This concert was problematic. The initial part was comprised of early baroque French music for viol played beautifully by Hile Perl with Lee Santana at the theorbo. Perl playing was not on the most common French viola da gamba tradition (like Savall or Pandolfo) but more in Enlish clean style, with no so misty articulations and dynamics. It was a very interesting approach. However at the middle of the recital Lee Santana took the electric guitar to switch to contemporary repertoire.
This concert was a lovely collaboration between the Royal College of Music and the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg bringing together students from both institutions. The programme was entirely devoted to Telemann music. The ensemble shaped its size from small to large scale, having professor Ashley Solomon as conductor only for the later. The concert opened with the Overture-Suite TVW 55:E3 that was very well played with professor Solomon conducting and playing the flute a couple of times.