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19th Sep 2019 @ 8:00 pm


In this performance, the early music ensemble Here Be Dragons will explore folk music performed in and around some of the main cultural centres in Europe during the 15th and 16th century. The ensemble not only investigates how art music and folk music influenced each other, but also traces the developmental arch of these influences into modern manifestations of both styles. Frontman Jan-Hendrik Harley (baroque violin/baroque viola/baroque guitar) guides the audience through a bouquet of conceptual interpretations that highlight the other main theme of the evening: context in interpretation. Some of the many contexts explored during the performance will be modern folk performed as baroque art music, traditional folk performed as baroque art music, baroque art music performed as traditional folk music, and modern art music performed as traditional folk music. The lively selection of two 40-minute sets will include music from Scandinavia, the British Isles, France, Spain, Italy and Romania.

The restaurant at Youngblood (The Hot Skillet) will be open for food and drinks from 18:30 onward. Phone 061 715 1873 to reserve a table.

Here Be Dragons – Jan-Hendrik Harley (baroque violin/baroque viola/baroque guitar/arrangements), Annien Shaw (baroque violin), Mariechen Meyer (double bass), Joshua Frank (recorders) and John Pringle (percussion)

Date: Thursday, 19 September 2019
Time: Concert starts at 20:00, restaurant open from 18:30.
Venue: Youngblood Gallery, 70-74 Bree street
Tickets: R150. Tickets can be purchased online via Webtickets, in-store at any Pick ‘n Pay supermarket and cash at the door. Pre-booking is recommended. Click here to purchase tickets online.
Enquiries: info@ctbaroque.co.za

This concert forms a part of the 2019 Cape Town Baroque Festival. For more information on the festival, click here.

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