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Bach and Vivaldi by Candlelight | The Locrian Ensemble

  • St Martin-in-the-Fields Trafalgar Square London WC2N 4JH United Kingdom (map)
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The Locrian Ensemble perform works by Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, and Pachelbel by candlelight at one of London’s most iconic churches, St Martin-in-the-Fields. Bringing together some of the most prominent string soloists in London, the Locrian Ensemble, was formed in 1995 and immediately established an enviable reputation for its recordings, broadcasts and live performances. The group frequently records scores for film and TV and have recently topped the classical music charts with their recording of Debbie Wiseman’s score for BBC TV’s critically acclaimed dramatisation of ‘Wolf Hall’. This exciting ensemble, bringing individual members’ flair to bear on the greatest chamber and orchestral pieces, makes the Locrian Ensemble one of the most dynamic groups working in the field of classical music today.

The musicians that make-up the ensemble are all very successful musicians in their own right. Artistic director/cellist Justin Pearson has been Principal Cellist of the National Symphony Orchestra, Guest Principal cello of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the English Sinfonia Orchestras. He has been Andrew Lloyd Webbers principal cellist for recordings and shows for some 20 years. He has played on albums with artists as diverse as Jose Carreras, Westlife, Madonna, The Spice Girls, James Galway, Tina Turner, Take That !, Shirley Bassey, Pavarotti and U2, to name but a few. He has also appeared live in concert with Oasis. All the members of the Locrian played on the soundtracks of “Harry Potter”, “Gladiator” and “Hannibal”.

Performers

The Locrian Ensemble
Pedro Silva 
Cello
Matthew Draper Oboe D’Amore
Hannah Dawson Violin
Justin Pearson Director / Cello

Programme

Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Bach – Concerto for Violin and Oboe
Bach – Air ‘on the G String’
Pachelbel – Canon in D
Vivaldi – Concerto alla Rustica
Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No 3
Vivaldi – Concerto for Two Cellos
Bach – Concerto for Oboe D’Amore
Vivaldi – ‘Summer’ from The Four Seasons

More info here.