Past Concerts 2011

 CONCERT ARCHIVE for 2011

January

  • “Stile Moderno”

6.30pm Wednesday 5 January: St John’s Anglican Church, King St, Flinders.

Latitude 37 presents a stunning programme of masterpieces from the avant-garde of 17th century Italy with guests Siobhan Stagg (soprano) and Simon Martyn-Ellis (theorbo and guitar).  Part of the Peninsula Summer Music Festival.

Tickets: $50/$45

Bookings: Frankston Arts Centre Box Office 9784 1060 or online at www.peninsulafestival.com.au

 

  • “French Flute Sonatas”

11.30am Saturday 8 January:  St John’s Anglican Church, King St, Flinders.

Join myself, baroque flautist Georgia Browne (UK/Australia) and visiting French harpsichordist Aline Zylberajch for a sumptuous program of sonatas.

Tickets: $50/$45

Bookings: Frankston Arts Centre Box Office 9784 1060 or online at www.peninsulafestival.com.au

 

  • “Telemann Paris Quartets”

8pm Saturday 15 January:  Ballarat Christian Fellowship Church, 503 Mair St, Ballarat.

Ann Murphy (harpsichord), Julia Fredersdorff (violin), Alison Catanach (flute) and
Laura Vaughan (viola da gamba) return to the Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields Festival to present three of Telemann’s Paris Quartets. Described as among the pinnacles of baroque chamber music, the Paris Quartets have a classical beauty of form, charm and sensitivity of melody which delight the intellect and move the heart.

Bookings and more information at http://www.ballarat.com/organs/program_2011.htm

 

  • “Tormento ed Estasi”

8pm Monday 18 January: Neil St Uniting Church, Cnr Neil and Macarthur Streets, Ballarat

Elena Bertuzzi soprano, Laura Vaughan viola da gamba and Michele Benuzzi harpsichord present some of the extraordinary, heart-renderingly beautiful, sacred and secular music of 17th century Italy.

Bookings and more information at http://www.ballarat.com/organs/program_2011.htm

 

  • “Si Dolce e’l Tormento”

3pm Wednesday 19 January: Ballarat Christian Fellowship Church, 503 Mair St, Ballarat

Simon Martyn-Ellis theorbo and baroque guitar and Laura Vaughan viola da gamba present a thrilling programme of Folias for Viola da Gamba, Theorbo and Baroque Guitar.

Bookings and more information at http://www.ballarat.com/organs/program_2011.htm

 

  • “Telemann Paris Quartets”

24 & 25 January

Magenta Woolshed, Australian Inland Botanic Gardens, River Road, Buronga, NSW.

Ann Murphy (harpsichord), Julia Fredersdorff (violin), Alison Catanach (flute) and
Laura Vaughan (viola da gamba) present all six Telemann Paris Quartets in a stunning garden setting as part of the Murray River International Arts Festival. Described as among the pinnacles of baroque chamber music, the Paris Quartets have a classical beauty of form, charm and sensitivity of melody which delight the intellect and move the heart.

More details at http://www.artsmildura.com.au/mrimf

 

 

February

  • “Amore Italiano”

February 24 – March 5

I will be joining the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra for a season of rare and traditional Neapolitan love songs with tenor Marco Beasley and harpsichordist Guido Morini.

Bookings and more information at http://www.brandenburg.com.au

 

March

  • “Consort Eclectus”

7pm Friday April 1

Wyselaskie Auditorium, Centre for Theology and Ministry, Melbourne University.  Opposite the main gates to Melbourne Cemetary, 29 College Crescent, Parkville.

IMelbourne’s “Consort Eclectus” is joined by singers from E21 in an exquisite programme of music for viols and voices from 17th century Italy including works by Gesualdo, Waesich, Marenzio

Tickets $30/$15, call             0439 889 534       for bookings or email info@consorteclectus.com

 

  • “Illuminations of the Heart”

5pm Sunday March 27

Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

Melbourne Recital Centre, Sturt St Southbank

Adelaide based Baroque violinist Lucinda Moon will be joined by period instrumentalists Linda Kent, Laura Vaughan and Simon Martyn-Ellis and the Turkish Classical musicians of the Nefes Ensemble.

In Illuminations of the Heart, three of the great universal themes: Joy, Sorrow and Glory are explored through the extraordinary 17th century Mystery Sonatas of Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber and the majestic and graceful music of the Ottoman Court and Sufi Ritual. This program juxtaposes the virtuosity of scordatura Baroque violin with the evocative improvisations of the eastern reed flute or ney. Further connections and influences from East to West are heard in the plucked sounds of the kanun and the harpsichord, and the ud and the theorbo. What lies at the foundation of both these music traditions is the belief that the intervals which govern a scale inspire specific emotions in the listener. This was not a romantic notion but one grounded in the scientific and philosophical beliefs of the time. It was regarded as a type of alchemy – a transformation of the soul, and the highest expression of human art.

Tickets—$50 ($40 concession)

Bookings at http://www.melbournerecital.com.au

 

April

  • “Music in the Very Round”

Sunday April 3

St Cuthbert’s Presbyterian Church, 10 Wilson St, Brighton

A lovely afternoon of 17th century songs with myself, Sally-Anne Russell (mezzo-soprano) and Samantha Cohen (theorbo)

More information at http://www.bayside.vic.gov.au/arts_event_early_music_in_the_very_round

 

  • “From the Highest Spheres – Latitude 37 Salon Subscription Concert 1″

6pm Monday April 4

The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre, Sturt St Southbank

The first of Latitude 37′s subscription concerts of 2011.  Featuring music of 17th century Italy and Spain, this programme explores the virtuoso musical style that took Europe by storm.  Passionate, virtuosic and free, it allows the musicians freedom to improvise and explore the extreme outer limits of their instruments.  With the haunting colours of the exotic lirone, songs which are by turn joyful and tragic plus Latitude 37’s own original diminutions, this is a programme of a nature that is rarely heard.  With guest artists Greta Bradman (soprano) and Simon Martyn-Ellis (theorbo & baroque guitar).

Tickets: $35/$25

3 concert subs: $87/$63

Bookings             (03) 9699 3333       or online at  http://www.melbournerecital.com.au

 

  • “J.S. Bach – St Matthew Passion”

2pm Sunday April 17

Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, Sturt St Southbank

Melbourne Recital Centre is proud to present a performance of Bach’s monumental setting of the Passion story for Holy Week in the glorious acoustic and visual setting of the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall.  This must-see performance will be led by Jeremy Summerly (Royal Academy of Music, London), a world-renowned expert in sacred choral music.  The forces of The Consort of Melbourne, The Choir of Trinity College Melbourne and Ensemble Gombert join period instrument ensemble Ironwood, concertmaster Rachel Beesley and an outstanding cast of soloists including Robert Macfarlane, Lynette Alcantara and rising star Siobhan Stagg.  Don’t miss this rare presentation of one of the masterworks of all Western art.

Free Pre-concert Talk at 1pm by Andreas Loewe.

This performance will run for 2 hours 45 minutes, including interval.

Bookings             (03) 9699 3333       or online at  http://www.melbournerecital.com.au/whatson/buytix?perfid=2295

 

May

  • “Telemann Paris Quartets”

1.10pm Monday May 9

Melba Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Melbourne, Royal Parade Parkville

Ann Murphy (harpsichord), Julia Fredersdorff (violin), Alison Catanach (flute) and
Laura Vaughan (viola da gamba)  present three of Telemann’s Paris Quartets. Described as among the pinnacles of baroque chamber music, the Paris Quartets have a classical beauty of form, charm and sensitivity of melody which delight the intellect and move the heart.

Free admission.

 

  • “2 + 1″

6pm Saturday May 21

Wyselaskie Auditorium, Centre for Theology and Ministry, Melbourne University.  Opposite the main gates to Melbourne Cemetary, 29 College Crescent, Parkville.

Viola da gamba duo Conviivio (Miriam Morris and Laura Vaughan) plus guest baroque ‘cellist Rebecca Humphries Diederich present a programme of German baroque and early classical music, including works by Telemann, Schenck, Nicolai and Graun.

Tickets at the door $20/$10

 

June

  • “Matters of Life and Death”

7pm Saturday June 11

Pilgrim’s Church, 12 Flinders St, Adelaide

Adelaide Baroque presents a programme exploring some of the more bizarre aspects of French life in the 17th and 18th Centuries, including Marais’ Tableau de l’opération de la taille, Couperin’s Pompe Funebre and other works by Hotteterre, Rameau and Lambert.

Full details at www.adelaidebaroque.com.au

 

  • “Trio du Soleil”

2.30pm Sunday June 19

Wyselaskie Auditorium, Centre for Theology and Ministry, Melbourne University.  Opposite the main gates to Melbourne Cemetary, 29 College Crescent, Parkville.

Alison Catanach (traverso), Laura Vaughan (viola da gamba) and Donald Nicolson (harpsichord) present a charming afternoon of Baroque chamber music including works by Leclair, Telemann, CPE Bach and JS Bach.

Tickets at the door $20/$15

 

July

  • “Baroque Triple Bill”

28 July – 5 August

Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, Sturt St Southbank

A Triple Bill of fully staged cantatas from two great composers: Monteverdi and J.S. Bach takes Victorian Opera’s audience on a new operatic journey.

 

Experience a rare and innovative staging of Bach’s comic works, the aromatic Coffee Cantata as a father tries to break his daughter’s fixation with the delicious beverage, and the delectable The Fight Between Phoebus and Pan. Bach’s cantatas are paired with the drama of Monteverdi’s love story, The Fight between Tancredi and Clorinda, the tragic tale of a Christian knight’s love for a Saracen maiden.

 

These Baroque treats harness the magnificent acoustics of the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, continuing Victorian Opera’s success in this beautiful space after audience favourites Xerxes and Julius Caesar.

More information online at http://www.victorianopera.com.au/www/html/563-baroque-triple-bill.asp

 

  • “Baroque à la Carte at The Vines of Red Hill”

6.30pm Saturday 23 July

and 12 noon Sunday 24 July

Vines of Red Hill Restaurant & Vineyard
150 Red Hill Rd, Red Hill

Latitude 37 continues its ongoing partnership with Chef James Redfern in a unique culinary and musical experience. Indulge in a four-course gourmet meal but keep an eye on the musical menu; Latitude 37 does away with the traditional set-course musical programme, and instead presents a selection of instrumental sides and it is at the diners’ discretion to decide what they will hear! Places are limited so book now to avoid missing out on this unusual sensory wonder.

Vines of Red Hill, situated amongst rolling hills on the Mornington Peninsula, transforms itself into an elegant and genial banquet hall for this winter feast where you can hang up your coats and warm yourself by the glow of a crackling open fire.  Chef James Redfern’s cuisine is driven by his firm and passionate belief that regions need to promote and retain their unique individuality. All of his ingredients are sourced or especially grown from the growing community of local artisan producers.

Bookings             03 5989 2977       or

info@vinesofredhill.com.au

 

 

August

 

  • “Stylus Fantasticus”

1.10pm Monday August 8

Melba Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Melbourne, Royal Parade Parkville

Latitude 37 explores the richness of the 17th century imagination in a programme brimming with fantasy and fireworks. Characterised by the use of short, dramatically contrasting episodes, a free form and new heights of instrumental virtuosity, the stylus phantasticusgives free reign to passionate style of improvisation and rhetorical composition, in an active rebellion against the strict conservative style common to the late renaissance period.  This free lunchtime concert includes works by Rosenmuller, Fontana, Uccellini, Becker and Buxtehude.

Free admission.

 

  • “Dance and the Art of War- Latitude 37 Salon Subscription Concert 2″

7pm Tuesday 9 August

The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre
Cnr Southbank Boulevard and Sturt St, Melbourne.

An unusual but enticing visit to the contrasting and connected twin-worlds of Renaissance life – the realms of the soldier and the noble.  Raucous trumpet fanfares share an equal stage with the stately pavane as Latitude 37 sources songs and dances from across France and England, drawing on Playford’s English Dancing Master and Arbeau’s l’Orchésographie. A dynamic exploration of the fascinating dichotomy of combat and dance, this semi-staged spectacle brings the 16th century back to life. With guest artists Greta Bradman (soprano) and Guy du Blet (percussion).

Tickets: $35/$25

Bookings             (03) 9699 3333       or online at www.melbournerecital.com.au

  • Latitude 37 – Chamber Music New Zealand National Tour

August 14 – September 3

Following on from the successful regional tour in 2009, Latitude 37 is excited to announce its 10-concert mainstage tour as part of Chamber Music New Zealand’s 2011 Kaleidoscopes season. Latitude 37 will be touring two contrasting and original programmes, exclusively for the New Zealand audience.

Programme One, Stylus Phantasticus – A soundtrack of the Baroque imagination explores the richness of the German 17th Century imagination brimming with fantasy and fireworks. Featuring works by Buxthude, Biber and JS Bach.  Programme Two, Stile Moderno – the genesis of the Baroque. Latitude 37 embarks on a guided tour through the sumptuous world of 17th Century Italy. A hotbed of creativity, it was a century of contrasts as music and art took a dramatic turn after the rigorous limitations of the Renaissance. Including works by Caccini, Frescobaldi and Corelli plus Latitude 37′s own improvisations.

For further details and tour schedule visit Chamber Music New Zealand’s website:

http://www.chambermusic.co.nz/artists/33-latitude-37

 

November

  • “Le Nuove Musiche - Latitude 37 Salon Subscription Concert 3″

7pm Thursday 10 November

The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre
Cnr Southbank Boulevard and Sturt St, Melbourne.

Latitude 37 display their trademark creative programming in this evocative and ambitious juxtaposition of music from the 17th century with new music of today, including a specially commissioned work by Melbourne composer David Chisholm. Featuring the atmospheric and haunting harmonic framework of Radiohead’s Pyramid Song in various forms as a recurring motive, Le Nuove Musiche is a highly original and spellbinding concert programme – by turns poignant, raucous, medatitive and splendid.

Tickets: $35/$25

Bookings             (03) 9699 3333       or online at www.melbournerecital.com.au

 

December

  • “Pinchgut Opera”

I will be playing for Pinchgut’s annual opera in Sydney, which this year is Vivaldi’s “Griselda”.

December 1 – 6

City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney

Check out www.pinchgutopera.com.au

 

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