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Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra: New Constellations

25 August 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm AEST

Tickets: Premium $57.50 | Adult $45 | Concession (pensioner/senior) $40| Student $20

Noosa Music Society is thrilled to welcome the world-class musicians from the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra back to Noosa with a program that is based on the blurring of the line between chamber and symphonic music of the Romantic era.

Now almost universally known in its full orchestral guise, the Brahms Serenade No. 1 started life as a chamber work – and it is the reconstructed nonet version that is presented in New Constellations. Several decades earlier, a young Mendelssohn’s experiments with making a small group of musicians sound like many, yielded his much-loved Octet for Strings.

Berlin-based violinist Jakob Lehmann leads an ensemble of specialist Australian and international chamber musicians featuring local historical clarinet specialist Nicole van Bruggen from Peregian Springs through these expansive sounds and pioneering ideas. Don’t miss this extraordinary concert which is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Founded under the Artistic Direction of renowned musician and educator the late Richard Gill AO and now under the co-artistic direction of Rachael Beesley and Nicole van Bruggen, the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra is a world-class orchestra of leading Australian musicians. It is dedicated to the performance of Classical and Romantic orchestral and chamber music repertoire in historically informed style on period instruments. Now in its sixth year, the orchestra has already become a musical force to be reckoned with in Australia with its performance programming and active education activities lauded by audiences and critics alike. In 2019, it presents the In Celebration series, an outstanding series of concerts that bring historical insights and new perspectives to Classical and Romantic repertoire.

“This was a radiant performance with the pared back texture allowing the many individual lines and unique colours of the specialised instruments and their players, to shine.”


  • Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra
  • Jakob Lehmann – Guest Director


  • Felix Mendelssohn
    Octet for Strings in E-flat Major
  • Johannes Brahms
    Serenade No.1 in D Major for Nonet


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115 Eumundi-Noosa Rd
Noosaville, QLD 4566 Australia
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