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Violin, Garden, Sky – Music in the Gallery and James Turrell Skyspace

Friday 2nd August 2024 – 7pm in the Gallery, 4.30pm in the Skyspace

Peter Sheppard Skærved – Violin

Bach – Sonatas and Partitas, complete! Works by living composers inspired by seascapes, sculptures gardens and the weather. Labyrinths, walks and dances by composers from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Acclaimed violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved presents the second of three events inspired by the landscape, art, and nature of Tremenheere. Bach’s epochal cycle of works for violin alone provide the armature for this musical exploration of one of this space. And they are set in conversation with works for the baroque and music of our time, by some of the leading composers of our time, from Europe, the USA and Australia, all long-time collaborators with Peter. Read more about the other concerts in this series.

The evening concert will take place on the upper floor of Tremenheere Gallery – beginning at 7pm, with doors open from 6.30pm. Proceeded by a shorter performance in the Skyspace at 4.30pm – entry to the gardens from 4pm included in ticket purchase.

£20 per person, or purchase tickets to all three events for £50.

7pm – Tremenheere Gallery

Johann Sebastian Bach – C Major Sonata BWV 1005

Heinrich Biber – Passacaglia ‘Guardian Angel – Companion of humankind’ (1688)

Johann Sebastian Bach – E major Partita BWV 1006

Sadie Harrison – ‘Bavad Khair Baqi! ‘ ( from ‘The Light Garden’) 2004)+

Evis Sammoutis – Nicosia Etudes (2016-2024) World Premiere+

4.30pm – James Turrell Skyspace                  

Georg Philipp Telemann – 7th Fantasy         

Gloria Coates – Solo Sonata No 2 ( 2020)+

Notes: The second concert in this series puts Bach in conversation with his Austrian forbear, Biber, whose ‘passacaglia’ (which is the musical form which most explicitly refers to walking) was one of the models for his solo writing. Alongside that more German-speaking music from the 18th century, by the phenomenally celebrated Telemann, (after whom Bach named his son, Carl Philipp Emmanuel.

Peter collaborated with the great American composer Gloria Coates from his early twenties until her death in the summer of 2023. Gloria was also a celebrated artist (her work hangs in the ‘Lenbachaus’ of her home city, Munich). Sadie Harrison’s dramatic solo work is one of a cycle inspired by the design of an ancient garden in Afghanistan, whilst Evis Sammoutis’s atmospheric ‘etudes’ are the result of Peter and his fascination with the lost buildings and gardens of medieval French Cyprus.

Purchase tickets – Friday 2nd August 2024 Purchase tickets – All three events – 12/07, 02/08, 20/09