Two Pints of Biber and a Packet of Crisps: The Night Shift Preview

It is not the first time the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment has graced this blog but here they are again presenting The Night Shift: Two Pints of Biber and a Packet of Crisps at the Amersham Arms in New Cross on Tuesday 23rd April.

Biber of course referring to the influential baroque composer famous for his violin solos and the Mystery Sonatas- not the high pitched blonde who punches journos.

Left to Right: Ken Aiso, Jonathan Rees and David Gordon

It will be a night full of bawdy baroque and plenty of pints with the likes of Biber Handel and Purcell being played in the warm candlelit surroundings of the Amersham. In true 17th century style, the evening will be concluded with a series of pub songs around the piano presented by the always energetic James Redwood- composer, workshop leader and campaigner against Michael Gove’s Academy policies.

Music will be performed by the internationally renowned violinist and winner of the Parisian Long-Thibaud Concours Ken Aiso. Aiso is joined Jonathan Rees who became the National Youth Orchestra’s Co-Principal Cellist at only seventeen and Harpsichordist David Gordon who was one of the first to play in the European Baroque Orchestra. Not bad for popping in to your local on a Tuesday night!

For a chance of hearing Baroque like you’ve never heard it before- whether you are a classical know it all or classical know nothing at all- head to the Amersham Arms in New Cross on Tuesday the 23rd of April to witness unpretentious classical music the way it should be: engaging, fun and accessible.  If you flash your student I.D you can even get in for £4. Now that’s a steal.

Over and Out!
Nathalie Lot

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