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Australian Brandenburg Orchestra | Ayres & Graces

1 November 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm AEDT

Photo:Keith Saunders

Ayres & Graces is a socially distanced special event.

The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra is delighted to welcome you back to the concert hall and online for a very special concert series, Ayres & Graces.

Celebrating chamber music from the English and French Baroque, Ayres & Graces is directed by Principal Baroque Flute/Recorder Melissa Farrow and lead by an ensemble of Brandenburg musicians performing on an eclectic combination of period instruments.

Be enthralled by music from the French Baroque performed uniformly in the style of Jean-Baptiste Lully, before stepping out into the centre of eighteenth-century London in a program brimming with the sounds that attracted entrepreneurial musicians such as George Frideric Handel to the city.

Set to a dream world of colour and sound with a stage-wide LED screen illuminated with imagery curated by Australian designer Silvana Azzi Heras, we welcome you to join us for our socially distanced performances in Sydney’s City Recital Hall this October or online for the digital première at 5pm on Sunday 1 November.

Program Highlights

LULLY Prologue: Ouverture to Cadmus et Hermione, LWV 49
HOTTETERRE Pourquoy doux rossignols from Airs et Brunettes
PURCELL Curtain Tune on a Ground from Timon of Athens, Z 632
PLAYFORD Strawberries and Cream from The English Dancing Master (1657)
HANDEL Excerpts from Berenice, regina d’Egitto, HWV 38

Concert duration approximately 60 minutes, no interval. Please note that concert duration is approximate only and is subject to change.

Melissa Farrow Baroque flute/recorder
Mikaela Oberg Baroque flute/recorder
Rafael Font Baroque violin
Marianne Yeomans Baroque viola
Anton Baba Baroque cello/viola da gamba
Tommie Andersson Theorbo/Baroque guitar




1 November 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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