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

Friday 12th July, Friday 2nd August and Friday 20th September

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 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.

Each concert will take place on the upper floor of Tremenheere Gallery – beginning at 7pm, with doors open from 6.30pm. Each concert will be proceeded by a shorter performance in the Skyspace at 4.30pm – entry to the gardens from 4pm included in ticket purchase. Tickets are £20 for each event, or there is the option to purchase tickets for all three events for £50. Full details of each event and how to book tickets are below.

Concert 1: Friday 12th July, 7pm – Tremenheere Gallery

Johann Sebastian Bach – G minor Sonata BWV 1001

Giovanni Battista Vitali – Partite Sopra Diverse Sonate (1680)

Johann Sebastian Bach  – B Minor Partita BWV 1002

Jim Aitchison – ‘Aperture’ (2023)+

Michael Alec Rose – ‘Anna Perenna’ after Guido Reni (2024)+

In the James Turrell Skyspace: 4.30pm       

Pietro Locatelli – The Harmonic Labyrinth (ca. 1730)

Rosá Lind  –  ‘Pelagos ‘(for Barbara Hepworth)  (2024) World Premiere+

Concert 2: Friday 2nd August, 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+

In the James Turrell Skyspace: 4.30pm                     

Georg Philipp Telemann – 7th Fantasy         

Gloria Coates – Solo Sonata No 2 ( 2020)+

Concert 3: Friday 20th September, 7pm – Tremenheere Gallery

Johann Sebastian Bach – A  minor Sonata BWV 1003

Anon/Klagenfurt Manuscript  –  G minor Suite (1685)

Johann Sebastian Bach – D minor Partita ( Chaconne) BWV 1004

Robert Saxton – ‘Reflections in Time’ – Sonata (2023)+

In the James Turrell Skyspace: 4.30pm

Johann Joseph Vilsmaÿr – Partia ‘Artificiosu Concentus pro Musica’ (1710)

Michael Hersch – ‘… in the snowy margins…’ (after Bruno Schulz) (2010)+