Friday 2nd March 2018, 7.30pm
with narrator Paul Copley
Asako Morikawa, Reiko Ichnise, Sam Stadlen, Emily Ashton, Richard Boothby viols
'The World encompassed' : Sir Francis Drake's Circumnavigation of the Globe
Described by the critic of the London Evening Standard as
the finest viol consort on the planet few ensembles can match the range of Fretwork's repertory spanning, as it does, the first printed music of 1501 in Venice to new music commissioned by the group. The breadth of the repertoire has taken them all over the world in the 25 years since their debut and their recordings of the classic English viol repertory - Purcell, Gibbons, Lawes and Byrd - have become the benchmark by which others are judged. The consort has recently been awarded the RPO Music Ensemble Award.