Featured image – Michael Tsalka. Pic by Olga Masri de Mussali.
Thoroughbass is delighted to welcome back international keyboard specialist Dr Michael Tsalka in a concert of overtures and concertos for two harpsichords and strings. Tsalka, whose performances last year left audiences enthralled, joins Diana Weston to perform works by J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, Scarlatti and others.
Dr Tsalka walks the global stage performing hundreds of concerts each year in Europe, Japan, China, the USA and Australia. His repertoire spans the baroque, classical and romantic eras to the present day. His performances, whether on harpsichord, fortepiano, clavichord or modern piano are historically informed and full of musical integrity.
Bach’s concerto for Harpsichord and strings BWV 1055 will be well-known to many. Less well-known but no less worthy of performance are Georgio Benda and Alessandro Scarlatti’s concertos for the same combination.
Vivaldi’s concertos are a wonderful new addition to the repertoire for 2 harpsichords. Skilfully and sensitively arranged by Stephen Yates (Sydney Conservatorium of Music), they are part of a collection of 15 concertos for violin and orchestra that he has compiled. Johann Fasch’s Overture is an arrangement of a similar mould.
Thoroughbass comprises :-
Diana Weston (Director/harpsichord),
Shaun Ng (violin), Tara Hashambuoy (violin), Daniel Cortes (viola), Lucy Cormack (cello) and Angus Ryan (cello)
DATE FOR THE DIARY
Saturday June 17 @ 3.00 pm at Mosman Art Gallery.