Philippe Pierlot, bass viol
Life, death, and life: Music of Bach, Hume, Abel, Sainte Colombe, and Foccroulle
In demand around the globe as director of the Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot returns to BEMF with a rare solo recital showcasing the ethereal beauty and poetic depth of the bass viol. It has been said that no instrument can better evoke the delicate subtlety and dramatic range of the human voice than this instrument. Experience a virtuoso reading of masterworks spanning the lyrical humor and pathos of soldier/musician Tobias Hume, an arrangement of Bach’s haunting Fifth Cello Suite, and mesmerizing works by Abel, Sainte Colombe, and Foccroulle that will stir the mind and the soul.