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Saturday December 10th at 8.00pm


Trevor Pinnock
70th Birthday Concert

Trevor Pinnock harpsichord
Katy Bircher flute
Rachel Podger violin
Bojan Cicic violin
Jane Rogers viola
Jonathan Manson cello
Peter McCarthy violone


Bach   Overture No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067
Handel   Sonata in A for violin and continuo HWV 361
Handel   Passacaille from Op.5, No.4
Bach   Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D major, BWV 1050

Trevor Pinnock is known worldwide as a harpsichordist and conductor who pioneered performance on historical instruments with The English Concert, the orchestra he founded in 1972 and led for the next thirty years.

He now divides his time between conducting, solo, chamber music and educational projects. In 1992 he was awarded the honour of CBE and he is also an Officier des Arts et des Lettres.

We are delighted that Trevor has agreed to include Abbotsholme as part of his 70th birthday celebration tour and to include many distinguished musical colleagues including a welcome return to Abbotsholme of violinist, Rachel Podger. "In the famous long solo in the first movement of the Brandenburg, he drew out the instrument’s depth, color and charisma in his execution of what this instrument -- whose strings are plucked rather than struck -- is capable of." Today’s Zaman Istanbul

This concert is supported by the Edward Saunders Legacy