Duo tune up for con­cert

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THE Totnes Early Mu­sic So­ci­ety wel­comes Steven Devine and Kate Sem­mens to the town’s united Free Church on Fri­day.

Steven is known to many lo­cal peo­ple through his var­i­ous roles as a per­former, con­duc­tor and tu­tor at the Dart­ing­ton Sum­mer School. He is the co-prin­ci­pal key­board player with the Or­ches­tra of the Age of En­light­en­ment, made his Lon­don con­duct­ing de­but in 2002 at the Royal Al­bert Hall, where he reg­u­larly per­forms, and has recorded over 30 discs in­clud­ing six solo record­ings.

So­prano Kate has also been in­volved at the sum­mer school at Dart­ing­ton and has sung and recorded with the Mon­teverdi Choir, Gabrieli and Dunedin Con­sorts, and Eric Whi­tacre Singers, as well as per­form­ing a host of oper­atic roles.

At the heart of their pro­gramme is a copy of a Vi­en­nese fortepi­ano built by Matth­eas Heil­mann in 1785, ex­actly the kind of in­stru­ment that Mozart and Haydn would have known.

Steven and Kate’s con­cert, O Tune­ful

Voice, will in­clude songs by both Mozart and Haydn, as well as

Mozart’s Pi­ano Sonata in A Mi­nor and Haydn’s

E Mi­nor Pi­ano Sonata. It con­cludes with Haydn’s dra­matic Ari­anna a

Naxos. For tick­ets visit tot­ne­sear­ly­mu­sic.org.uk

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