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Dunedin Consort

A new Monteverdi discovery
Saturday 5 August 2017
The Queen's Hall

Edinburgh’s own Dunedin Consort, under scholar and charismatic director John Butt, is fast becoming one of the UK’s most respected early music groups, renowned for its vivid, passionate performances that crackle with energy.

They bring a sense of enormous excitement to the launch of the 2017 Queen’s Hall concerts – with the modern-day premiere of a recently rediscovered work by Claudio Monteverdi and Heinrich Schütz.

Combattimento is German composer Schütz’s transcription of Monteverdi’s bewitching Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, a remarkably expressive mini-opera in which a Christian knight from the Crusades mistakenly kills the Saracen woman he loves.

Joined by two masterful young soloists, Butt and the Dunedin players pair this electrifying new discovery with scintillating gems by Monteverdi, Schütz and Buxtehude.

This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3


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  • Running time: 
    1hr 45mins approx (one interval)

Venue

The Queen's Hall

85-89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh
EH8 9JG

Supported by

The Pirie Rankin Charitable Trust

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John Butt Director / Harpsichord

Sophie Bevan Soprano
Nicholas Mulroy Tenor
Gwilym Bowen Tenor 


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John Butt
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Tickets

Centre Stalls: £32.50
Rear stalls: £28.50 £12 £9
Side stalls: £28.50 £23 £20 £9
Centre gallery: £32.50 £28.50 £23
Side gallery: £23 £12 £9

Current discounts

Students: 30% OFF
Senior citizens: 30% OFF
Unemployed: 30% OFF
BECTU, Equity, MU: 30% OFF
Under 18s: 50% OFF
Young Scot cardholders: 50% OFF