Christmas concert: Heath Street Baptist Church
Nov
27
1:00 PM13:00

Christmas concert: Heath Street Baptist Church

Improviso present a joyful Christmas programme, representing a variety of composed and improvised music from three centuries and four countries. 

Opening with excerpts from Charpentier’s sparkling instrumental narrative of the nativity, you will hear kaleidoscopic chamber music of the Italian seventeenth century, an arrangement of one of J.S. Bach’s most arresting organ trio sonatas, and improvisations over festive songs from sixteenth-century England and Spain. 

Free entrance.

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Christmas concert: York Early Music Christmas Festival
Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

Christmas concert: York Early Music Christmas Festival

Improviso present a joyful Christmas programme, representing a variety of composed and improvised music from three centuries and four countries. 

Opening with excerpts from Charpentier’s sparkling instrumental narrative of the nativity, you will hear kaleidoscopic chamber music of the Italian seventeenth century, an arrangement of one of J.S. Bach’s most arresting organ trio sonatas, and improvisations over festive songs from sixteenth-century England and Spain. 

Tickets: £14/£12/£5 (under 35s) - via this link

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Christmas concert: Churchill Cancer Centre, Oxford
Dec
12
1:00 PM13:00

Christmas concert: Churchill Cancer Centre, Oxford

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Improviso present a joyful Christmas programme, representing a variety of composed and improvised music from three centuries and four countries. 

Opening with excerpts from Charpentier’s sparkling instrumental narrative of the nativity, you will hear kaleidoscopic chamber music of the Italian seventeenth century, an arrangement of one of J.S. Bach’s most arresting organ trio sonatas, and improvisations over festive songs from sixteenth-century England and Spain.

Free public performance.

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Christmas concert: Holywell Music Room, Oxford
Dec
12
7:30 PM19:30

Christmas concert: Holywell Music Room, Oxford

Vibrant young quartet Improviso presents a joyful Christmas programme, representing a variety of composed and improvised music from three centuries and four countries. Opening with excerpts from Charpentier’s sparkling instrumental narrative of the nativity, you will hear kaleidoscopic chamber music of the Italian 17th century, an arrangement of one of J.S. Bach’s most arresting organ trio sonatas, and improvisations over festive songs from 16th century England and Spain.


‘‘A baroque feast from Improviso…they’re so good they have halos’ BBC Radio 3

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Christmas concert: All Saints, Cambridge
Dec
17
7:30 PM19:30

Christmas concert: All Saints, Cambridge

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Vibrant young quartet Improviso presents a joyful Christmas programme, representing a variety of composed and improvised music from three centuries and four countries. Opening with excerpts from Charpentier’s sparkling instrumental narrative of the nativity, you will hear kaleidoscopic chamber music of the Italian 17th century, an arrangement of one of J.S. Bach’s most arresting organ trio sonatas, and improvisations over festive songs from 16th century England and Spain.


‘‘A baroque feast from Improviso…they’re so good they have halos’ BBC Radio 3”

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Christmas concert: Holy Trinity Church, London
Dec
19
6:00 PM18:00

Christmas concert: Holy Trinity Church, London

Improviso present a joyful Christmas programme, representing a variety of composed and improvised music from three centuries and four countries. 

Opening with excerpts from Charpentier’s sparkling instrumental narrative of the nativity, you will hear kaleidoscopic chamber music of the Italian seventeenth century, an arrangement of one of J.S. Bach’s most arresting organ trio sonatas, and improvisations over festive songs from sixteenth-century England and Spain. 

Free entrance.

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Lunchtime concert at St Martin-in-the-Fields
Feb
8
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime concert at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Improviso is delighted to be performing at St Martin-in-the-fields for the first time, presenting a programme of baroque chamber music and improvisation.

Free entrance.

- Programme - 

Improvised divisions on a ground 'John come kiss me now' (The Division Flute, 1684)

Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764)
Deuxieme Recreation de musique
Forlane - Badinage - Sarabande - Menuet - Tambourin

Dario Castello (c.1590-c.1658) Sonata Duodecima

G.P. Telemann (1681-1767)
Trio Sonata in A minor, TWV 42:a4: Largo - Vivace - Affettuoso - Allegro

Improvised suite of banned dances (Spanish 16th century): Ciacona - Jacaras - Sarabanda 

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Hambleden concerts 2019
Jun
22
7:30 PM19:30

Hambleden concerts 2019

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Building a Memory Palace

Improvised divisions on a ground: Pauls Steeple

G.F. Handel (1685-1759) - Trio Sonata in C minor HWV 386a

Marco Uccellini (1603/10-1680) - Sonata Quarta Decima from Ozio Regio, Op. 7 

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) - Concerto in D major R V 84

- Interval -

C.P.E. Bach (1714-1788) Duetto H. 598

G.P . Telemann (1681-1767) - Trio Sonata in A minor TWV42:a4

Improvisation: Passacaglia

Dario Castello (c.1590-c.1658) - Sonata Decima



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Harwich Festival
Jun
29
7:30 PM19:30

Harwich Festival

Tickets available here.

Programme

John Playford (1623-1686/7) – A la Mode de France

François Couperin (1668-1733) – Les Nations: L’Espagnole: Sonade en trio – Allemande – Courante – Seconde Courante – Sarabande – Gigue lourée – Gavotte – Rondeau – Bourée – Double de la Bourée – Passacaglia

 -interval -

Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764) - Deuxième récréation de la musique

Ouverture – Forlane – Sarabande – Menuet – Badinage – Chaconne – Tambourin

 Improvisation: Folia

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SJE Arts - Next Generation Series 2018
Jun
10
5:00 PM17:00

SJE Arts - Next Generation Series 2018

Improviso present their programme 'Badinage' as part of the SJE Arts Next Generation concert series in Oxford, UK. Tickets available here.

Programme

Improvised divisions on a ground from The Division Flute (1706)

François Couperin (1668-1733) Sonade en trio (from Les Nations: L'Espagnole)

John Playford (1623-1686/7) A la mode de France

Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764) Deuxième Récréation de la Musique, Op. 8

Improvised suite of banned dances: Ciacona, Jácaras, Sarabanda

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Improviso at the Foundling Museum
May
13
3:00 PM15:00

Improviso at the Foundling Museum

The opera Giulio Cesare is the first major work Handel composed after moving to his house on Brook Street near Hanover Square. The story is based on historical events between September 48BC and March 47BC, brought to life through a combination of Haym’s libretto and Handel’s extraordinary text setting and vividly colourful orchestrations. In today’s programme we ask what happens to opera when it is not being performed, and explore its offstage cultural presence and influences. The programme includes chamber music by Handel as well as arrangements (both our own and eighteenth century ones) of arias and movements from the opera.

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