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From Bach to Barber. Via Brazil

November 14 @ 7:00 pm

From Bach to Barber. Via Brazil


Stratford Play House

Tuesday 14 November 2023 at 7pm

Director/Cello Matthew Barley

Tickets: £25 (under 35s £5)

About the Concert

Bach meets Brazil – a unique transatlantic journey

Renowned cellist and musical innovator Matthew Barley curates an orchestral journey like no other. Underpinned by the elemental music of J.S. Bach and connected by fragments of improvisation, this programme uncovers links between the music of Argentina, Brazil, North America and Europe.

A UK classical cellist, Matthew has been on a mission to understand and master the art of improvisation for the last 30 years, exhilarated by the fear of freedom. In the late 90’s, Matthew began to introduce improvisation into recital programmes, and fell in love with the thrill of siting in front of an expectant audience not knowing what note he would play until he played it!

John McLaughlinResolution
PiazzollaMilonga del Angel
MendezCucurrucucú Paloma
BachDurch Dein Gefängnis, Gottes Sohn (St John Passion)
Antônio Carlos JobimÁguas de Mar
Philip GlassString Quartet No. 3 ‘Mishima’
Antônio Carlos JobimSabiá
Antônio Carlos JobimMantiqueira Range
HandelConcerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 7 ii
LenineO Silêncio das Estrelas
BachAch Grosser König, Gross Zu Allen Zeiten (St John Passion)
Antônio Carlos JobimThe Girl from Ipanema
ReginaAprendendo a Jogar
BarberAdagio for Strings Op. 11
Milton NascimentoUm Girassol da Cor do Seu Cabelo

Director/Cello Matthew Barley


Date and Time

Tuesday 14 November 2023 at 7pm

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Stratford Play House, Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LU
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Other concerts at Stratford Play House:

Revolutionaries, Renegades & Visionaries– Night Owl (27/02/24)

Metamorphoses – Night Owl (19/06/24)

Matthew Barley
Matthew Barley


November 14
7:00 pm
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