Gypsy Baroque Fantasy

Sunday, March 4, 2018 | 4:00pm | Knox-Metropolitan United Church

Piers Adams’ four-piece baroque super-group Red Priest has become an international phenomenon, turning the period instrument movement on its head with its thrilling, no-holdsbarred approach to the genre. It is the only early music group in the world to have been compared in the press to the Rolling Stones, Jackson Pollock, the Marx Brothers, Spike Jones and Cirque du Soleil.
Over the past 20 years, the group has given over 1000 performances on four continents, headlining in some of the most prestigious classical festivals, and appearing extensively in TV and radio.

PROGRAM
Telemann: Gypsy Sonata in A minor
Castello: Sonata Seconda for violin
Biber: Sonata No. 1 in A major
Van Eyck: Variations on The Nightingale
Corelli: Fantasy on La Folia
Anon: Sweet Uhrovska and Slow Road to Uhrovska
Royer: Vertigo for Solo Harpsichord
Handel: Lascia Ch’Io Czardas
Vivaldi: Concerto for the Imaginary Gypsies

 

 “An electrifed audience shouted and cheered.” – Washington Post

 

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