This May, Momentum Ensemble will immerse audiences in the ornate music of eighteenth century, exploring the intricacies and sophistication which inspired the composers of the baroque era.
The first half of the eighteenth century gave rise to a new genre of French opera, the tragédie en musique; a style of operatic writing that truly comes to life in Rameau’s Dardanus. The orchestral suite captures all of the intrigue and emotion that led Dardanus to be hailed as an acclaimed operatic work, and one of Rameau’s most inspired musical creations.
The remainder of the concert features uplifting music by François Francœur and Johann Friedrich Fasch; lesser-known, yet esteemed composers who were considered innovators of their time. Harpsichord virtuoso Erin Helyard leads Momentum Ensemble as they present this charming collection of Baroque works in the sophisticated surrounds of the Art Gallery of NSW.
Admission to the concert is free, but audience members must register for tickets.
DATE FOR THE DIARY
May 12, 2019, 7pm at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
For more about ‘Dardanus – a musical tragedy’, visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/dardanus-a-musical-tragedy-tickets-60171973994
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