Ayres and Graces: 2019 Brandenburg Ensemble Regional Tour

Ayres and Graces: 2019 Brandenburg Ensemble Regional Tour

DATE: Saturday, 16 March 2019
TIME: 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Sacred Spaces Chapel, 30 Queen Street, Singleton NSW

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Join members of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra for an evocative musical journey through the streets and homes of eighteenth-century England and the palace of the ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV of France.

MUSICIANS
Melissa Farrow Baroque flute/recorder
Rafael Font Baroque violin
Marianne Yeomans Baroque viola
Laura Moore Viola da gamba
Kirsten Barry Baroque oboe
Tommie Andersson Baroque guitar/theorbo

REPERTOIRE
Works by Handel, Purcell, Lully, Playford and more.

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 the ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV of France.

The concert features heavenly trio sonatas, gorgeous pastoral folk tunes and intimate chamber music alongside stately works of grander scale.

 

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