If it ain’t Baroque…it was written after 1760!

by | 8 January 2023 | Gainsborough, Music

Ensemble Hesperi is a dynamic and innovative London-based period ensemble with a passion for showcasing Early Music through intelligent, distinctive programming.

Their performance at The Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire Concert Society championed rarely heard music and brought forgotten stories to life through original historical research. Hesperi embodied the spontaneity of true chamber music with an energetic stage presence.

Amongst the highlights, ‘The English Dancing Master’ captured the dance music of its day – during the 1600s, when Samuel Pepys was a young man waiting for the equivalent of the latest chart hit to drop.

As a registered charity, The Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire Concert Society has been staging world class music concerts since its inception in 1949. They invite emerging artists to pioneer their careers in the performing world and bring unique entertainment to the local community.

The next concert in the series features Antoine Préat on the piano, kindly supported by Making Music’s Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artists’ Scheme.

National radio channel France Musique heralds Antione as ‘one of the most gifted pianists of the younger generation’ and ‘a young artist with a distinctive voice’. His works will include pieces by Ravel, Debussy and Haydn.

If you have little ones who are learning to play a musical instrument, consider bringing them along to be inspired. Nothing makes music come to life more than seeing a real live player and it might encourage them to do some practicing without being nagged first!

Tickets cost £18.00 and children and students attend free with an accompanying adult. The concert is on Friday 13th January at 7.30pm at Outwood Academy Foxhills, Foxhills Road, Scunthorpe DN15 8LJ. The theatre is modern but comfortable and you will receive a warm welcome. There will be refreshments and a raffle. For more details visit www.scunthorpe-concert-society.co.uk.