Rachel Podger

Flying Solo in Mayfield

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Tuesday 7 May 2024, 7.30pm Mayfield School, Concert Hall £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 as she will be in this concert – 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

“…..there is probably no more inspirational musician working today…” Gramophone


Johann Joseph VILSMAYR: Partita 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