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IRONWOOD CHAMBER ENSEMBLE WITH A PROGRAM OF ROMANCE AND FANTASY

This concert will feature luscious Romantic works for cello and piano, interpreted by two of Ironwood’s core members – Daniel Yeadon and Neal Peres Da Costa.

The Sydney-based duo will draw on their extensive research to explore the intriguing performance practices of the nineteenth century – expressive portamenti, heavenly rubati and rippling arpeggiandi.

The concert is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the uniquely combined sounds of a beautiful antique cello by William Forster 11 and a replica of a 19th century Streicher piano. Continue reading IRONWOOD CHAMBER ENSEMBLE WITH A PROGRAM OF ROMANCE AND FANTASY

AUSTRALIAN ROMANTIC AND CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA : MOZART AND ABEL

This wonderful concert was performed by the Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra as part of the MDCH ( Melbourne Digital Concert Hall) series but was filmed in the Cell Block Theatre Sydney.There was a short welcome and introduction by Chris Howlett of the MDCH.

The co-artistic directors of the ARCO are Rachael Beesley and Nicole van Bruggen .Each work was introduced and placed in context by flautist Georgia Browne, who mentioned that her period flute was very ‘high tech’ for the time.

First up was Carl Friedrich Abel’s (1723-1787) – Flute Quartet in A major No.2 Op.12 . in three movements. Though relatively obscure today, a student of Bach , during the mid to late 1700’s Abel was a major musical figure. He obtained a coveted position in the court orchestra at Dresden, moved to England to become chamber-musician to Queen Charlotte and in 1764 or 1765, established with Johann Christian Bach, the Bach-Abel concerts, England’s first subscription concerts. Continue reading AUSTRALIAN ROMANTIC AND CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA : MOZART AND ABEL

AUSTRALIAN HAYDN ENSEMBLE @ MELBOURNE DIGITAL CONCERT HALL

The Australian  Haydn Ensemble (AHE) will be performing their latest concert ‘Haydn’s Dream and The Goldberg’ this Thursday night 8th October at 7pm at the Cell Block Theatre with the concert being streamed live.

The subject of dreams has long occupied the imagination of composers, poets, and artists throughout history. With this concert AHE explores these subjects with an intriguing collection of works including Haydn’s Dream Quartet, Bach’s Goldberg Variations and Beethoven’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s Tomb Scene from Romeo and Juliet. Continue reading AUSTRALIAN HAYDN ENSEMBLE @ MELBOURNE DIGITAL CONCERT HALL

The Marais Project: Dowland In The 21st Century: Review

Seaven Teares (l to r)- Shaun Ng, Imogen Granwal, Jenny Eriksson, Cathy Upex

The striking setting of Sydney University’s Refactory suitably housed this special tribute to composer John Dowland. The aesthetic suited the styles of the music, and the acoustic was a true gift for this birthday bash.

Special guests attended this party. Virtuosi Tommie Anderson (lute) and Daniel Yeadon (treble viol) augmented the solid ensemble. Soprano Belinda Montgomery beautifully brought Dowland’s emotional and joyous intensities to life, and freshly to our time, above a range of accompaniment textures.      

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