RUSH HOUR #6: BAROQUE
ST JOHN’S WATERLOO
Handel Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.5 in D
Telemann Concerto in E flat major for 2 trumpets
Rameau Suite from ‘Les Boréades’
Vivaldi Concerto con molti strumenti
Adrian Butterfield director
Julian Perkins harpsichord
Play a game of spot the difference: gut strings and curvaceous Baroque bows await as Southbank Sinfonia travels back in time. But it’s the sound that provides the biggest surprise, bold and rich with complex overtones, adding an unpredictable edge to music of great delicacy and graceful elegance.
In the eighteenth century, concertos with multiple soloists were all the rage, pieces which today give many of our players the chance to shine.