Ensemble Moliere – Good Soup – NCEM 12.12.2022

At the National Early Music Centre in York, Ensemble Moliere put on an absolutely fabulous show - we loved it. This is from their programme notes: "Good Soup is an exploration of Molière’s world, both through his words and the music of his time. To celebrate 400 years since his birth, Ensemble Molière joins forces … Continue reading Ensemble Moliere – Good Soup – NCEM 12.12.2022

The Unfinished Violin at the NCEM

The Unfinished Violin - carved by Richard S Howard, played by Sam Sweeney at York NCEM Rich and Dexter and I had a terrific night out this week at York NCEM to see Sam Sweeney perform his album The Unfinished Violin. Sam has put a superb band together for the show, with beautiful and powerful … Continue reading The Unfinished Violin at the NCEM

Kayhan Kalhor by Dexter

Dexter here. Last night I went to the best gig I’ve ever been to! Me, my mum and dad went to see Kayhan Kalhor on the kamancheh playing with Fariborz Kiani on the tonbek at the National Early Music Centre. The night weaved in and out of rhythmic pizzicato and beautiful legato deep bowing. The … Continue reading Kayhan Kalhor by Dexter

Intimate Classics #6

This month's Intimate Classics in the City chamber music concert was a fabulous finale to end the season. Hull born cellist behind the series Thomas Bertolotti, recently awarded a Masters from the Royal Academy of Music and making waves internationally teamed up with English guitarist Merlin Miller, currently studying at the Royal Academy to treat us … Continue reading Intimate Classics #6

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 … Continue reading Intimate Classics #4

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 … Continue reading Intimate Classics #5