The English Concert celebrates its first 40 years

Askonas Holt is delighted to congratulate two Artistic Directors of the English Concert on their part in this year’s celebration of the 40th anniversary of the organisation.
Trevor Pinnock, the founding Artistic Director, will perform with the orchestra tonight at London’s Wigmore Hall in the first of a trio of concerts. They will be joined by violinist Nadja Zwiener in a programme of works by Bach, Handel and Vivaldi. This sold-out concert will be Trevor’s first with the orchestra since retiring from the post of Artistic Director more than a decade ago. Trevor will direct two further performances at Hereford’s Courtyard Theatre on 18 October and The Chapel, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich on 9 November
In addition to his appearances with the English Concert this season, Trevor will also give a solo harpsichord recital at the Wigmore Hall on 30 October in a programme entitled “Journeys Through Music” which explores over two centuries of keyboard music including works by Tallis, Bach, Byrd and Scarlatti. He gives many other recitals and concerts, including a return visit to the Concertgebouworkest with pianist Menahem Pressler, and curates ‘Pinnock’s Passions’, in a series of four themed concerts with guest musicians and speakers at the new candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.
The English Concert’s current Artistic Director Harry Bicket will direct several performances this season including appearances at the Wigmore Hall (with Lucy Crowe and Sally Matthews) and tours of Handel’s Messiah in December and Theodora in January and February, including at Carnegie Hall on 2 February next year. 
Many congratulations to both Trevor and Harry as they continue to contribute such vibrancy to the baroque and classical music scenes–and here’s to many more successful years!
For more information on the English Concert’s 40th anniversary season please visit their website
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