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Radio 3’s Early Music Show brings you the best in live and recorded music from ancient antiquity to the grit and glamour of the Baroque.
Presenter Hannah French introduces a recital programme put together by tenor Charles Daniels and lutenist Elizabeth Kenny which takes us through the full gamut of emotions in a recital of 16th Century lutesongs from the melancholia of John Dowland to the positively fruity verses of Thomas Campion.
Charles Daniels has made over ninety recordings ranging from renaissance music to contemporary repertoire. Recent performances have included working with the Academy of Ancient Music, The Holland Baroque Society, Tafelmusik in Toronto and the Gabrieli Consort.
Elizabeth Kenny is one of the world’s leading lute players, Professor of Lute at the Royal Academy of Music. She performed with Les Arts Florissants 1992-2007, with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment 1997-2015, has set up the ensemble Theatre of the Ayre and performs as a soloist.
Hannah French is a broadcaster, academic, public speaker, educator and Baroque flautist, and has been presenting editions of Radio 3’s Early Music Show since 2015. She has taught at the Royal Academy of Music in London and at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, and her book Sir Henry Wood and J.S. Bach is due to be published this year.
For your information…
- Phase one tickets will be available from 12noon on Friday 15 February, with phase two tickets available from 12noon on Friday 1 March.
- Tickets are strictly limited to four per person.
- To guarantee your ticket book in advance. There will be some tickets available on the day on a first come, first served basis.
- Please take your seats 10 minutes prior to the event start time otherwise you may lose your place.
Part of BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival
Welcome to the Free Thinking Festival from BBC Radio 3. All weekend here at Sage Gateshead we’re gathering together a throng of talented individuals to wrestle, debate and celebrate the theme of this year’s festival: Emotion. Whether it’s the angry turn in contemporary politics,...