Get ready for a musical journey back in time to the Renaissance era with this morning’s coffee concert. The spotlight is on the lutanist and composer John Dowland, who once played for the courts of King Christian IV of Denmark and King James I of England. You’ll hear some of Dowland’s original works, alongside pieces from two British composers who were inspired by his songs: Thomas Adés and Benjamin Britten. Adés’ ‘Darknesse Visible’ is a mind-blowing explosion of Dowland’s ‘In Darknesse Let Mee Dwell’, while Britten has written multiple works based on Dowland’s music.
The concert also features a piece by Dowland’s Renaissance contemporary Orlande de Lassus, and a special string quartet arrangement of ‘Come Heavy Sleep’ by our very own resident musician, Sini Simonen. Don’t miss out on this unique musical experience.
The Crown Hotel, Harrogate, HG1 2RZ.
Seating is unreserved and Friends of the Festival will have priority entry.
There is limited parking at the Crown Hotel. On street parking is available nearby.