Thoroughbass: Charmed

Tickets: Adult $35 | Concession $30 Songs that are nice, songs that are nasty, songs that are just plain weird. But they will all charm you in one way or another. Found in a second-hand bookshop in Willoughby, the original…

 
Thoroughbass: Charmed

Tickets: Adult $35 | Concession $30 Songs that are nice, songs that are nasty, songs that are just plain weird. But they will all charm you in one way or another. Found in a second-hand bookshop in Willoughby, the original…

 
Thoroughbass presents The Toybox

Tickets: Adult $35 | Child under 8 $0 Too good not to reprise, The Toybox returns in September to The Independent Theatre, North Sydney. Claude Debussy’s little-known children’s ballet La Boîte à joujoux (The Toybox) is transformed from ballet back…

 
Thoroughbass presents The Toybox

Too good not to reprise, Thoroughbass’ The Toybox returns in September

 
Thoroughbass’s “Bach in Three” enjoyably contrasted the music of the Bach family

Thoroughbass presented once again a well thought through program of chamber music in their Bach in Three, which contrasted the work of the three biggest names in the Bach Family – Johann Sebastian (JS), Carl Philipp Emanuel (CPE) and Johann…

 
ThoroughBass: Bach in Three

Music from the intricate and abstruse style of the great JS, to the florid and eccentric Emmanuel, to the lyrically lovely Christian.

 
ThoroughBass: Bach in Three

Music from the intricate and abstruse style of the great JS, to the florid and eccentric Emmanuel, to the lyrically lovely Christian.

 
Thoroughbass presents The Toybox

Tickets: Adult $25 | Pensioner/Senior $19 | Child 18 & under $19 | Family of 4 $20 each Too good not to reprise, The Toybox returns in July at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta. Claude Debussy’s little-known children’s ballet La Boîte à…

 
Thoroughbass presents The Toybox

Tickets: Adult $25 | Pensioner/Senior $19 | Child 18 & under $19 | Family of 4 $20 each Too good not to reprise, The Toybox returns in July at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta. Claude Debussy’s little-known children’s ballet La Boîte à…

 
Thoroughbass presents The Toybox

Tickets: Adult $25 | Pensioner/Senior $19 | Child 18 & under $19 | Family of 4 $20 each Too good not to reprise, The Toybox returns in July at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta. Claude Debussy’s little-known children’s ballet La Boîte à…

 
Thoroughbass’s Toybox is sure to entrance young & old alike

Ahead of Thoroughbass’s performances of Claude Debussy’s The Toybox at the Riverside Theatre in Parramatta, classikON spoke to the group’s Director, Diana Weston. Thoroughbass is “an early music ensemble on an odyssey”, whose “mission is to uncover the unusual, the…

 
ThoroughBass: The Bach-Abel London Series

Sample a fragment of the highly successful Bach-Abel London series with Thoroughbass

 
ThoroughBass: The Bach-Abel London Series

Sample a fragment of the highly successful Bach-Abel London series with Thoroughbass

 
Thoroughbass: Bach’s Gamba Sonatas

Complex, intricate and infinitely varied, Bach’s sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord are less well-known than the solo cello suites, but just as fascinating.

 
Thoroughbass: Bach’s Gamba Sonatas

Complex, intricate and infinitely varied, Bach’s sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord are less well-known than the solo cello suites, but just as fascinating.

 
Thoroughbass: Bach’s Gamba Sonatas

Complex, intricate and infinitely varied, Bach’s sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord are less well-known than the solo cello suites, but just as fascinating.

 
Thoroughbass: Latino Love Affair

Presenting a selection of contemporary and historic pieces with a distinctly Latin feel, keyboard virtuoso Michael Tsalka joins Thoroughbass

 
Thoroughbass: Latino Love Affair

Presenting a selection of contemporary and historic pieces with a distinctly Latin feel, keyboard virtuoso Michael Tsalka joins Thoroughbass

 
Thoroughbass: Semele

Highly regarded soprano Anna Fraser renders the horrifying story of Semele in the French style – refined, lush and perfect.

 
Thoroughbass: Semele

Highly regarded soprano Anna Fraser renders the horrifying story of Semele in the French style – refined, lush and perfect.

 
Thoroughbass: The Child in Us

Tickets: $30/$25 This is not children’s music. This is us as adults remembering our childhood – its innocence and confusion, the intensity of joy and disappointment and, sometimes, conflict. Many composers have understood these memories and portrayed them in music.…

 
Thoroughbass: Fans, fantasias and fandangos

Tickets: $30/$25 A journey in time through Spain from the 16th century to the 20th – from the courts of Phillip II with Diego Ortiz (Recercardia 1553) to that of Queen Maria Bárbara in Madrid with Domenico Scarlatti two centuries…

 
Thoroughbass: Fans, fantasias and fandangos

Tickets: $30/$25 A journey in time through Spain from the 16th century to the 20th – from the courts of Phillip II with Diego Ortiz (Recercardia 1553) to that of Queen Maria Bárbara in Madrid with Domenico Scarlatti two centuries…

 
Surprises under The Birch Tree as Thoroughbass is inspired by folk songs

I am always impressed by their interesting and innovative programming. There are always surprises and challenges for the listener.

 
Thoroughbass’ The Viole Divine

Focused on the viola da gamba, with works by Rameau, Bach and Marais. Three instruments were featured, gamba (Shuang Ng), violin (Tara Hashanbuoy) and harpsichord (Diana Weston).

 
Insight | Ann Carr-Boyd & the Flying West project

Ann Carr-Boyd’s bottom drawer is full of largely unpublished and unrecorded manuscripts from 40 years ago, ThoroughBase and The Flying West project been recording them.

 
ThoroughBass: Music to tap your foot to!

ThoroughBass, Mosman, 16 November 2014 ThoroughBass, a Sydney ensemble founded in 2009 and which performs lesser-known baroque and contemporary music, served up wonderful musical fare on Sunday afternoon in another of the St Luke’s Concert Series in Mosman. Diana Weston…

 
ThoroughBass was dramatic and stunning as the mythological Phaedra

Hester Hannah was dramatic & stunning as the mythological Phaedra. Drama was heightened by red lighting, casting interesting shadows on the walls & intensified the inner tensions of this tragic, dignified woman.

 
Love and Lamentation: A Farewell Concert, Sophia Mitchell

A farewell concert can be both a joyous and sad occasion. On Saturday 24 May there was a lot of joy, much love and a suitable modicum of lamentation in the room prior to the departure of mezzo soprano, Sophia…

 
ThoroughBass: Men of Moment

I never knew St Luke’s Mosman was such a wonderful space to be in with its minimal modern architecture and simple blue and gold semi circular chancel at the end. The women of Thoroughbass presented “Men of Moment” at St…

 
Blue Skies, Magpies & Goldfish

This is quite an eclectic disc which grows on you with repeated listening. If you fancy extending your horizons and sound world then buy it – you’ll be rewarded.

 
Ondine Productions: Hymn to the Sun – The scent of rhythm

Philip Glass’s music is often misunderstood as repetitive. Superficially it is, but it shifts forward almost continuously. Maintaining its rhythmic progress is a challenge for instrumentalists and singers alike. Glass’ Akhenaten is of one of his three ‘portrait’ operas featuring…

 
Bringing together the senses in one production to help your memory

On July 27, there will be an innovative production of Philip Glass’ Akhnaten opera, with a specially produced fragrance. It’s a wonderful concept and reminds me of a business bootcamp where they encouraged us to think of the emotion your…

 
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