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A most glorious concert of magnificent playing .The Orchestra were in fine, dazzling form giving a rich, multi layered performance.

We began with TELEMANN’s Concerto for 4 violins in G major, TWV 40:201 directed by Matt Bruce. Its long stretched notes and flowing melody contrasted with Bruce’s sharp spiky solo. The music changed to a brighter atmosphere then back to being played with gravitas. The rest of the work, with more of the Orchestra joining the quartet , was a strong , dynamic statement leading to a brisk conclusion.

Then we heard TELEMANN’s Ouverture-Suite in C major, Water Music, TWV 55:C3 composed for the centenary celebrations of the Hamburg Admiralty in 1723. (yes Handel’s far more well known Water Music was written roughly about the same time ).The Orchestra was led by Ben Dollman with Paul Dyer on harpsichord Continue reading AUSTRALIAN BRANDENBURG ORCHESTRA : VIVALDI’S FOUR SEASONS @ CITY RECITAL HALL

Vivaldi Unwired @ The City Recital Hall


Challenging and exciting the latest concert by the wonderful Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, while as usual on their trademark period instruments, also featured an amazing saxophone soloist, two incredible violin soloists and a striking contemporary reworked version of Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons’.

Under the intense, dynamic and energetic direction of Paul Dyer the Orchestra was in glowing form and performed with a rich tone.There were snazzy lighting changes at appropriate points in the programme adding to the atmosphere. Continue reading Vivaldi Unwired @ The City Recital Hall