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15 July, 7:30 pm, Earl's Court Festival, St Cuthbert's Church, 50 Philbeach Gardens , London SW5 9EB. Tel: 0207 370 0015;

Earl’s Court Baroque
Žak Ozmo Director

Esther Levin, soprano
A Venetian Entertainment in London
“When I think of a word to replace that of music, I can think only of Venice .” Nietzsche

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, music from Venice inspired and delighted the whole of Europe . Venetian-style masquerade balls, especially, were all the rage in Count Heidegger’s eighteenth-century high society London. Earl’s Court Baroque presents a programme of entertaining, imaginative, and uncommonly beautiful works by Venetian masters Vivaldi, Marini, Uccelini, and Castello, as well as forgotten English works associated with the fashion for Venice in 18th-century London. The ensemble is led by Žak Ozmo, specialist on early plucked instruments, and is joined on this occasion by international soprano Esther Levin.
Doors open: 7:00pm. Starts: 7:30pm
Complimentary refreshments included.
Tickets: £10 (£6 concs)
Advanced bookings at: or call: 0207 370 0015
Earl’s Court Baroque:


The new lute ensemble Chordophony, directed by Lynda Sayce, makes its debut at the York Early Music Festival on Friday 4th July, 10pm, with a late-night candlelit concert in St Margaret's Church, Walmgate, York.'For life, faith or fortune: musicians in exile'. Music by Dowland, Vallet, Bull, Phillips, Castaldi and Kapsberger, played on the only complete, matched consort of renaissance lutes in the world. Box office 01904 658338 or book online at
Also Chordophony's new website has just gone live. Do pay a visit!


Dear all,
I am performing in a number of concerts in July with medieval group Joglaresa -
The concerts, entitled 'Exstastis' feature a programme of Arabic, Jewish and Christian song and will take place in York, Buxton and London (free!). Please do come along if you can.
York Early Music Festival Family Concert 12 July 2008, 11.00am – 12 noon Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate

Tickets Adult: £10.00 Concession: £8.00 Student: £3.50

York Early Music Festival 12 July 2008, 9.30pm – 10.30pm St Olave's Church,

MarygateTickets Adult: £20.00 Concession: £15.00
Buxton Festival 19 July 2008, 3pm Tideswell ChurchTickets £16
National Theatre Outdoor Festival: Watch This Space, London 31 July 20081.15 – 2.15 National Theatre South Bank, London SE1 9PX FREE
All best wishes

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