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Tenby Arts Festival presents Red Priest - Carnival of the Seasons

When
Saturday September 29, 2012 at 20:00
Where
De Valance Pavilion, Tenby
Tickets
£12
Phone for tickets: 07815 571589 or 01834 845341
Tickets "at the door" - until sold out
  1. Concerto for Violin and Strings No 1 in E, 'Spring' RV 269, from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons' - Antonio Vivaldi, arranged by Red Priest
  2. Sonata No 10 in G minor, 'The Crucifixion', from Mystery Sonatas and Passacaglia - Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
  3. What Shall We Do This Evening? - Jacob Van Eyck
  4. Suite from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - Henry Purcell
  5. Concerto for Violin and Strings No 2 in G minor, 'Summer' RV 315, from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons' - Antonio Vivaldi
  6. Prelude, from Suite for Cello No 2 in D minor - Johann Sebastian Bach
  7. Concerto for Violin and Strings No 3 in F, 'Autumn' RV 293, from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons' - Antonio Vivaldi, arranged for Recorder and Harpsichord
  8. The Witches' Dance - Robert Johnson II
  9. Concerto Grosso No 8 in G minor, 'Christmas Concerto' - Arcangelo Corelli, arranged Red Priest
  10. Concerto for Violin and Strings No 4 in F minor, 'Winter' RV 297, from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons' - Antonio Vivaldi, arranged by Red Priest

Red Priest is the only early music group in the world to have been compared in the press to the Rolling Stones, Jackson Pollock, the Marx Brothers, Spike Jones and the Cirque du Soleil. This extraordinary acoustic foursome has been described by music critics as ‘visionary and heretical’, ‘outrageous yet compulsive’, ‘wholly irreverent and highly enlightened’, ‘completely wild and deeply imaginative’, with a ‘red-hot wicked sense of humour’ and a ‘break-all-rules, rock-chamber concert approach to early music.’

Founded in 1997, and named after the flame-haired priest, Antonio Vivaldi, Red Priest has given several hundred concerts in many of the world’s most prestigious festivals, including the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Moscow December Nights Festival, Schwetzingen Festival, Prague Spring Festival, Bermuda Festival, and in most European countries, Japan, Australia, and throughout North and Central America. The group has been the subject of hour-long TV profiles for NHK (Japan) and ITV (UK) - the latter for the prestigious South Bank Show in 2005, which documented the launch of the Red Hot Baroque Show, an electrifying marriage of old music with the latest light and video technology.

In 2009 Red Priest launched their own record label, Red Priest Recordings, which is distributed globally by Nimbus. Over the last year, in addition to the group’s highly acclaimed recordings Priest on the Run, Nightmare in Venice, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Pirates of the Baroque, two solo recordings from the group’s cellist Angela East have also been released. Many more exciting projects are planned for the coming months including further solo recordings, a DVD of the Four Seasons and downloadable sheet music.


Venue
De Valance Pavilion
Upper Frog Street
Tenby
SA70 7JD
Wales
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