Monday 14 March 6pm & 8pm St Mary's Barnes
Handel With Mary Bevan & Davina Clarke*
Mary Bevan soprano
Davina Clarke violin
Tickets £22, £18
Selections from 9 German Arias by Handel
Handel Violin Sonata in G Minor
Handel Violin Sonata in F Major
Vaughan Williams How Cold The Wind Doth Blow
Roxanna Panufnik Spring in Splendour (premiere)
Join Davina and Mary for an evening centred around Handel’s 9 German Arias ahead of the launch of their latest album together. Composed between 1724 and 1726 with texts by librettist Barthold Heinrich Brockes, Handel’s cantata-style song cycle explores and celebrates the beauty and order of nature in minute detail. Nestled amongst these beautiful arias will be movements from Handel’s celebrated Opus 1 violin sonatas as well as works by Vaughan Williams and a world premiere by Roxanna Panufnik.
Praised by Opera for her “dramatic wit and vocal control”, British soprano Mary Bevan is internationally renowned in baroque, classical and contemporary repertoire and appears regularly with leading conductors, orchestras and ensembles around the world. She is the winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artist Award and was awarded the MBE in 2019.
Davina performs around the globe with the world’s most highly regarded period ensembles – The English Baroque Soloists, The Academy of Ancient Music, Arcangelo and The Sixteen. Her most recent engagements have included the BBC Proms this summer, recording her first solo Handel album and also European and USA tours of Beethoven, Handel and Berlioz. Last year, Davina was made an Associate of The Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) for her outstanding contribution to the music industry. Davina is founder and host of ‘The Classical Corner’, a podcast which takes listeners behind the scenes of the classical music world today, through discussions with some of the world’s most highly regarded musicians.