Songs without Words

30th September 2013

Virtuoso recorder player, Erik Bosgraaf, joins Aurora in the music of Bach, Berio and the world premiere of Anna Meredith’s ‘Origami Songs’.

Established as one of the world’s most gifted recorder players, Erik Bosgraaf’s richly varied musical background – including a period spent playing in a rock band – underpins his omnivorous approach to music-making. This adventurousness and versatility make him a natural partner for Aurora Orchestra, which has built its reputation on musical eclecticism and collaboration across artistic frontiers. The result of their partnership is a truly unique Bach Unwrapped programme which includes two ravishing concerti, new Bach chorale transcriptions created by Bosgraaf (including O Mensch Bewein dein Sünde gross featured in the above video), and the world premiere performance of Origami Songs – a new work for chamber orchestra and recorder by Anna Meredith, one of the UK’s most celebrated young composers. Also featuring special guest Mahan Esfahani(harpsichord).


JS Bach
Concerto in D BWV 1053

JS Bach
Concerto in D minor BWV 1059

JS Bach
Sonata in E BWV 1035

JS Bach arr. Erik Bosgraaf
Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier BWV 731

JS Bach arr. Erik Bosgraaf
O Mensch Bewein dein Sunde gross BWV 622

Luciano Berio

Luciano Berio

Anna Meredith
Origami Songs (world premiere)


Erik Bosgraaf (recorder)
Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)
Principal players of Aurora Orchestra

Tickets from £9.50 available from the Kings Place website.

Concert supported by the Borletti-Buitoni Trust.
Part of the Kings Place Bach Unwrapped Series.

Why not download the concert flyer to have a go at making our origami swan!