Recorder duo to perform baroque classics on Wednesday
May 28, 2012
A pair of recorder virtuosos will be performing at Wokingham Town Hall this week.
Peter Wells and Maria Sanger are appearing at the hall in Market Place as part of its baroque music seasons on Wednesday, May 30, at 8pm.
Peter and Maria play hand-carved wooden instruments by some of the finest makers in the world.
Mr Well said: “Making one of these instruments takes months and learning to play it properly takes years. It’s as challenging and rewarding as any other woodwind instrument. People who have only heard the instrument played in the classroom can’t believe what it’s capable of. We like to think that our shows turn sceptics into converts!”
Mr Wells studied the recorder in New Zealand and in The Netherlands and has performed in countries from Canada to The Czech Republic. He has written numerous articles on the music and history of the recorder and has performed and broadcast all over the world.
Maria Sanger studied music at University College, Cardiff and Trinity College of Music, where she studied with Philip Thorby. She performs with the early music and drama ensemble Punchinello and the baroque ensemble Pellegrina, and has a flourishing teaching practice.
The concert will be accompanied on the harpsichord by the artistic director of the town hall concert series, Richard Smith.
Tickets cost £12.50 and are available from Wokingham Library in Denmark Street, online from www.wokinghamconcerts.co.uk or on the door. The last concert in the series is on June 27, when Mr Smith will be playing JS Bach’s favourite keyboard instrument, the clavichord.