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Divertissements Chinois

First Encounters

Musical Journeys from the Dawn of the Global Age

First Encounters

Supported by a grant from Continuo Foundation

Supported by Continuo Foundation

Philippa Hyde: soprano
Agnes Chin: guzheng
William Summers: baroque recorder and flute
Diane Moore: baroque violin
Ibrahim Aziz: viola da gamba
Yeo Yat-Soon: harpsichord

Musical interactions between Ming and Qing Dynasty China and their European contemporaries in a global age of cultural cross-currents. Music by Cabezón, Gabrieli, Caccini, Purcell, Pedrini and Rameau which we know were or may have been performed in China; music from anonymous Chinese sources from the 17th century and in transcriptions by European visitors and settlers in the 18th century; to counterpoint this we also have music by three world travellers to London in the 18th century: Loum Kiqua, who visited from Canton, Ignatius Sancho (born on a trans-Atlantic slave ship) and Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint Georges (born in Guadeloupe to a French father and a former slave mother from Senegal).

  • 📅Sun 16 July 2023
  • 📍Major Lane, Thornham Magna, Eye IP23 8ER, UK
  • 🕑3:00pm
  • 🎫Tickets £20 (seating unreserved)

Major Lane, Thornham Magna, Eye IP23 8ER, UK
Eye, IP23 8, United Kingdom

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