Forthcoming events

Mischief and Merriment

Friday December 4th 2020, 4:30pm 7pm

Christmas was the highlight of the Tudor calendar: following a strict period of advent fasting, celebrations were stretched into a twelve day indulgence of mischief and merriment. These elaborate celebrations were presided over by the Lord of Misrule, who coordinated the Christmastide entertainments for the court. 

National Centre for Early Music,

St Margarets Church,

Percy's Lane,

York

CANCELLED (DUE TO COVID-19) Double Double Toil and Trouble- The National Centre for Early Music

Saturday 21st March 2020, 3:30pm

Throughout the ages, music and magic have been intrinsically linked. In this programme Palisander explore music’s historic relationship with the wider magical spectrum: including elements of mathematics, philosophy, nature, religion and the occult.

To celebrate Early Music Day 2020 Palisander will perform parts of their programme with Minster Minstrels​

The National Centre for Early Music,

St Margarets Church,

Percy's Lane,

York

CANCELLED (DUE TO COVID-19) To the Four Winds - CCR Ambronay (France)

23rd - 27th March 2020

Week 3

A project hosted by Centre Cultural de Rencontre which explores the relationship between stage and audience in order to make music more accessible. This is the third of four weeks during the 2019-20 season where Palisander will work with school children and the elderly in experimental laboratories, which will themselves feed the creation of a new form of concert-going experience.

Visiting a variety of schools and care homes

CANCELLED (DUE TO COVID-19) Double Double Toil and Trouble - Music in The Village (Walthamstow)

Wednesday 22nd April 2020, 7:30pm

Throughout the ages, music and magic have been intrinsically linked. In this programme Palisander explore music’s historic relationship with the wider magical spectrum: including elements of mathematics, philosophy, nature, religion and the occult.

St Michael and All Angels

Northcote Road

London

E17 6PQ

To the Four Winds - CCR Ambronay (France)

4th-8th May 2020

Week 4

A project hosted by Centre Cultural de Rencontre which explores the relationship between stage and audience in order to make music more accessible. This is the final week of a four week project during the 2019-20 season where Palisander will work with school children and the elderly in experimental laboratories, which will themselves feed the creation of a new form of concert-going experience.

 

Visiting a variety of schools and care homes; showcasing the music we have created together since our first meeting in November 2019

CANCELLED (DUE TO COVID-19) Partenope for Four Recorder Players - International Handel Festival Gottingen (Germany)

Sunday 31st May 2020, 11am

Handel sets the romantic drama of intrigue with a legendary Neapolitan queen against a fictive historical background. Palisander has arranged the interwoven storylines of his musically diverse opera Partenope for recorder quartet. In a semi-staged production, the four musicians adopt the roles of the queen and her three admirers.

Scheune, Gut Sennickerode

Recorder Extravaganza - Turner Sims Southampton

Thursday 18th June 2020, 7pm 

Palisander prides itself on presenting imaginative, historical programmes with a wide range of repertoire, performing largely from memory. With an amazing array of recorders from 6 inches to 6 foot tall, the ensemble presents music spanning 900 years.  Comprised of alumni from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal College of Music, Palisander has quickly established itself as a vibrant young ensemble.

Tonight, they are joined by children from schools across Southampton. Expect to hear traditional music from the British Isles, songs by kings, sparkling baroque concertos, and surprising contemporary techniques all wrapped up in one evening.

Turner Sims,

University of Southampton,

SO17 1BJ

Supported by Arts Council England

Recorder Revolution! - Isle of Wight

Friday 19th June 2020

Workshops/interactive performances with children from local Isle of Wight school children

Supported by Arts Council England

EEEmerging+ Residency - Torroella de Montgrí (Spain)

10th-18th July 2020

A week of intensive coaching and rehearsals.

Emerging European Ensembles programme

40th Festival Torroella 2020 (Spain)

Friday 17th July 2020, 7pm

As part of their EEEmerging residency, Palisander will perform at the 40th Festival Torroella 2020. 

Programme TBC

EEEmerging European Ensembles programme

Carrer de l'Onze de Setembre,

2, 17257 Torroella de Montgrí,

Girona, Spain

CANCELLED (DUE TO COVID-19) Double, Double Toil and Trouble - Summerwinds Münsterland 2020 (Germany)

Sunday 26th July 2020, 6pm

Throughout the ages, music and magic have been intrinsically linked. In this programme Palisander explore music’s historic relationship with the wider magical spectrum: including elements of mathematics, philosophy, nature, religion and the occult. The repertoire varies from surviving 13th Century hymns to new compositions for the group based on surviving melodic fragments noted by Renaissance astronomers. Alongside composers such as Hildegard von Bingen, J.S. Bach and Anthony Holborne, the programme additionally includes exciting new arrangements created by Palisander of composers rarely heard on the recorder, such as Tartini. Palisander’s imaginative staging and presentation, combined with atmospheric employment of extended techniques, creates as magical experience for the audience!

Kult Museum,

Kirchpl. 14,

48691 Vreden,

Germany

CANCELLED (DUE TO COVID-19)Music and Magic - Fishguard and West Wales International Music Festival 2020

Tuesday 28th July 2020, 11am

 

Throughout the ages, music and magic have been intrinsically linked. In this programme Palisander explore music’s historic relationship with the wider magical spectrum: including elements of mathematics, philosophy, nature, religion and the occult. The repertoire varies from surviving 13th Century hymns to new compositions for the group based on surviving melodic fragments noted by Renaissance astronomers. Alongside composers such as Hildegard von Bingen, J.S. Bach and Anthony Holborne, the programme additionally includes exciting new arrangements created by Palisander of composers rarely heard on the recorder, such as Tartini. Palisander’s imaginative staging and presentation, combined with atmospheric employment of extended techniques, creates as magical experience for the audience!

Church of the Holy Martyrs,

3 Mathry
Haverfordwest, SA62 5HA

Suzuki Summer School (programme TBC)

Thursday 30th July 2020 

A workshop with the children from the Suzuki Summer School and a concert performance by Palisander that evening. 

Malvern St James,

15 Avenue Road,
Great Malvern,
Worcestershire,  WR14 3BA

Antidotum Arachne - Beverley Recorder Summer School

Monday 3rd August 2020

with Toby Carr, lute

 

17th Century victims of venomous spider bites  were offered no medicinal cure or relief.​​​

Instead, the local musicians would work together to find a curative melody…

The members of Palisander will also lead small group playing sessions that afternoon.

Bishop Burton,

Beverley,

UK

EEEmerging+ Residency - Bauska Castle, Riga (Latvia)

10th-17th August 2020

A week of intensive coaching and rehearsals.

Emerging European Ensembles programme

EEEmerging+ concert - Riga (Latvia)

15th or 16th August 2020 (TBC)

Programme TBC

Emerging European Ensembles programme

Riga

Antidotum Arachne - Recorder Days Mechelen (Belgium)

Saturday 22nd August 2020, 8pm

with Toby Carr, lute

17th Century victims of venomous spider bites  were offered no medicinal cure or relief.​​​

Instead, the local musicians would work together to find a curative melody…

The members of Palisander will also lead small group playing sessions on the 23rd

Mechelen, Belgium

Recorder Revolution! - EEEmerging+ Festival (France)

Friday 2nd October 2020, 9:30am

The recorder has a rich history. With an amazing array of recorders from 6 inches to 6 foot tall, the ensemble presents music spanning 900 years. It includes traditional music from the British Isles, songs by kings, sparkling baroque concertos, surprising contemporary techniques and a new composition, written for the group.

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Come and discover everything you didn’t know you loved about the recorder!

Emerging European Ensembles programme

Centre culturel de rencontre d’Ambronay

Place de l’Abbaye

01500 Ambronay / France

Musical Moments - EEEmerging+ Festival conference (France)

Saturday 3rd October 2020, 5pm

Palisander will perform four short sets during the EEEmerging+ conference

Emerging European Ensembles programme

Centre culturel de rencontre d’Ambronay

Place de l’Abbaye

01500 Ambronay / France

The Enlivened Wood (TBC) - EEEmerging+ Brno (Czech Republic)

Wednesday 9th December 2020

The recorder has a rich history. With an amazing array of recorders from 6 inches to 6 foot tall, the ensemble presents music spanning 900 years. It includes traditional music from the British Isles, songs by kings, sparkling baroque concertos, surprising contemporary techniques and a new composition, written for the group.

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Come and discover everything you didn’t know you loved about the recorder!

Emerging European Ensembles programme

Brno, Czech Republic

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Past events

Double Double Toil & Trouble - St Giles' Cathedral Edinburgh

Wednesday March 4th 2020, 1.30pm 

Throughout the ages, music and magic have been intrinsically linked. In this programme Palisander explore music’s historic relationship with the wider magical spectrum: including elements of mathematics, philosophy, nature, religion and the occult.

St. Giles' Cathedral

High Street

Edinburgh 

EH1 1RE

Double Double Toil & Trouble - Newtonmore Music Club

Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 7:30pm 

Throughout the ages, music and magic have been intrinsically linked. In this programme Palisander explore music’s historic relationship with the wider magical spectrum: including elements of mathematics, philosophy, nature, religion and the occult.

St Bride's Church 

16 Church Terrace

Newtonmore

PH20 1DT

Sponsored by Tunnell Trust

Double Double Toil & Trouble - West Coast Arts (Gairloch)

Monday 2nd March 2020, 7:30pm

Throughout the ages, music and magic have been intrinsically linked. In this programme Palisander explore music’s historic relationship with the wider magical spectrum: including elements of mathematics, philosophy, nature, religion and the occult.

Aultbea Church of Scotland 

Aultbea 

Achnascheen

IV22 2JD 

Sponsored by the Tunnell Trust

Double Double Toil & Trouble - Skye Chamber Music

Sunday 1st March 2020, 7.30pm 

Throughout the ages, music and magic have been intrinsically linked. In this programme Palisander explore music’s historic relationship with the wider magical spectrum: including elements of mathematics, philosophy, nature, religion and the occult.

St Columbas Episcopal Church 

Park Road 

Portree 

The Isle of Skye 

Sponsored by the Tunnell Trust

Recorder Revolution! - The Isle of Eigg

Friday 28th February 2020 - 8pm 

​The recorder has a rich history. With an amazing array of recorders from 6 inches to 6 foot tall, the ensemble presents music spanning 900 years. It includes traditional music from the British Isles, songs by kings, sparkling baroque concertos, surprising contemporary techniques and new compositions, written for the group.

Eigg Community Hall 

The Isle of Eigg 

PH42 4RL 

Sponsored by the Tunnell Trust 

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