Saturday 16th March at 7pm
Venue: Sacred Spaces at the Sisters of Mercy Convent, 30 Queen Street, Singleton
The Brandenburg’s principal baroque flautist Melissa Farrow has carefully curated a program to represent the distinctive styles of English and French music from the early and mid-eighteenth centuries.
The concert will include works by Handel, Lully, Playford, Purcell and others. It will feature heavenly trio sonatas, gorgeous pastoral folk tunes and intimate chamber music alongside stately works of grander scale.
Eighteenth-century London was a bustling entrepreneurial centre with a cosmopolitan concert life and a growing market for domestic music-making in wealthy households. This musical richness of the city attracted many foreign musicians including George Frideric Handel. The musical items from Paris and Versailles performed in this program are by contrast uniformly in the style of Jean-Baptiste Lully, the fashionable director of music at the Court of ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV of France.
Melissa Farrow – Period flute
Rafael Font – Baroque violin
Marianne Yeomans – Period viola
Laura Moore – Viola da gamba
Kirsten Barry – Baroque oboe
Tommie Andersson – Period guitar
Tickets on sale now:
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Remaining tickets at the door from 6.30pm.
Image and information: courtesy of Australian Brandenburg Orchestra