The Grand Tour: Patrick Home of Paxton’s travels in Germany and Italy

Sunday 18 July at 2.30pm & 5.30pm
Tickets £22 (conc. £13)

JS Bach ~ Trio Sonata BWV 1038 in G
Handel ~ Violin Sonata in G;
Bach ~ Trio Sonata from ‘The Musical Offering’ BWV 1079
Frederick the Great ~ Flute Sonata in C minor
Telemann~ Intrada: Trio Sonata in D,

Lisete da Silva Bull, Baroque Flute/Recorder
Rachel Harris, Baroque violin
Tatty Theo, Baroque, cello
Carolyn Gibley, Harpsichord

The Brook Street Band presents a lively and entertaining ‘travelogue’ that taking us to Europe’s most distinguished courts and fashionable cities. The itinerary follows in the footsteps of Patrick Home, the commissioner of Paxton House: student years in Leipzig, first love at the court of Frederick the Great, and numerous Grand Tours to artist studios and Roman ruins throughout Italy.

The programme includes music by Frederick the Great, who was to play a crucial part in Patrick’s life, and an exuberant Sonata from Handel’s early years that brings a strong Italian flavour to the proceedings.

“…a lovely combination of virtuosity and vibrancy…”” –Planet Hugill

See pre-concert talk information: ‘The Grand Tour: Paxton, Potsdam and Beyond