The Edmonton Chamber Music Society


London Handel Players

Early Music

London Handel Players

Friday, October 4, 2013
8 PM

Adrian Butterfield  Violin
Oliver Webber  Violin
Katherine Sharman  Cello
Laurence Cummings  Harpsichord


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The London Handel Players ’ debut performance for the London Handel Festival 2000 initiated an enduring and very successful partnership of some of Britain’s leading early music specialists. The group performs regularly at the Wigmore Hall and has appeared at major festivals in Europe and North America, collaborating frequently with other artists, including singers Emma Kirkby and Daniel Taylor and the popular Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser. In addition to their appearances with the London Handel Players, members of the group pursue busy individual careers as soloists, directors, recording artists, and teachers.

The group’s concert program, Handel at Home, features some of his liveliest and most engaging works, adapted for chamber ensemble. Handel’s contemporary, the Italian violinist and composer Francesco Geminiani, is represented by his Trio Sonata in F Major, a work he performed before King George I, accompanied on harpsichord by Handel.

G.F. Handel

Trio Sonata, Op. 5, No. 4 in G Major
HWV 399
Violin Sonata in D Major
HWV 371
Trio Sonata, Op. 2, No. 5 in G Minor
HWV 390
Harpsichord Suite in E Major
HWV 430
Arias from Semele:
“No, no, I’ll take no less”
“O sleep”
“Myself I shall adore”

Francesco Geminiani

Trio Sonata, Op. 1, No. 9 in F Major

“The London Handel Players shine in immaculately prepared, finely balanced and lyrical performances.”  –Early Music Today

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