Music Director Richard Egarr [pictured] and Leader Bojan Čičić will join on stage for a cornucopia of baroque gems, with works by Purcell, Vivaldi, Marcello, Bach and Handel.
AAM Chief Executive Alexander Van Ingen comments: “It’s a wonderful feeling to be heading towards making live music together again after such a long time apart. Re-uniting AAM’s key players in a programme featuring our principals performing some of baroque music’s greatest concertos, we hope that this will be a welcome sign of ‘green shoots’ for audiences online, signalling the start of the return of musicians and great performances to live concerts in the UK. We’re thrilled to be sharing an innovative online festival stage with such great choral ensembles, and warmly encourage you to buy a season ticket for Live from London. ”
The concert will take place on 15 August 2020 at 7pm (BST) at VOCES8 Centre. In accordance with government guidelines, social distancing will be observed between members of the orchestra, and there will be no woodwind, brass sections or audience present. Instead, tickets can be purchased to access a live HD stream of the performance.
Purcell Chacony in G minor
JS Bach Harpsichord Concerto No. 7 in G minor, BWV1058
JS Bach Violin Concerto in E Major, BWV1042
Vivaldi Concerto for 2 Cellos in G minor, RV531
Vivaldi Concerto in A minor, op. 3 no. 8, RV 522: II. Larghetto
Handel Finale from Overture to Solomon
Marcello Concerto for Oboe in D minor
The concert is part of VOCES8’s groundbreaking Live from London festival, which features such internationally acclaimed groups as The Sixteen, I Fagiolini, The Swingles and Stile Antico. With 10 stunning programmes broadcast in HD every Saturday from 1 August, these concerts will be some of the first UK performances since the start of the lock-down restrictions earlier this year.