Our 2013 subscription series in the intimate Salon setting of the beautiful Melbourne Recital Centre comprises three new programs. The Latitude 37 hallmark is again evident in each of these investigations of the past: meticulous research, virtuosity and a passion for the art of improvisation. The Baroque will never sound more authentic and vividly alive.
- Concert 1: Kingdom of the West 6pm Monday 18 March, 2013 The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre, cnr. Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank
In the 17th Century, the Holy Roman Empire spanned almost the entire breadth of Europe, from Spain through to the Hungarian territories. In this programme we present the most beautiful repertoire for violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord and theorbo from the heart of the empire, music that was as diverse, expressive and original as its homeland was rich in cultures and spiritual belief.
- Concert 2: Holy See 6pm Monday 29 July, 2013
Seventeenth century music from the Italian Peninsula – a series of city states, united by only one thing: Faith.Contrafactum settings of Madrigals by Monteverdi and Cipriano da Rore, plus original instrumental music by Fontana, Merula and Castello are presented in the sequence of a Catholic Mass. Latitude 37 is joined for this program by Simon Rickard playing the Curtal; a fruity baroque antecedent of the modern day bassoon. with guest artist Simon Rickard (curtal)
- Concert 3: Ottoman Echoes 6 pm Monday 28 October 2013
Regarded in the Baroque West as the scourge of Christianity, the Ottoman Empire was in reality a marvellous cultural Mecca of relative stability and peace. In this programme we present the wonderful sounds and instruments of 18th Century Constantinople and explore their striking connection with the musical colours of medieval Europe. with guest artists John Arcaro (percussion), Salih Resitoglou (kanun) and Phil Gunter (oud)
All three concerts in our 2013 subscription series will be held in the Salon at the Melbourne Recital Centre, cnr. Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank.
Tickets $35/$25 or $90/$64 for all three. Bookings (03) 9699 3333 or melbournerecital.com.au
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