Music from the Brtitish pubs
Bjarte Eike, BarockViolin and Voice
"The Alehouse Sessions"
Folk music, sea shanties and Purcell
Did the “Orpheus Britannicus” Henry Purcell head to the pub in the evening for an ale? We do not know exactly, but probably. “Purcell created music for church festivals, the royal court, public ceremonies, private devotions, and pleasurable entertainment: music for the festivities of Westminster Abbey and the splendor of the royal chapel – as well as tunes for the raw humor of the tavernas and catch clubs,” says Bjarte Eike, Artistic Director of Barokksolistene. The Norwegian ensemble, which plays on historical instruments, resurrects pub music in seventeenth-century England in its “Alehouse Sessions”, with Purcell, but also with drinking and shanties and sailor songs — austere, rustic, and a little tipsy. “It’s just old pop music!” say the Barokksolistene. It could also be called a baroque jam session in a pub environment. One thing is certain: it will be an evening with a great atmosphere.
39EUR € / 34EUR € / 27EUR € / 19EUR €Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:00:00 +0100 http://shmf.de/en/veranstaltung/music-from-the-brtitish-pubs-543