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Mahan Esfahani

Thursday 23 May, 8.00pm

Octagon Chapel

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Tickets: £7.50 - £22.00

Dieterich Buxtehude La Capricciosa

Kaija Saariaho Le Jardin Secret II

Marcus Rock New Work (World Premiere. A Norfolk & Norwich Festival commission)

Jean-Phillipe Rameau Suite in A Minor RCT 5


Mahan Esfahani kicks off his Festival residency with a solo programme featuring two war-horse works of the harpsichord repertoire. Rameau’s Suite in A Minor is comprised of lively, intricate dance movements, and culminates in a stately Gavotte and variations of ever-more virtuosic demands. Buxtehude’s La Capricciosa, an Aria and series of thirty-two variations (and a possible model for Bach’s Goldberg Variations), abounds with drama and imagination, brought to life on Esfahani’s own specially-commissioned instrument boasting rare depth and power.  

Kaija Saariaho’s Jardin Secret II combines live amplified harpsichord with unnerving, otherworldly early computer-generated sounds, and a new work written for Esfahani by young British composer Marcus Rock receives its world premiere. 



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Venue: Octagon Chapel

Duration: 2hrs

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23 May

08:00 pm

£7.50 - £22.00

With thanks to Director’s Circle Supporters Julia Leach & Patrick Smith


Masthead image: Mahan Esfahani, Kaja Smith

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