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!
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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.
We have combed through the ashes of the Thirty Years’ War to find some of the most beautiful instrumental music written in the Holy Roman Empire for our final Melbourne Recital Centre performance this year. It’s going to be gorgeous, don’t miss it! Bookings
Our next performance will be Sunday 19 August
, 2pm, with a celebration of the magnificent music of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries Erlebach, Becker and Buxtehude,
at the beautiful German Trinity Church. Don’t miss it!
German Church, 22 Parliament Place, East Melbourne
Tickets $35/$25, Book Tickets
Coming up on August 8, 7pm is the second of our Melbourne Recital Centre concerts for the year, and we are voyaging to mid-17th-century Europe, where the Barbarini family were bad, dangerous to know, and one of the most powerful families on the continent. From its ranks came patricians, a pope and a penchant for musical patronage that was on show both at home in Rome and in Parisian exile. Including works by Kapsberger, Galilei, Landi and Lambert, drawn from a world of luxury, excess and corruption, Exile is a seductive demonstration of the sort of music that can be bought when money is no object.
Wednesday May 30 saw Latitude 37 give a concert in the Ballroom at Melbourne’s Government House for Chamber Music Australia – a truly beautiful venue for a baroque concert. A big thank you to CMA for giving us such a special opportunity.
Saturday May 26, 8pm
Cowen Gallery, State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St, Melbourne
An exploration of the figure of the Turk in Baroque music, including works by Marin Marais, Francois Couperin, Jean-Baptiste Lully and Jean-Philippe Rameau as well as dances from Ottoman Europe. A part of the “Love and Devotion: from Persia and beyond” exhibition of Persian manuscripts at the State Library of Victoria. With guest artist Matt Stonehouse (percussion).
Our next concert for 2012 will be our first performance in Canberra, at the National Gallery of Australia. As an event accompanying the NGA’s wonderful current exhibition of Renaissance paintings from Bergamo and surrounds, our concert “La Bergamasca” will present a programme of fabulous 17th century Italian gems. If you can’t be there to hear us in person, then tune in to ABC Classic FM to hear the concert broadcast live.
La Bergamasca: Saturday 31 March, 7 pm, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
Abendmusik – The Splendour of the German Baroque
Wednesday 4 January, 7pm, St Peter’s Anglican Church, Queen St, Mornington
We welcome 2012 with a return to the wonderful Peninsula Summer Music Festival on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. While Julia takes a well-earned short break from performing for this concert while she looks after her new daughter Mina, Latitude 37 welcomes guest artists Simon Martyn Ellis (theorbo) and Laura Moore (treble viol) as well as vocalists Siobhán Stagg (soprano), German alto Dorothee Merkel, Robert MacFarlane (tenor) and Nick Dinopoulos (bass-baritone) for this performance in the Northern German tradition of Abendmusik – evening music for the people. Be swept away by this atmospheric candlelit concert for voices and instruments including works by Buxtehude, JC Bach, Schmelzer and JS Bach’s beloved motet Jesu, meine freude BWV227.
Tickets: $48/$42, Bookings (03) 9784 1060