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23 January 2022 Sunday 4PM

Otley Baroque Discovery Series Vol.1

The World of Baroque Oboe

Adult £15 / Student £5 /Pair 25 BOOK HERE

Wesley Hall, Otley Methodist Church

Andrés Villalobos Lépiz, baroque oboe
Asako Ogawa, harpsichord
Marie Lemaire, soprano

with Otley Baroque Strings
Asuka Sumi, baroque violin & direction
Jennifer Piggott, baroque violin
Derek Revill, baroque viola
Catherine Strachan, baroque cello

Marcello: Oboe Concerto in d minor
Bach: Concerto for harpsichord BWV978
Handel: Nine German Aria HWV207
Pla: Trio Sonata for Oboe & Violin
Bach: Aria ‘Ich esse mit Freuden mein weniges Brot’ BWV84
Bach: Choral ‘Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring’ BWV147 &more…

*As the safety and comfort of our audience are most important to us, we will take COVID-19 safety measures in place for our events. Please see our safety guidance here.

Plunge into the plangent sound of baroque oboe…

We start our new season by inaugurating a Discovery Series which features one baroque instrument for each concert and introduces its charms, history and repertoire.

Andrés Villalobos Lépiz, a young talent on baroque woodwinds hailing from Costa-Rica, will showcase some of the most beautiful baroque oboe repertory of the 18th century.

Marcello’s oboe concerto is the best known of the century — thanks to Bach’s arrangement for harpsichord solo. Immersed in the Venetian style, Bach’s embellishments of Marcello will be brought to life in the original instrumentation.

London based harpsichordist Asako Ogawa is acclaimed for her interpretation on Bach’s solo works (CDs include ‘Bach: Goldberg Variations’ ‘Bach: Six Partitas’) and also her excellence in vocal accompaniment at the Handel Singing Competition.

Asako will present another of Bach’s virtuoso transcriptions, a vivacious treatment of Vivaldi’s L’Estro Armonico and an emblem of Bach’s time in Weimar.

A radiant Belgian soprano, Marie Lemaire will enhance more the beauty of baroque oboe as an obligato instrument.

Handel’s Nine German Arias were written while he was still in Germany and his intimacy to the lyric in his mother-tongue brings these little jewels a special tone. Bach’s dancing aria from his Cantata no.84 will be vividly accompanied by oboe & violin with ‘ein fröhlicher Geist (a happy spirit)’.

Musician’s Biography

*We are extremely grateful to receive the continuous support from Leeds Inspired Grant via Leeds City Council.

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