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Ashley Solomon and Terence Charlston perform at the Collection Nov. 3
The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments presents Ashley Solomon, baroque flute, and Terence Charlston, harpsichord, on Sunday, November 3.
The concert features music from the Baroque period, including selections by Quantz (a flutist himself), J.S. Bach, and his son C.P.E Bach. Solomon and Charlston are both members of the ensemble Florilegium, one of the U.K.’s finest period instrument ensembles.
The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, one of the foremost institutions of its kind, preserves and exhibits musical instruments from antiquity to the present. Many instruments are maintained in playing condition and are featured in performances and demonstrations in the fine acoustic of the upstairs gallery, the venue for this performance.
The concert begins at 3 pm at the Collection of Musical Instruments, located at 15 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven. Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors, and $10 for students. For more information, call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158 or visit music.yale.edu.
About the Performers
Ashley Solomon is an English flautist and record player specializing in baroque and classical period performance. Mr. Solomon is the director of Florilegium, the ensemble he co-founded in 1991. Born in Sussex, Mr. Solomon won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in London, where we was awarded first class honours. He went on to complete his post-graduate studies there in 1991 with a scholarship from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust studying record with Peter Holtslag and baroque and classical flute with Lisa Beznosiuk. That same year, he won first prize in the Moeck International Recorder Completition, which earned him a solo debut recital at London’s Wigmore Hall and a recording project for Meridian Records. Mr. Solomon has performed in such prestigious venues across the world including the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), The Frick Collection (New York), Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), and the Sydney Opera House. In 1998, he was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music; in 2000, he was awarded Honorary Membership with the Royal College of Music. Much in demand as a teacher, he was appointed Head of Historical Performance at the Royal College of Music in 2006.
Terence Charlston considers himself fortunate to have developed a varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, director, teacher and academic researcher. Born in Blackpool, Lancashire, he was drawn to the sound and repertoire of old instruments, especially the harpsichord, from an early age. He took degrees in Oxford and London in organ, harpsichord and musicology. As a harpsichord and organ soloist, he has toured worldwide. His repertoire spans the 16th century to the present day, reflecting a passionate interest in keyboard music of all types and styles. He can be heard on over 70 commercial CDs playing harpsichord, organ, virginals, clavichord and fortepiano. He was a member of London Baroque from 1995 until 2007 and is a core member of the ensemble Florilegium. Terence is an important advocate of early keyboard instruments within the educational sphere and is privileged to have been given a significant role in the training of younger players. He founded the Department of Historical Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in 1995. In September 2007 he was invited to join the staff of the Royal College of Music, London, as professor of harpsichord and is International Visiting Tutor in harpsichord at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.