Orchestra of the Age of Englightenment

MICHAEL DRAKE St Margaret's Church, King's Lynn (King's Lynn Festival)


St Margaret's Church, King's Lynn (King's Lynn Festival)

This innovative orchestra comes of age this year having been inaugurated in 1986.

On Wednesday evening the programme from the 11 strong members showed that precision is their watch word.

Corelli didn't feature directly again but work by two of his pupils followed both quite different in their style and approach.

First came Locatelli's concerto grosso given the title The Tear of Arianna with solo violinist/director Margaret Faultless assuming the role of the sad lady. Dramatic and poignant, the instrumentalists captured the storyline with outstanding tonal colours.

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Francesco Geminiani was the other pupil featured and his D minor concerto grosso La Follia was a classical example of what can be done with a basic musical line.

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