Ricerc r
Consort: For Dystracted Times

English music for viola da gamba
Salle de Musique de Chambre
members of the Ricercar Consort standing in front of a wall
©: Ricercar Consort –

What you'll hear and see

The music

  • Charles Coleman Fantasia a 6
  • William Lawes Pavan in g Fantasia In Nomine Ayre in c Fantasia (Trios for 3 lyra viols) Pavan (Trios for 3 lyra viols) Almaine (Trios for 3 lyra viols) Humour (Trios for 3 lyra viols)
  • John Ward Fantasia a 5 «La rondinella» Fantasia a 5 «Dolce languir» Fantasia a 5 «Cor mio»
  • John Jenkins Pavan and Air Fantasia Almain Coranto
  • Matthew Locke Fantasy Courant Ayre Saraband a 4
  • Thomas Brewer Fantasia a 4
  • Thomas Tomkins A Sad Paven for these Distracted Tymes

The artists

  • Ricercar Consort – Philippe Pierlot
  • Jan Willem Jansen organ

While they toured for the first time with Johann Sebastian Bach’s Musical Offering,

it is no less precious an offering that the Ricercar Consort have in store for the Philharmonie audience this time, with an evening devoted entirely to 17th-century British music for the viola da gamba. Conducted from his instrument by founder and artistic director Philippe Pierlot, six gambists will be exploring this little-known repertoire, giving expression to the name of their ensemble, «Ricercar» («to seek») as they pursue the remembrance of things past.


  • Cat. I 38 €
  • Cat. II 26 €
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  • Date Wednesday 02.04.25
  • Time 19:30
  • Duration 70' including a break
  • Venue Salle de Musique de Chambre
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