3.00pm, Saturday 1 October, 2011
This exciting and dynamic period ensemble uses the rare instrumental combination of flute, violin, viola da gamba, cello
and harpsichord to offer a rich spectrum of tone colours. Their concert reflects the very different characters of two
flourishing cities that attracted foreign composers in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. The
programme includes music by Telemann, Geminiani, Marais, Rebel and of course Handel.
Tea and cake will be served during the interval.
'Ensemble Amaranthos combines an extraordinary musical and technical proficiency with an
admirable professional presentation. ...For my money, ...one of the finest young
groups around.' (Early Music Review)
Marta Gonçalves flute
Sara Deborah Struntz violin
Claire Bracher viola da gamba
Elektra Miliadou cello
Erik Dippenaar harpsichord