Asian & Baroque – Rohan de Saram, cello and Kandyan drum & Will Sleath, flute
Townshend Village Hall, Sunday 3 March 6:30pm
Tickets £11 advance / £13 door
01736 794477 / email@example.com
Townshend is on the B3280 near Leedstown. Free parking outside hall.
Rohan de Saram and Will Sleath have played and recorded together in the ensemble Dreamtiger, and have a trio with pianist Tim Carey. Their recitals in Cornwall are their first appearances as a duo.
Rohan was born in the UK to Sri Lankan parents. He studied with Barbirolli and Casals, made his Carnegie Hall concerto debut with the New York Philharmonic in 1960 and played for three decades with the Arditti Quartet. Rohan has worked with Kodály, Shostakovich, Poulenc and Walton and has had countless works written for him. His many recordings include Vivaldi's sonatas, Britten's cello suites and Mayer's Ragamalas and Prabhanda.
Will specialises in period and ethnic flutes and in contemporary music, and has worked in Sweden, Germany and Britain, including with Göttinger Symphonieorchester, Östgöta Blåsarsymfoniker, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, and in the West End production of Lion King. He has recorded for radio, TV and disc.
Asha Srinivasan – Dviraag for flute & cello (2009)
Johann Sebastian Bach – Prelude in C major for solo cello from BWV 1009 (1720)
John Mayer – Murali for alto flute & tanpura from Sri Krishna (1979)
Douglas Young – Ukusa for flute & Kandyan drum (2004)
Sri Lankan traditional – Kandyan drum improvisation
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach – Poco adagio in a minor for solo flute from Wq 132 (1747)
Francis Silkstone – Raga Duo for bass flute & cello (2009)
Michel de la Barre – Prelude & Chaconne in G major for flute & cello from Books 1 & 2 (1702/1710)
John Mayer – Ragamalas for cello & tanpura (1981)
Turkish traditional – Taksim in makam Segâh for solo alto flute
Pietro Locatelli arr Rohan de Saram – The Harmonic Labyrinth for solo cello from op. 3 (1733)
Reza Vali – Folk Songs Set No. 9 for cello & piccolo, concert, alto and bass flutes (1991)