We are really looking forward to presenting this program of High Baroque music from Germany. For this, the second in our series based around the great JS Bach, we explore some of his wonderful chamber sonatas as well as pieces written by contemporary composers whom he admired including Handel, Buxtehude, Erlebach and Georg Philipp Telemann. It is such a joy to be playing this stunning repertoire in the intimate surroundings of the Salon at the Melbourne Recital Centre. There aren’t many tickets left, so get in quick to avoid disappointment!
Tuesday 14th June 2016 6pm
Melbourne Recital Centre
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We are thrilled to be presenting a program of French baroque music in the beautiful surrounds of Healesville. Our program for this occasion features not only the music from the 18th century court of Versailles but also the popular tunes that were well known on the streets of Paris in pre-revolutionary France. Featuring folk music that you have definitely heard (in fact one of the most famous tunes that you never knew was French!) alongside works by Rameau, Rebel and Couperin, as well as the popular favourite, the Sonnerie of Saint Geneviève du Mont by Marin Marais, we are sure you will enjoy this program of refinement, beauty, and just a bit of fun! We look forward to seeing you there!
The Memo, Healesville
Healesville Memorial Hall
235 Maroondah Hwy
Sun 8 MAY – 2PM
Pre-Show Talk – 1PM (FREE)
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For more information please visit the Yarra Ranges website
For the past 10 years we’ve presented our concerts on the smell of an oily rag, so for the first time ever, we are calling on donors to support our 2016 series at the MRC. We have launched a campaign with the Australian Cultural Fund to help us manage the cost of the larger ensembles required for the series, to enable us to present programs more ambitious in scale than previous years and thus working towards expanding our presence in Victoria and Australia. This is a key development for us now that our reputation is growing after three acclaimed commercial CD releases. Therefore, we are requesting extra support from you, our followers and friends, so that we can meet our costs in supplying musicians of the highest quality to Melbourne audiences at the Recital Centre. $300 would cover an interstate airfare for a musician, $1000 would sponsor one of the core members of the group, and $3000 would cover the cost of one of the concerts. In any case, every little bit counts, and we really do appreciate your support in bringing these programs to fruition.
Donations over $2 are tax deductible. Donations can be made at the Australian Cultural Fund by clicking here.
We are thrilled to have received 5 stars in the first review of our latest CD, Royal Consorts, from Limelight Magazine. You can read the review here or go to the discography page on our website and have a read there. Whilst you are there, you can read some reviews of our other CD’s too! They are all available online at the ABC Shop, or on iTunes.
We are thrilled to announce our 2016 concert series at the Melbourne Recital Centre. We will once again be part of the Local Heroes series, and we are presenting three programs around J.S Bach and the world around him, including works by his ancestors, his contemporaries and his sons. Now is your opportunity to pick up a subscription to all three of our Melbourne concerts. Please click here for information and bookings. Get in quick, because the first concert of the year is selling fast!
We are reallly excited to be part of the 2016 Peninsula Summer Music Festival in January where we will be presenting music from our brand new CD released last month on ABC Classics.
Delve into the world of 17th-century England, with music written for kings and nobles during the tumult of the Civil War, tunes which reverberated in town houses and taverns throughout the country.
Performing on instruments that the composers themselves would have known, Baroque trio Latitude 37 bring to life the music of the English Civil War. Featuring works by Jenkins, Dowland and Simpson plus renditions of popular 17th century English tunes such as Greensleeves and John Come Kiss me Now.
Bookings and information
5pm Tuesday January 5
St Peters Catholic Church
Byrnes Rd, Shoreham
Come along and hear us in a broadcast live from the NGV next Saturday December the 5th between 10am and 12pm!
Mairi Nicolson will be joined by some ABC Classic FM’s favourite musicians, including ARIA award winning pianist Tamara Anna Cislowska, the Grigoryan brothers, Latitude 37 and Teddy Tahu Rhodes.
The festive fun will be at the National Gallery of Victoria on December 5 from 10am.
Audience members do not require a ticket – this is a free event.
If you’re in Melbourne we’d love to see you there!
We are thrilled to announce release of our latest CD with ABC Classics, Royal Consorts. Featuring absolutely gorgeous music from 17th century England. Available from your local ABC Shop or online.
Our next concert sees us welcome special guest artists Anna Sandstrom (soprano) and Matthew Manchester (cornetto) for our final concert at the Melbourne Recital Centre for 2015. In a programme that explores the dichotomy early 17th century Italy, including the emotionally devout music of one of Italy’s rarely heard composers, Nicolo Corradini, and the music of Barbara Strozzi, one of Venice’s most famous courtesans, don’t miss this beautiful and unusual programme.
Corradini & the Courtesan
Tuesday 8 September 2015 6pm
Melbourne Recital Centre
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We are honoured to have had the privilege to perform the complete Rosary Sonatas by Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber in April at the inaugural Brisbane Baroque festival. Congratulations to our violinist Julia Fredersdorff for so beautifully completing this special and spiritual musical marathon! A recording of the performance will be broadcast on ABC Classic FM on Monday May 4 at 8.30pm.