Next Concert – Telemann in the Limelight

The final concert in our Melbourne Recital Centre series for 2014 is a rare opportunity to hear a programme devoted to the brilliant but sometimes overlooked composer Georg Telemann.  We welcome special guest artist Lucinda Moon (violin) for this programme.

Latitude 37 at Hobart Baroque

We’re all set to cross the Tasman for two exciting events in the Hobart Baroque festival.

  • 8pm Tuesday April 1 – Class of 1685
    Hobart Town Hall
    Find out what made this such a good year in a programme celebrating the works of J. S. Bach, Handel and Scarlatti plus some of the contemporary music that made them tick.
  • 6.30pm Saturday April 5 – Ottoman Feast
    Nolan Gallery & The Void at MONA
    We’re excited to be at MONA for this lavish Ottoman banquet, where we will be providing exotic music from the Ottoman Empire with guest artists Matt Stonehouse (percussion), Yuval Ashkar (oud) and Salih Resitoglou (kanun)

Next Concert: Across the Channel

This weekend we will be presenting a programme of music from both sides of the English Channel in the historic Kew Courthouse.  Music by Marais, Rebel, Simpson and Dowland plus Renaissance folk ditties from both England and France.

2pm Sunday March 16
Kew Courthouse, 188 High St, Kew
more info and booking HERE 

A Baroque Rackett at Cloudehill!

Our next concert sees us return to the beautiful gardens of Cloudehill, Olinda with our favourite great bass rackett player, Simon Rickard. We’ll play some tunes from our newest CD Empires as well as some fabulously fun Italian sonatas.

The concert will begin at dusk at Cloudehill, 89 Olinda Rd, Olinda on
Saturday February 22
Call 9751 1009 for bookings


We are very excited to see the release of our second CD entitled Empires on the ABC Classics label. Our new CD juxtaposes the music of the Holy Roman Empire with the music of the neighbouring Ottoman Empire, including some catchy dance tunes from Slovakia, Moldavia and Croatia, as well as some real gems of the German Baroque. We were joined by a host of guest artists playing all sorts of interesting instruments, for an entirely new sound, but you’ll have to buy it to find out!

It is available at the ABC Shop and on iTunes.

Hobart Baroque

After finishing our recording sessions for our next CD on Tuesday last week, we are now in preparation for our next concert across the straight in Hobart, for the brand new festival called Hobart Baroque. We are presenting a recital of French music as part of the festival with a program called Sonnerie - taking you back to the streets and salons of pre-revolution Paris. Music by Marais, Rameau, Couperin and Leclair, as well as some popular tunes from the city’s streets and the mesmerizing ringing of the bells of St Genevieve. Come along to the opulent setting of the Hobart Town Hall for an evening of French decadence.

7pm Monday 15 April

Bookings through the Theatre Royal

Enquires +61 3 6233 2299 or

Empire of the West

Coming up next for Latitude 37 is the first of our Melbourne Recital Centre Subscription concerts in which we explore music from the Empire of the West. We’ll present several beautiful 17th century German trio sonatas by Buxtehude and Becker – some of our best loved core repertoire – and blend these with music from Spain by Ortiz, Ribayaz and Cabanilles.  We’re so looking forward to it!

Now’s the perfect time to get yourself a bargain by snapping up a subscription for all three concerts HERE





Coming up: Sunday Live at 3pm, Sunday December 16

Our next performance can be heard live all over Australia as we present an exciting programme of Baroque music inspired by the Ottoman Empire, with guest percussionist Matt Stonehouse. Come along in person to the Iwaki Auditorium in Melbourne or tune in to ABC Classic FM.