Ensemble Hesperi A Gift for your Garden
Sunday Afternoon Recitals, in collaboration with Trinity College, Oxford
A Gift for your Garden
“I am insatiable where hyacinths and tulips are concerned, greedy for ranunculi, and especially for anemones.” Telemann
A celebration of eighteenth-century horticultural gift-giving through the music of Georg Philipp Telemann, James Oswald, Johann Gottlieb Graun, and George Frederick Handel.
Ensemble Hesperi is a dynamic and innovative London-based Early Music ensemble, dedicated to showcasing Baroque music through imaginative programming. Featured by Classical Music Magazine and recorded for Classic FM, Ensemble Hesperi has performed at leading festivals across England and beyond, winning first prize at the London International Festival of Early Music Young Ensemble Competition and third prize at the prestigious International Van Wassenaer Competition in Utrecht. The ensemble was selected as Britten Pears Young Artists and one of the first recipients of a grant from the Continuo Foundation.
Coming to Oxford from my time as artistic director at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, it is always a joy to be presenting and supporting young talent. It is a privilege to have known many of these exceptional performers as they progressed in their careers; and it is even more a delight to be presenting these Sunday lunchtime recitals together with Trinity College, Oxford – a College which shares our values on education and the arts, and on making a positive impact on the world. Dr Michelle Castelletti, Director: Oxford Festival of the Arts
Our inaugural Events at Trinity programme has been introducing new audiences to Trinity College for public talks and recitals since October. So I am delighted that we will have the opportunity to invite even more visitors through our new partnership with the Oxford Festival of the Arts. Together we will present 3 Sunday matinee concerts this July of young up and coming artists and ensembles in the stunning new de Jager Auditorium. We look forward to welcoming you to Trinity. Andrew Miller, MBE, Consultant Creative Director, Trinity College