The enterprising folk at Brighton Early Music Festival ( BREMF ) are back with five concerts to brighten the dismal autumn.
Their Myths and Legends season starts on 20 October with a nod to James Bond in its I, Spie concert. It’s the story of John Dowland as he combines his life as a court musician/composer with the Elizabethan espionage underworld. It’s a concert-play by Clare Norburn, with Elizabethan tavern, street and country music.
Myths and Legends of Antiquity – Canzona – is a concert of elegant baroque music by Rameau, Clerambault, Marais and Leclair. It’s on 22 October.
23 October is the date for BREMF-Live! Showcase. It presents a platform for emerging talent, part of the Festival’s young artist scheme.
And finally on 24 October there’s Five Marian Legends. The marvellous group Joglaresa give us an evening of castigas – based on poems telling of the weird and wonderful miracles performed by the Virgin Mary.
And look out for Scene’s reviews of the concerts