"The unsurpassed British glory of the baroque violin," declares The Times (London).
A charismatic musician known for her masterly interpretations and immaculate technique, Podger is a favorite partner for artists like Jordi Savall, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Ton Koopman and top early music ensembles including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. In this recital, a compendium of significant 17th- and 18th-century works, Podger demonstrates not only the gifts of a virtuoso but also the affinity for the music of J.S. Bach that brought her the Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Prize. She offers the listener a rare experience: to hear the great Bach D minor Toccata and fugue for organ on the violin. The arrangement is by Chad Kelly, who composed the Phantasia on this program for her, and created his Goldberg Variations Reimagined for her excellent ensemble, Brecon Baroque. Violin aficionados will enjoy hearing Podger playing the 1654 Nicolò Amati from the Librarys Musical Instrument Collection.
Preconcert Conversation with the Artist: 6:30pm, Whittall Pavilion
Prelude in A major, from John Walsh's Select Preludes & Vollentarys for the violin being made and contrived for the Improvement of the Hand with variety of Compositions by all the Greatest Masters in Europe for that instrument
JOHANN JOSEPH VILSMAYR
Partita no. 6 in A major, from Artificiosus Concentus pro Camera
ARCANGELO CORELLI, CARLO AMBROGIO LONATI & HENRY PURCELL
Preludes from the Walsh collection
J.S. BACH / CHAD KELLY
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
JOHANN PAUL VON WESTHOFF
Suite pour le violin sans Basse continue in A major
NICOLA MATTEIS, JR.
Fantasia in C minor (Con discretione)
Phantasia for solo violin
Partita in A minor for solo flute, BWV 1013, transposed to G minor