Saturday 30th June
Baroque Flute Recital
BAROQUE FLUTE RECITAL
Solo Baroque flute recital by Neil McLaren. Neil will be performing his own arrangements of three Cello Suites by JS Bach for baroque flute.
PERFORMANCE AT 11 AM. TICKETS £5
ABOUT NEIL MCLAREN
Highly regarded for his performances on instruments from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century, Neil McLaren’s breadth of experience and stylistic versatility mark him among the best of today’s impressive array of flautists.
Neil is a valued long-standing member of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, and has played with the English Baroque Soloists, The English Concert and the Academy of Ancient Music. With all of these renowned ensembles he has toured extensively, and records with the major record labels. His solo recording of rare baroque flute concertos with the Cambridge Baroque Camerata attracted significant critical acclaim and is broadcast frequently around the world.
Also an accomplished performer on the modern flute, Neil’s British première of Halil for flute and orchestra by Leonard Bernstein was recorded live by the BBC at the Barbican Centre. He has given numerous concerts at London’s prestigious Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall, including, in 2007, a recital of 20th Century Dutch and English works which featured the British première of Serene for flute and soundtracks by Ton Bruynèl and the world première of David Osbon’s The Creatures of Freitman.
Neil works with many of the major opera companies, orchestras and chamber ensembles in the UK, with conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Mark Elder, Vladamir Jurowski, Sir Roger Norrington, William Christie and the late Gustav Leonhardt and Sir Charles Mackerras.
Future solo engagements for 2018 include a piccolo concerto with the Age of Enlightenment, a recital in the Valletta International Baroque festival and recitals and masterclasses in Melbourne and Sydney.
Neil in Chalvington churchyard