Thoroughbass: Young Handel – Prelude in Tea event

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Date: 26/03/2017

Starting at: 3:30 PM

Venue: The Independent Theatre (269 Miller Street, North Sydney, NSW, 2060)

Event summary:


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Tickets: $47 Adult, $30 Concession, $22 student and $16 child

Includes afternoon tea which starts at 2:30pm

Thoroughbass – Young Handel – Cantatas and Sonatas
Stimulated by the atmosphere of the patrons who encouraged and supported him, Handel produced vast quantities of cantatas during his youthful days in Italy. Though not regularly performed today, they often formed the basis of arias within his much more well-known operas and oratorios. Together with sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord suites from this period, they demonstrate the bounty of the young man Handel’s fertile imagination. With Anna Fraser (soprano), Shaun Ng (viola da gamba, theorbo) and Diana Weston (harpsichord).

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  • Sonata No. 6 in d min for viola da gamba and basso continuo
  • Parti, I’idolo mio – Suite XV in d min for harpsichord
  • Ziffiretto, arresta il volo
  • Interval

  • Sonata No. 2 in d min for viola da gamba and basso continuo
  • Suite X in d min for harpsichord

This was no ordinary artistic performance. The dedication of the performers to the work and to their fellow artists created a rare intimacy. We all listened, hushed in silence and concentration, to this unique event.’ – John Pollack Sydney Arts Guide

Presented as part of the Prelude in Tea Concert Series

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