Following a morning workshop session for local schools at Petworth Primary School, recorder quartet Palisander’s performance of Journey to the New World is inspired by the travels of Christopher Columbus, Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh, focusing on themes of exploration and discovery and their respective journeys to the New World. Repertoire includes music from the explorers’ native courts, pieces inspired by the sea, explorations of the music of the indigenous peoples of the Americas and works inspired by the conflicts that arose as Anglo-Spanish relations soured – music that spans over 500 years: Thomas Tallis to Vivaldi to Vaughan Williams.
Performing on a large range of Renaissance and Baroque recorders, Palisander present imaginative, historical programmes performing largely from memory on instruments ranging from a few inches to 6 feet tall.
Generously sponsored by The Anstruther Family and Kristina Byng
Palisander (photo: Esteban Lalinde)