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Concerts 2017

Orpheus’ Lyre

Monday 25 September 6pm

Melbourne Recital Centre, Salon

For thousands of years musicians have been inspired by the stories of the mythical Orpheus who tamed Nature and the heavens with his art. His story was the foundation for one of the Baroque’s great contributions to music; opera. The tragedy and triumph of Orpheus forms the basis for Latitude 37’s program which explores the emotional drama within a rich vein of 17th-century Italian music. With an expanded ensemble including harp and bass baritone David Greco, Orpheus’ Lyre includes 17th-century Italian instrumental masterpieces worthy of one of mythology’s greatest musicians. The centrepiece of the program will be some of the most beautiful music ever written in excerpts from Monteverdi’s Orfeo, in celebration of the 450th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

With Guest artists:

Lizzy Welsh - Violin

Laura Moore- Viol

Hannah Lane - Triple Harp

David Greco - Baritone

An English Fancy

Friday 6 October 7pm

XO Studios

10 Lincoln st Brunswick East, VIC

Period instrument specialists Latitude 37 are joined by triple harpist Hannah Lane and theorbo player Nick Pollock to present a programme of musical jewels from 17th century England. 

 

Alongside popular folk tunes of the day, both rowdy and melancholy, the programme features very rarely performed works by William Lawes. Featuring a unique combination of harp, bass viol, violin and theorbo, Lawes’ Harp Consorts display a wonderful musical interplay between these unusual instruments.  Lawes’ quirky and distinctive compositional style is immediately apparent with moments of intense beauty juxtaposed with bizarre and angular themes, luxuriant pavans with jaunty airs, all in Lawes’ own unique and idiosyncratic voice. 

 

 This concert is an unusual opportunity to hear this beautiful music reflecting both the height of refinement and sophistication in the English court of the mid 17th century as well as the catchy music from the streets and taverns.

Lawes Harp Consorts

Saturday 7 October 8pm

Kew Court House,

188 High Street, Kew

Named the “Father of Musick” by the King of England, William Lawes (1602-1645) stands as one of the most inventive English composers of the 17th century. Period instrument specialists Latitude 37 are joined by triple harpist Hannah Lane and theorbo player Nick Pollock to present some of Lawes’ most exquisite and yet rarely performed works in this concert of Lawes’ Harp Consorts.

Featuring a unique combination of harp, bass viol, violin and theorbo, Lawes’ works for this blend of instruments results a wonderful musical interplay between these unusual instruments. The two plucked and two bowed instruments together create a special soundscape, with each instrument having its own independent part in a delicately balanced texture.

Latitude 37 is an exciting baroque trio whose members were drawn together by their passion for historically informed performance of 17th and 18th century music. The special combination of baroque violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord opens up a wealth of repertoire that is rarely explored by other Australian ensembles.

Peninsula Summer Music Festival fundraising Lunch

Sunday 8 October 12pm

Hurley Vineyard
101 Balnarring Road
Balnarring

This years fundraiser for the 2018 Peninsula Summer Music Festival is looking to be the best yet!
 
Latitude 37 & friends will present a sublime program of English baroque music paired with a 4 course long and luscious lunch of locally sourced spring fare lovingly prepared by the kitchen of Jane Semple at Goodie Food and Events. Add to that the finest local wines and excellent company. Couldn’t be better!

Julia Fredersdorff - violin
Laura Vaughan - Viola da Gamba
Hannah Lane - Harp
Nicholas Pollock - Theorbo
Alastair Cooper-Golec - Tenor

Bohemian Rhapsody

Thursday 16 November 6pm

Melbourne Recital Centre, Salon

For thousands of years musicians have been inspired by the stories of the mythical Orpheus who tamed Nature and the heavens with his art. His story was the foundation for one of the Baroque’s great contributions to music; opera. The tragedy and triumph of Orpheus forms the basis for Latitude 37’s program which explores the emotional drama within a rich vein of 17th-century Italian music. With an expanded ensemble including harp and bass baritone David Greco, Orpheus’ Lyre includes 17th-century Italian instrumental masterpieces worthy of one of mythology’s greatest musicians. The centrepiece of the program will be some of the most beautiful music ever written in excerpts from Monteverdi’s Orfeo, in celebration of the 450th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

With guest artist:

Lucinda Moon - Violin

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