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The Infernal Machine

May 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

An Orchestra of the Swan Night Owl concert - The Infernal Machine in Coventry, Birmingham and Strtaford-upon-Avon
The Infernal Machine - This concert explores the harpsichord. A Night Owl concert by Orchestra of the Swan

The Swan Night Owl: Drapers’ Hall, Coventry

The Infernal Machine

Thursday 26 May 2022: 7.30 pm 
Drapers’ Hall, Coventry Bayley Lane, Coventry, CV1 5RN

Tickets: £16:50, £8 (Concessions) and £10 (Family)

About the Concert

Although Sir Thomas Beecham likened the sound of a harpsichord to “two skeletons copulating on a tin roof” there is no denying its indispensable role in the history of music.

This concert explores the harpsichord in all its guises from its supporting role as a continuo instrument in the Biber and the Bach to its place in the spotlight as a solo instrument in the Scarlatti, Couperin and De Falla. An illuminating performance featuring baroque specialist, jazz musician and composer David Gordon.

This programme will also include a new commission by Tom Williams called ‘As Soon As Dawn Appears.”

Date and Time

Thursday 26 May 2022: 7.30 pm 
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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Drapers’ Hall, Coventry Bayley Lane, Coventry, CV1 5RN
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You can also see this concert at:
De FallaConcerto for Harpsichord
BiberSonata Representativa
Brandenburg Concerto No.5
The BeatlesWithin You Without You
Tom WilliamsAs Soon As Dawn Appears
HarpsichordDavid Gordon
David Gordon
David Gordon, Harpsichord
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May 26
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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