CALLING ALL MELBOURNE FANS. Latitude 37 has its next photoshoot coming up and we want YOU to be part of it. That’s right, join the fun, and have a great time with your favourite baroque trio
We will be meeting at the Northcote Town Hall from 10am until 2pm on August 15 and we’re looking for anywhere between 10-15 people to be ‘in the background.’ Sound like your idea of fun? See you then!
Latitude 37 is proud to have Albert Comper Photography provide images.
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
This week, our concert of 17th century Italian repertoire entitled Stile Moderno from the Peninsula Summer Music Festival, January 2011, will be broadcast on ABC Classic FM. Tune in to ABC Classic FM on the 25th October at 1pm. With guest artists Siobhan Stagg (soprano) and Simon Martyn-Ellis (theorbo and baroque guitar) it was a great concert, if we do say so ourselves, so don’t miss this chance to catch it over the national airwaves.
Latitude 37 is an exciting baroque trio whose members were drawn together by their passion for historically informed performance of 16th, 17th and 18th century music. Comprising some of the top graduates of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, reunited after many years of extensive research and international experience playing with many of the finest ensembles and artists in Europe, America and Australasia, Latitude 37 has gained a reputation for presenting creative baroque concert programmes with elegance and flair around Australia and New Zealand.
Have a look around our website to see what we’re up to next and to find out a bit more about us.