The Brook Street Band
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The Brook Street Band is named after the London Street where George Frideric Handel lived from 1723–59. It was formed in 1997 by baroque cellist Tatty Theo, rapidly establishing itself amongst the UK’s leading Handel specialists. Violinist Rachel Harris and harpsichordist Carolyn Gibley have been core band members with Tatty for over 20 years, with Kathryn Parry joining more recently. They have developed a style of performing and music-making that is precise, spontaneous and reactive.
In this concert, the BSB has chosen some of the most beautiful, poignant, and uplifting music from the Baroque era, and central to the program is Early Transitions (world premiere) by Nitin Sawhney. This has inspired BSB to draw on the Indian classical music tradition, our program is a focal lens on two different musical traditions, a bridge between East and West, past and present, traditional and contemporary.
Cast & Crew
Kathryn Parry (Baroque violin), Tatty Theo (Baroque cello), (Composer), Carolyn Gibley (Harpsichord), (Director), Rachel Harris (Baroque violin)