Music In The Round



VIOLS Asako Morikawa, Liam Byrne, Reiko Ichise, Richard Tunnicliffe, Richard Boothby

The years of the English Civil War and the ensuing Commonwealth and Protectorate (1642-1660) are often regarded as a barren time for music in England, yet this turbulent period was fertile ground for some eccentric and innovative composers. Contrary to popular belief, Oliver Cromwell, ‘God’s Englishman’, was fond of music and kept a remarkably lively musical establishment. The internationally renowned viol consort, Fretwork, illustrates these distracted times with music from before, during and after the conflict, including works by Tomkins, Locke and one of Purcell’s tutors, Hingston.

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Post-concert Q&A
with musicians from Fretwork and Angus Smith.

Tue 13 May 7:15pm £16.50/ £11.00/ £5.00*


Located within the Crucible building, the Studio Theatre has a flexible design allowing the seating to be adjusted to play on one, two or three sides or in the round. Seating in the Studio is unreserved.
The Studio hosts a mix of small-scale in-house and touring productions, as well as hosting the acclaimed Ensemble 360's tri-annual Music in the Round Festival.

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