roger Hamilton (harpsichord)

The principal members of the Avison Ensemble celebrate the legacy of Newcastle's 18th century composer Charles Avison and the Italian influence on music of the period.

The concert features music by Avison, Corelli, Geminiani, Handel, Purcell and others. One of Avison's manuscript Workbooks will be on view at the concert and the Ensemble will bring to life music from the Workbook during the concert.

Matthew Locke: Suite in G from The Broken Consort Part 1
Henry Purcell: Sonata No.3 in D minor from Sonatas of 3 Parts
Arcangello Corelli: Trio sonata Op.2 no.12 in G
Charles Avison: Trio Sonata in g Op.1 No.2
Giovanni Gabrielli: Ricercare for solo ‘cello
Corelli: Trio sonata Op.3 no.12 in A
Geminiani: Trio Sonata No.2 in D minor
Veracini: Violin Sonata in C Op.1 No.9
George Frideric Handel: Trio Sonata in G Op.5 No.4

The display of Avison's Workbook has been made possible as part of our Avison Workbooks Project supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund.


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