There’s another excuse to enjoy a relaxed lunchtime recital at The Castle Wellingborough on Friday 9 May! This is the next one in Fiori’s popular series of ‘meet the artist’ recitals, when director Penelope Rapson introduces baroque violinist Amanda Babington (who you may have seen performing at The Castle in March).
Fiori have a brilliant weekend lined up so I thought it only polite to let you know what’s on.
Fiori’s friends at the National Trust are hosting their live rehearsal on Saturday afternoon at the stunning Canon’s Ashby. It’s an open rehearsal which means that anyone can drop in and listen for free!
Until Sunday 6th July The University of Northampton School of Arts is holding its annual showcase of graduate work in the areas of fashion, footwear, textiles, surface design and fashion marketing at the Northampton Museum and Gallery.
Now what does that have to do with Fiori Musicali you say? I’m glad you asked!
Fiori Musicali have a residency with The National Trust at Canons Ashby and so we’re lucky enough to see them perform at the stunning Priory Church. Friday is one of those occasions!
Fiori players are joined by Soprano Judit Felszeghy for Halcyon Summer performance of works by Handel, Telemann and Corelli. It’s sure to be a gorgeous evening of beautiful music, with an optional garden picnic and Pimms at 6pm to make it that bit more of a treat.
Fiori Musicali have a residency at Canons Ashby which saw them perform at the National Trust several times last week. Every performance there is special but it was even more so this week as it was to celebrate the opening of the newly restored baroque gardens and to commemorate 300 years of baroque composer Corelli.
After the crowds have enjoyed the matinée performance, Fiori bring you an evening concert at The Castle 7:45pm. Once again the Chamber Orchestra are joined by Kerstin Linder-Dewan – solo violin, to bring you a sparkling programme.
This Saturday Fiori Musicali bring you two very different concerts at The Castle in Wellingborough.
For the past three weeks Fiori players have been coaching young people from Northamptonshire in the art of baroque.
Handel is one of the giants of the baroque. But I don’t know much about him. Now, we can’t be having that can we especially around Christmas when his famous work Messiah is prominent? So I asked Penelope Rapson, Director of Fiori Musicali, what she knows about the composer. It might be easier to ask what she doesn’t know but here’s what she told me.