Everyday Colour Concert

27th May

Art For Guernsey and Patrick Earle, in association with Hanois Baroque, are hosting a special concert to raise funds for the Guernsey Music Bursary and Art for Guernsey.

This unique Baroque concert will take place amidst the works of Patrick Earle, whose exhibition ‘Everyday Colour’ is open at Beau Sejour from 20-29 May.

Hanois Baroque are thrilled to welcome Professor Adrian Butterfield (historical violin) and Professor Rachel Brown (historical flute) of the Royal College of Music. Adrian and Rachel will be joined by the core members of Hanois Baroque: Max Wong, FRSM and Francois Cloete, FRCO.

The programme will include a number of well-known works as well as some lesser known works to discover. Vivaldi’s double-violin La Follia is as electrifying as J. S. Bach’s Flute Sonata BWV 1034 is artful and sophisticated. Bach’s Fourth Partita BWV 828 showcases the magnificent double-manual harpsichord of the Guernsey Harpsichord Trust. Lesser known works include a violin sonata in Jean-Marie Leclair’s Troisième Livre, as well as a violin sonata by J. H. Schmelzer (1664) which received immense critical acclaim at St James in 2020. The programme is rounded off by some unmissable classics: an authentic version of Pachelbel’s Canon and a wistful arrangement of Handel’s Verdi Prati from Alcina, HWV 34.

About the musicians

Adrian Butterfield is a founding faculty member of the Historical Performance department at the Royal College of Music. His 2021/22 season includes conducting Handel’s Messiah with the London Mozart Players and directing Bach cantatas at Wigmore Hall. His orchestra, the London Handel Players, made their debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall in 2014. He will also be directing Bach’s complete Brandenburg Concertos with the London Handel Players this season. His world première complete recordings of Leclair’s first two Books of violin sonatas were released in 2009 and 2013 on Naxos Records and Book Three will be released on three discs in 2022. Adrian directs the Southbank Sinfonia’s annual baroque concert, recently performing Bach’s Violin and Oboe concerto with the Guernsey-born oboist Laura Campbell in St George’s, Hanover Square.

Described as “a ray of sunshine over the orchestra” by the New York Times, Rachel Brown has for many years been Principal Flute in the world’s most prestigious Baroque orchestras: the Ancient Academy of Music, the Hanover Band, the King’s Consort, Collegium Musicum 90, Ex Cathedra, the Brandenburg Consort and Arcangelo. She has appeared as a soloist in Europe, Japan and North and South America with a comprehensive concerto repertoire from J. S. Bach to Mozart. Rachel composed cadenzas for the new Bärenreiter edition of the Mozart Flute Concertos and is author of The Early Flute, A Practical Guide, published by the Cambridge University Press. Amongst a myriad of commercial solo recordings, she has recorded J. S. Bach’s B minor Suite twice, and her rendering of Handel’s chamber music has been described as “perfection itself”. Her recording of C. P. E. Bach’s D minor concerto was voted best by Polish radio.

Max Wong FRSM made his concerto debut at the age of 11 at Snape Maltings and has since then appeared as concerto soloist in US, UK and China, which was televised. Amidst continued recital performances around the world, in May 2020 he performed on livestream from Guernsey the complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin of J. S. Bach over six consecutive days, raising over £6,000 for NHS Charities Together. An Elizabeth College alumnus, Francois Cloete FRCO is Organ Scholar at Hereford Cathedral and Organ Scholar-Elect at Merton College, Oxford. He has appeared as harpsichordist on national television as accompanist in the BBC Young Musician’s woodwind finals. In 2022 he was awarded his Fellowship of the Royal College of Organists with top honours, coming first worldwide in performance as well as every single examination paper.

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