16.01.13 7:30pm, Symphony Center, Chicago, 60604; Regular $35 Senior $30 Student $15
At these concerts, British virtuoso recorder player Piers Adams will join Baroque Band for a whirlwind program of tempestuous recorder concertos by Vivaldi, Albinoni, and Telemann, including Vivaldi’s famous “La Tempesta” concerto.
Known as the “modern-day Pied Piper,” Adams is regarded by many to be the greatest recorder player of our time. Stylistically unique and unbounded by historical preconceptions, he coaxes truly extraordinary sounds from his simple recorders. He has thrilled, charmed and transported listeners throughout the world, attracting the highest acclaim from audiences and the international music press. Adams’s performing career has taken him around the globe as soloist with orchestras including the BBC Symphony, the Philharmonia, The Academy of Ancient Music, Guildhall Strings, the English Sinfonia, and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra among many others. He is a member of the dazzling ensemble “Red Priest,” with whom he has won numerous awards for his recordings.