Rachel Podger

Flying Solo in Mayfield

Tuesday 7 May 2024, 7.30pm Mayfield School, Chapel £20 (Free - age 25 and under) Book now

Rachel Podger is a phenomenon. She tours the world as an orchestral violinist and director, but she is at her mesmeric best when playing entirely on her own. Four strings and one bow doesn’t sound like a lot when it comes to making gripping music on her Baroque violin, yet that’s all that Podger needs to grip you. While featuring mostly 17th- and 18th-century music, the programme also contains an original piece and a Bach arrangement by the British harpsichordist Chad Kelly. But yes, there’s Bach too, of course. Bach and Podger – a meeting of minds across the centuries.

“…..the unsurpassed British glory of the baroque violin.” The Times


Johann Joseph VILSMAYR: Partia no. 6 in A major from
Articifiosus Concentus pro Camera (1715)
NOGUIERA and KLAGENFURT manuscripts: a suite
of short movements
Nicola MATTEIS: Fantasia con discretione
Johann Sebastian BACH arr. Chad Kelly: Toccata &
Fugue BWV 565 arr. for solo violin
Chad KELLY: Phantasia for solo violin
Johann Paul von WESTHOFF: Suite pour le violon seul
sans basse continue parue dans Le Mercure Galant de
Janvier 1683
Johann Sebastian BACH: Partita no. 3 in E major for solo
violin, BWV 1006