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image for Music - Classical item typeAcademy of Ancient Music: M&G Classical Concert Se at Civic and Cramphorn Theatres

Music - Classical, Sat 18 Feb 2017

Civic and Cramphorn Theatres

Civic and Cramphorn Theatres


Civic and Cramphorn Theatres

01245 606505


Fairfield Road,


“Compellingly original, uniformly outstanding . . . a triumph.” Gramophone magazine
“Glorious … every detail sharply defined.” The Observer
“Blazing a trail followed by baroque ensembles everywhere.” The Independent,

The Academy of Ancient Music is an orchestra and choir that performs music from the baroque and classical era, in the way it was first intended. This means taking inspiration from the composers themselves; through careful research and using first edition scores as often as possible. This historically-informed approach was ground-breaking when the orchestra was founded in 1973 by scholar conductor Christopher Hogwood and the AAM remains at the forefront of the scene today, under the leadership of Music Director Richard Egarr.

The AAM is Associate Ensemble at London’s Barbican Centre and Orchestra-in-Residence at the University of Cambridge. Visit www.aam.co.uk to find out more.

Bojan Cicic – director & violin
Frank de Bruine – director & oboe

JS Bach Concerto for oboe d’amore in D major (1738)
Vivaldi Concerto for violin in G minor (1729)
Alibinoni Concerto for oboe in D minor (1722)
Vivaldi Concerto for two violins in A minor (1711)
JS Bach Italian concerto (1735)
A Marcello Concerto for oboe in D minor (1716)

JS Bach was largely a self-taught composer and throughout his life he learnt by transcribing the music of his contemporaries. This programme brings together works by several of those he learnt from and admired including Albinoni, Vivaldi and A Marcello.

At the time of its composition, Bach's Italian Concerto was described as the most perfect example of a concerto for a single instrument by a contemporary critic and pays clear homage to Vivaldi. The music for solo oboe in the programme shows how it came to be regarded as the jewel in the crown of a baroque orchestra with a sound that could hold its own against the more rowdy trumpet, but at the same time match the flexibility and sonority of the human voice.

"The piece that stands out for me as an oboist is the Marcello oboe concerto. It's a piece every oboist gets to play, and the 2nd movement is one of the most famous oboe tunes ever written. Bach obviously fell in love with this piece, and his embellishments of the movement contributed vastly to its fame." Lars Henriksson AAM Player

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 18 Feb 2017 19:30


Tickets: £25.00, £21.00 & £17.00

Concessions: £22.50, £18.50 & £14.50

Under 16s: £7.00

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Map reference: TL 703071  Lat: 51.73672 Long: 0.46496

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The Civic and Cramphorn Theatres are situated in Fairfield Road in the heart of Chelmsford's West End. Both venues are only a short walk from the train station.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Chelmsford station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing