Baroque at the Edge

Imagine if Bach was a jazzman, Monteverdi a minimalist or Dowland a protest-singer ...

Save with the Baroque at the Edge Festival Pass, giving you access to all of the concerts across the weekend for just £94.50 – equating to 30% off full price tickets. (Excludes family workshop & talk)

Friday 10 January 

Friday 10 January 12.30–1.15pm (Relaxed performance 11.15–11.45am)

Free Friday Lunchtime Concert
Explore 20th-century Russian responses to the baroque in chamber music by Bach, Stravinsky, Schnittke and Shostakovich. Presenter Rachel Leach will be on hand to explain, and there will be a chance to put your questions to her and the musicians.

Entrance free, just turn up on the door


Friday 10 January 7.30–9.15pm

Francesco Tristano  piano
Renowned for his eclectic tastes ranging from baroque to techno, Francesco Tristano mixes acoustic and electronics in a unique sequence of Bach, Buxtehude, Frescobaldi, Gibbons and his own compositions.

Tickets £25 (£8 students, £5 under-18s)

Saturday 11 January 


Saturday 11 January 1–2pm
Mayah Kadish  violin
The Italian-born violinist performs variations by Van Eyck, extensions and elaborations of madrigals by Monteverdi and Rore, a new work by Jocelyn Campbell, and tributes to Lead Belly (via Cassandra Miller and Kurt Cobain) and Fugazi.

Tickets £15 (£8 students, £5 under-18s)


Saturday 11 January 3–3.45pm
Getting to know Galileo  talk
Fiona Talkington talks to writer Clare Norburn and Oliver Webber, director of the Monteverdi String Band, about the making of this evening’s concert-play and the life and work of the great philosopher.

Free ticketed event

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Saturday 11 January 4.30–5.30pm
Jonathan Roozeman  cello & Lauri Porra  bass guitar
Bach cello suites re-imagined, natural sounds of Finland, and the deep tones of bass guitar come together in this unique and atmospheric collaboration.

Tickets £15 (£8 students, £5 under-18s)


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Saturday 11 January 7–8.50pm
In Clare Norburn's lastest concertplay, music by Monteverdi, Kapsberger and Galileo’s own father and brother acts as a trigger to Galileo's memory, recalling matters of family, cosmology, and ultimately his betrayal and trial for heresy.

Tickets £25 (£8 students, £5 under-18s)

Saturday 11 January 9.30–10.30pm
Hille & Marthe Perl  electric viols
German viol virtuoso Hille Perl and daughter Marthe bring new sounds and approaches to music ranging from Marais and Soler to Irish traditional to Poulenc and contemporary.

Tickets £15 (£8 students, £5 under-18s)


Sunday 12 January 

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Sunday 12 January 10–11.30m
Singing Workshop with Stile Antico and Woven Gold
Before their Sunday-night concert ‘Songs of Longing and Exile’, Stile Antico and Woven Gold lead a singing workshop for all ages and abilities on music of longing, including works by John Dowland. Music-reading ability is not needed for this workshop.

Tickets £10 (£5 under-18s)


Sunday 12 January 12.30–2pm
Henry Purcell, English traditional songs, Lou Reed, Joy Division and more meet in typically personal and powerful realisations by the inimitable Norwegian singer and creator of Susanna and the Magical Orchestra.

Tickets £15 (£8 students, £5 under-18s)

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Sunday 12 January 4.30–6.30pm
Stile Antico, Woven Gold & Rihab Azar  oud
Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble Stile Antico are joined by oud-player Rihab Azar and Woven Gold, the London-based choir of refugees and asylum-seekers, to explore displacement and exile.

Tickets £25 (£8 students, £5 under-18s)