Intimate Classics #4

  The fourth of Thomas Bertolotti's super chamber music series - April 28th 2017 - featured fabulous viola player Lisa Hagemann, whose splendid programme ranged from the familiar sounds of Bach to the experimental intensity of Kurtag - a most wonderful performance in the beautiful ancient church of St Mary's Lowgate, Hull. Together with the [...]

Intimate Classics #5

We went to the most amazing concert last night, the fifth in Thomas Bertolotti's super series of chamber concerts - Intimate Classics in the City - at St Mary's Church, Lowgate, Hull for Hull2017. Tom invited Dexter to play a piece at the concert as a young local musician - and what a concert it [...]

Electro-Acoustic Ensemble

Thanks to our friend John Stead for inviting us to a special evening concert - the Electro-Acoustic Ensemble's acousmatic performance of music for cello, organ, piano and electronics in Hull's Charterhouse Chapel. Members of the EAE - Nigel Bartram (cello), John Stead (electronics), Stanislaw Hansel (organ, piano and sampler) - performed an adventurous and beautiful concert [...]

Poeticall Musicke

Rich and Dexter and I walked through the hustle and bustle of a York party night out on Saturday into the sanctuary of St Helen's church in Stonegate where Poeticall Musicke's concert of elegant viola da gamba music took us to another time and place. Alex McCartney: theorbo and Jon Rees: viol played a beautiful set of [...]

Playing the Bridge

What a good day it was yesterday ‘Playing the Bridge’ for a cool collaboration which transforms Scale Lane Bridge into an interactive musical instrument as part of Hull 2017 City of Culture. Playing the Bridge is an artistic commission and performance devised by bridge architect Jonathan McDowell and composer Nye Parry who are both Gamelan players [...]

Intimate Classics in the City #2

Last night's concert - Flute Fantasia - was the second Intimate Classics in the City concert at St Mary’s Church, Lowgate  organised by cellist Thomas Bertolotti, whose vision is to make high quality classical music more accessible, bringing international artists into the city and showcasing new young musicians. Ivan Alekhin & Kate Bateman - from Russia and America - [...]