The Lute Society: Lute in Lockdown Calendar

The Lute in Lockdown: a Calendar

The widespread lockdown and social distancing we are all experiencing in 2020 has had a big impact on the availability of live concerts and events we can attend. Many musicians are turning to technology as a way to reach audiences in a new way.

On this page we are collating a list of upcoming live events featuring the lute.

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May 2020

3-May-2020: Academy of Ancient Music with Thomas Dunford - "AAM brings the music to you, with #StreamingSundays – on-demand HD streams of Academy of Ancient Music concerts, direct from YouTube , each Sunday from 3pm. Tomorrow afternoon we're delighted to bring you The Art of the Lute, a programme built around lutenist Thomas Dunford. One of early music’s brightest stars, Dunford’s compelling, charismatic musicianship and exceptional technique has brought him countless accolades and collaborations with Iestyn Davies, Nicola Benedetti, Anne-Sophie von Otter, and Trevor Pinnock among other highlights. Thomas Dunford's concert at 3pm with AAM showcases the lute’s attributes as a solo instrument with the the music of J.S. Bach, Buxtehude and Vivaldi, culminating in the latter’s glorious Concerto for Lute in D, RV93. Revel in this repertoire with one of the instrument’s most acclaimed interpreters, whom BBC Music Magazine crowned ‘the Eric Clapton of the lute’ following the launch of Dunford’s debut album release in 2013. With his fleet fingers, glowing tone and natural abilities as a communicator, this performance is one you won't want to miss." PDF Programme

May-2020: Lynda Sayce, Lute Roadshow - Lynda Sayce writes: "I am delighted to announce that a short video version of my ‘lute roadshow’ concert programme is now online, graciously supported by the lovely folks at Angel Early Music." The link is here: