2011 Concert Archive

Here are the concerts that we gave during 2011:


Stile Moderno
Wednesday 5 January 2011 @ 6.30pm
St John’s Anglican Church
King St, Flinders

A stunning programme of masterpieces from the avant-garde of 17th century Italy with guests Siobhan Stagg (soprano) and Simon Martyn-Ellis (theorbo and guitar). The highly expressive new “modern style” which emerged in Italy in the early 1600ʼs aimed to excite the passions of the listener through virtuosic solos, dramatic contrasts and daring improvisations.

Tickets: $50/$45 Bookings: Frankston Arts Centre Box Office 9784 1060 or online at www.peninsulafestival.com.au


From the Highest Spheres – Salon Subscription Concert 1
Monday 4 April 2011 @ 6pm
The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre
Cnr Southbank Boulevard and Sturt St, Melbourne.

Featuring music of 17th century Italy and Spain, this programme explores the virtuoso musical style that took Europe by storm.  Passionate, virtuosic and free, it allows the musicians freedom to improvise and explore the extreme outer limits of their instruments.  With the haunting colours of the exotic lirone, songs which are by turn joyful and tragic plus Latitude 37’s own original diminutions, this is a programme of a nature that is rarely heard.  With guest artists Greta Bradman (soprano) and Simon Martyn-Ellis (theorbo & baroque guitar).
Tickets: $35/$25, 3 concert subs: $87/$63
Bookings (03) 9699 3333 or online at www.melbournerecital.com.au


Baroque à la Carte at The Vines of Red Hill
Saturday 23 July 2011 @ 6.30pm and Sunday 24 July @ 12.00pm
Vines of Red Hill Restaurant & Vineyard
150 Red Hill Rd, Red Hill

Latitude 37 continues its ongoing partnership with Chef James Redfern in a unique culinary and musical experience. Indulge in a four-course gourmet meal with matching wines but keep an eye on the musical menu; Latitude 37 does away with the traditional set-course musical programme, and instead presents a selection of instrumental sides and it is at the diners’ discretion to decide what they will hear! Places are limited so book now to avoid missing out on this unusual sensory wonder.

Vines of Red Hill, situated amongst rolling hills on the Mornington Peninsula, transforms itself into an elegant and genial banquet hall for this winter feast where you can hang up your coats and warm yourself by the glow of a crackling open fire.  Chef James Redferns cuisine is driven by his firm and passionate belief that regions need to promote and retain their unique individuality. All of his ingredients are sourced or especially grown from the growing community of local artisan producers.
Tickets $150 (includes four-course meal and wine)
Bookings 03 5989 2977 or info@vinesofredhill.com.au


Stylus Fantasticus
Monday 8 August 2011 @ 1.10pm
Melba Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Melbourne
Royal Parade, Parkville

Latitude 37 explores the richness of the 17th century imagination in a programme brimming with fantasy and fireworks. Characterised by the use of short, dramatically contrasting episodes, a free form and new heights of instrumental virtuosity, the stylus phantasticusgives free reign to passionate style of improvisation and rhetorical composition, in an active rebellion against the strict conservative style common to the late renaissance period.  This free lunchtime concert includes works by Rosenmuller, Fontana, Uccellini, Becker and Buxtehude. Free Admission.


Dance and the Art of War- Salon Subscription Concert 2
Tuesday 9 August 2011 @ 7pm
The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre
Cnr Southbank Boulevard and Sturt St, Melbourne.

An unusual and enticing visit to the contrasting yet connected twin worlds of Renaissance life – the realms of the soldier and the noble.  Raucous trumpet fanfares share an equal stage with the stately pavane as Latitude 37 sources songs and dances from across France and England, drawing on Playford’s English Dancing Master and Arbeau’s lOrchésographie. A dynamic exploration of the fascinating dichotomy of combat and dance, this semi-staged spectacle brings the 16th century back to life. With guest artists Greta Bradman (soprano) and Guy du Blet (percussion).
Tickets: $35/$25, 3 concert subs: $87/$63
Bookings (03) 9699 3333 or online at www.melbournerecital.com.au


Chamber Music New Zealand National Tour

August 14 – September 3

Following on from the successful regional tour in 2009, Latitude 37 is excited to announce its 10-concert mainstage tour as part of Chamber Music New Zealand’s 2011 Kaleidoscopes season. Latitude 37 will be touring two contrasting and original programmes, exclusively for the New Zealand audience.

Programme One, Stylus Phantasticus – A soundtrack of the Baroque imagination explores the richness of the German 17th Century imagination brimming with fantasy and fireworks. Featuring works by Buxthude, Biber and JS Bach.

Programme Two, Stile Moderno – the genesis of the Baroque. Latitude 37 embarks on a guided tour through the sumptuous world of 17th Century Italy. A hotbed of creativity, it was a century of contrasts as music and art took a dramatic turn after the rigorous limitations of the Renaissance. Including works by Caccini, Frescobaldi and Corelli plus Latitude 37′s own improvisations.

For further details and tour schedule visit Chamber Music New Zealand’s website:



Le Nuove Musiche- Salon Subscription Concert 3
Thursday 10 November 2011 @ 7pm
The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre
Cnr Southbank Boulevard and Sturt St, Melbourne.

Latitude 37 display their trademark creative programming in this evocative and ambitious juxtaposition of music from the 17th century with new music of today, including a specially commissioned work by Melbourne composer David Chisholm. Featuring the atmospheric and haunting harmonic framework of Radiohead’s Pyramid Song in various forms as a recurring motive, Le Nuove Musiche is a highly original and spellbinding concert programme – by turns poignant, raucous, medatitive and splendid.

TiTickets: $35/$25, 3 concert subs: $87/$63
Bookings (03) 9699 3333 or online at www.melbournerecital.com.au