70 years ago, the first National Music Camp was held at Point Lonsdale in Victoria. Since then, our organisation has embarked upon an exciting musical journey, enriching the lives of many young Australians along the way.
From Brahms and Beethoven, to Dukas and Debussy, the country’s most vibrant and talented young musicians will perform a range of orchestral masterpieces under the expert guidance of conductors Moritz Gnann and Christopher Seaman, in a series of free public concerts.
Known for being ‘masterly and entirely compelling’(Courier Mail) Australian harpist Marshall McGuire will perform Debussy’s revolutionary Danse sacrée et profane, a piece full of exotic passages and rich effects designed specifically for the chromatic harp. Led by violinist Sophie Rowell, this will be an excellent opportunity to see a rare gem in action.
Debussy - Danse sacrée et dance profane
Debussy - Trio-Sonate (Caroline Henbest, viola; Andrew Nicholson, flute)
Where: Elder Hall, Adelaide
Bookings and information: http://www.ayo.com.au/content/national-music-camp-concert-series/gjgdzx
Ludovico’s Band is one of Australia’s most dynamic Baroque bands acclaimed for its performances of music from the 16th to the 18th centuries. The combination of multiple plucked string instruments with soaring violins and a rich bowed bass creates a unique and exotic sound world.
Creativity against the odds and seizing the moment – that is what it was all about in 1620s Tuscany. Female leaders needed female composers to create the soundtrack that would justify their exceptional power.
This performance celebrates the feats by women in music featuring a selection of songs by Strozzi, Leonarda and Caccini. From the first opera written by a woman, Francesca Caccini, to the overwhelming printed creative output by Italian composer Barbara Strozzi and Isabella Leonarda, one of the most prolific convent composers of the Baroque era.
With Helen Thomson, soprano
Where: Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre
Bookings and information: https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2018/the-voices-of-women/