An unmissable collaboration between three artists at the height of their careers: harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, oboist Nicholas Daniel and soprano Anna Dennis, performing new music alongside Handel and Bach.

Join a trio of exceptional artists for an inspirational new programme this Easter weekend. The three renowned musicians are also Snape Maltings regulars, having previously coached or performed here.

Nicholas Daniel OBE is one of the most dynamic oboists worldwide, and has performed and taught masterclasses as part of the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme. He is joined by Anna Dennis, a soprano with an impressive history in Modern and Baroque repertoire, including the titular character Violet, in the acclaimed opera performed at Snape Maltings in 2022. Mahan Esfahani, the acclaimed Iranian-American harpsichordist with major appearances on four continents, has previously performed and coached at Snape Maltings.

Their programme includes Love and Endings by Elena Langer, and Haiku 2: Insects by Michael Berkeley which is a Britten Pears Arts commission written for Mahan Esfahani, premiering this evening.

Oboe Sonata in C minor (10)
Elena Langer:
Love and Endings (14)
Sven-Ingo Koch:
Die Frage nach der Dinglichkeit (6)
JS Bach:
'Stumme Seufzer, stille Klagen', from Cantata 199: Mein Herze schwimmt in Blut (5)
JS Bach:
'Ruhet hie, matte Töne', from Cantata 210: O holder Tag (7)
Michael Berkeley:
Haiku 2: Insects, world premiere, Britten Pears Arts commission (15)
Michael Berkeley:
Snake (4)
Two songs from Nine German Arias: Flammende Rose (6), and Süsse Stille (7)

Mahan Esfahani harpsichord
Anna Dennis
Nicholas Daniel

Elena Langer's Love & Endings was commissioned by Tom Southern in memory of Gordon Crosse 1937–2021

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