Strawberry Fields is a joyous feast of rustic dances from the 18th century. Featuring Ruckus’ dazzling arrangements of Ignatius Sancho’s 12 Country Dances for the year 1779 and the evergreen trio sonatas of George Frederic Handel, this program will have audiences craving to get on their feet. The program features soloists Rachell Ellen Wong (violin), and Emi Ferguson (flute).
Available: through 2023-24
A collaboration with flutist Emi Ferguson, Fly the Coop is a joyous, kaleidoscopic romp through some of Bach’s most playful and transcendent works. The program features new arrangements of Bach’s Flute Sonatas and Keyboard Preludes, orchestrated for baroque flute and the forces of Ruckus that include theorbos, baroque guitars, baroque bassoon, cello, viola da gamba, harpsichord, organ, bass, and the occasional banjo.
Emi Ferguson and Ruckus reimagine the music of Georg Philipp Telemann and György Ligeti. Microcosms features Ligeti's Musica Ricerata, a 25-minute monument of varied, miniature structures, and Telemann's Fantasias for Flute without Bass , a Baroque landmark with crystalline precision paralleling the Ligeti.