Kathryn Bennetts and Peter Bowman
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Sunday 16th December
to celebrate the festive season including
cantatas for Advent by Telemann (1681-1767)
8th March 2019
International Women’s Day
Come to St Peter and St Paul Tonbridge for 1.00pm
23 March 2019
7.30pm Tudeley Church
Sunday October 14th, 3.00pm
at St Saviour's Church, Dry Hill Park Crescent, Tonbridge
Kathryn presented a programme of new music for
recorder with first performances of works by
Lauren Redhead, Robert McCauley and
The programme also included works by
Juan Manuel Abras, Betty Beath, Andrea Keller,
Carleton Macy, Elis Pehkonen, and Francois Rossé.
'Of Love and Desire’
A programme of songs and instrumental pieces
with works by Copland, Debussy and Ibert
Elin Harries - soprano,
Kathryn Bennetts - recorder
William Summers - flute and recorder.
A Baroque Bouquet
A concert of chamber music to include works by
Telemann, Handel, Couperin and CPE Bach
Kathryn Bennetts – Recorder
Yeo Yat-Soon – Harpsichord
Ibrahim Aziz – Viola da Gamba
Tickets: £12.50 (£5 for students)
Saturday 24 June 2017 at 7.30pmat All Saint's Church, Tudeley, Tonbridge, Kent
Kathryn Bennetts (Recorder) and Yeo Yat-Soon (Harpsichord)
A concert of Fantasias and Sonatas to mark the 250th anniversary of the death of Georg Philipp Telemann held in this rural church in the heart of Kent made famous throughout the world for its exceptional stained glass windows by Marc Chagall, which were designed and installed over a period of nearly 20 years between 1967 and 1985.
19th March 2017 at 3.00pm atSt Saviour's Church, Dry Hill Park Crescent, Tonbridge
Kathryn presented a recital of Fantasies by Telemanninterspersed withYun's Chinese Pictures
General comments about the Michael Wolter's CDKathryn and Peter Play the Recorder:
“Kathryn and Peter Play the Recorder” offers a lovely sound-world in which to get lost."
"teasing, characterful works."
About She Stays and My Own Step-song:
Stays is a
kaleidoscopic pas de deux, the two recorders curling around each
other serpent-like, whilst My Own Step-song is a tense,
expostulatory recital spotlighting Purkis that uses harpsichord and
recorders, again exploiting the fruitful contrast of diatonic sequences
and curving, sighing microtones above them, to frame and qualify the
singer’s anxious verses.
About "Kathryn und Peter durchqueren die Antarktis":
"austere and still"; "Bennetts and Bowman’s playing is delicate and mesmerizing throughout.”
The CD Kathryn and Peter Play the Recorderis available from either of us, cost £10. Individual tracks can be purchased online from the Birmingham Record Company by clicking here
"The recorder-playing throughout the evening displayed musicianship and virtuosity of the highest order along with the adventurous and challenging programming we have learned to expect from this outstanding duo. I came away with a sense of privilege at having been present at the first performance of (Gavin Bryars') Two Lines"
The Recorder Magazine, Autumn 2007
Kathryn Bennetts and Peter Bowman are the UK’s leading recorder duo. Together they have commissioned and given first performances of many works creating an entirely new repertoire for the genre of recorder duo. A particular focus of the duo has been the use of microtonality and projects to extend this work have included ‘The Quarter-tone Recorder Manual’ (Moeck Ed. 2084), a CD of Donald Bousted’s quarter-tonal tour de force ‘Journey Among Travellers’ (1998) and a DVD of the radio opera from 2005, Kathryn und Peter Durchqueren die Antarktis (‘Kathryn and Peter Cross Antarctica’) by Michael Wolters and Marcus Dross.The initial work to develop dedicated fingerings for quarter-tones on the recorder has been adapted over the last fifteen years for other microtonal possibilities: third-, sixth- and eighth-tones. Regular performances and radio broadcasts have enabled their work to be heard throughout the UK, Europe and the USA.
Peter in Performance
The Quarter-Tone Recorder Manual, written in 1997 in collaboration with composer Donald Bousted, is now 20 years old! It was published by Moeck in 1998
Detail from Church window by Marc
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