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Candlelit and Classical: Harriet Mackenzie and Celoniatus Ensemble

Eight Seasons and a Blackbird

Part of the Tuned In London Autumn 2018 Series

Add to my Calendar 08-12-2018 19:45 08-12-2018 21:45 36 Candlelit and Classical: Harriet Mackenzie and Celoniatus Ensemble After the phenomenal success of the breathtaking concert this time last year, Harriet Mackenzie and the Celoniatus Ensemble return with a beautiful nature-inspired programme featuring the Baroque masterpiece 'The Four Seasons' by Vivaldi juxtaposed with the heat of Argentinian tango in Piazzolla's 'Four Seasons of Buenos Aires' and the beautifully evocative work by Emily Doolittle depicting a blackbird singing in the rain: eight seasons, birdsong, classical and candlelit…Harriet Mackenzie is an internationally renowned concerto soloist and has performed across five continents. “Searing Intensity... A performance full of panache.... captivating” - The Strad. Her recordings include concertos with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Nova and the English Symphony Orchestra and these have received international acclaim, including Five Stars in The Times (Richard Morrison) and 'Recording of The Month' in Music Web International: "There is a completeness, a confidence, an honesty and a consistent lyrical beauty that has moved me again and again. These qualities all emerge in Harriet Mackenzie’s utterly magisterial performance....Performances and recording are first-class throughout. Harriet Mackenzie’s commitment to these composers and these works is obvious, her performances are riveting. She needs to be making more records for sure." (Richard Hanlon).  The ensemble features talent from South Africa, Sicily, Bulgaria, Italy and Japan... South African cellist Abel Selacoe is very much a rising star and David Wright "the hardman of the harpsichord", Eastender with an unconventional East End upbringing, of Red Priest fame.  violins: Elena Abad, Akiko Ishikawa, Aura Fazio, on violin, Will Harvey of the Parallax Orchestra, violas: Raisa Zapryanova, Jordi Morell Marin, 'cellos: Abel Selaocoe, Thibault Blanchard-Dubois, bass: Elena Hull, harpsichord: David Wright. Doors will open at 7pm. A bar will serve drinks. The beautiful early 18th century church is a 3 minute walk from Rotherhithe Overground Station, and 381 and C10 buses.The picture above is taken by Misha Papic at the Candlelit and Classical concert last December, when Harriet, Philippa Mo and the Celoniatus Ensemble gave an absolutely phenomenal performance. St Mary the Virgin, London DD/MM/YYYY

Details

St Mary the Virgin
St Marychurch Street
Rotherhithe

London
SE16 4JE
England


Programme

Antonio VivaldiLe Quattro Stagioni
Astor PiazzollaThe Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Emily DoolittleFalling Still

Performers

Harriet Mackenzie – violin

Celoniatus Ensemble

Programme Note

After the phenomenal success of the breathtaking concert this time last year, Harriet Mackenzie and the Celoniatus Ensemble return with a beautiful nature-inspired programme featuring the Baroque masterpiece 'The Four Seasons' by Vivaldi juxtaposed with the heat of Argentinian tango in Piazzolla's 'Four Seasons of Buenos Aires' and the beautifully evocative work by Emily Doolittle depicting a blackbird singing in the rain: eight seasons, birdsong, classical and candlelit…

Harriet Mackenzie is an internationally renowned concerto soloist and has performed across five continents. “Searing Intensity... A performance full of panache.... captivating” - The Strad. Her recordings include concertos with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Nova and the English Symphony Orchestra and these have received international acclaim, including Five Stars in The Times (Richard Morrison) and 'Recording of The Month' in Music Web International: "There is a completeness, a confidence, an honesty and a consistent lyrical beauty that has moved me again and again. These qualities all emerge in Harriet Mackenzie’s utterly magisterial performance....Performances and recording are first-class throughout. Harriet Mackenzie’s commitment to these composers and these works is obvious, her performances are riveting. She needs to be making more records for sure." (Richard Hanlon). 

The ensemble features talent from South Africa, Sicily, Bulgaria, Italy and Japan... South African cellist Abel Selacoe is very much a rising star and David Wright "the hardman of the harpsichord", Eastender with an unconventional East End upbringing, of Red Priest fame.  violins: Elena Abad, Akiko Ishikawa, Aura Fazio, on violin, Will Harvey of the Parallax Orchestra, violas: Raisa Zapryanova, Jordi Morell Marin, 'cellos: Abel Selaocoe, Thibault Blanchard-Dubois, bass: Elena Hull, harpsichord: David Wright. 

Doors will open at 7pm. A bar will serve drinks. The beautiful early 18th century church is a 3 minute walk from Rotherhithe Overground Station, and 381 and C10 buses.

The picture above is taken by Misha Papic at the Candlelit and Classical concert last December, when Harriet, Philippa Mo and the Celoniatus Ensemble gave an absolutely phenomenal performance.

Harriet and the Celoniatus Ensemble performing at St Mary's a year ago

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