Blazing Baroque With The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

Leanne Sullivan, Shaun Lee-Chen & Melissa Farrow. Image credit Esteban La Tessa
Leanne Sullivan, Shaun Lee-Chen & Melissa Farrow. Image credit Esteban La Tessa

Following their romancing of the voice in their recent Mozart Requiem programme, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra showcases some of its own players as soloists, going back in time with Blazing Baroque. 

Recently appointed concertmaster Shaun Lee-Chen will perform on the baroque violin, with flautist Melissa Farrow and recorder player Mikaela Oberg featuring as soloists in the virtuosic concertos selected for this series. The programme includes several rarely heard pieces with two concertos each by Vivaldi and Telemann and works by Sammartini and Fasch which feature an unusual ensemble of instruments.

The Brandenburg’s Artistic Director and conductor, Paul Dyer AO, is excited about turning the spotlight on musicians of his orchestra: “I know that this concert series will be one of the concert highlights of 2016. We started the orchestra 26 years ago specifically to play this intense, dramatic and thrilling music on the instruments for which it was written.”

Blazing Baroque will show that the modern Brandenburg musicians have their own edge and hunger which adds a whole new dimension to the sound and the experience in 2016.”

The players:

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra/ Artistic Director and Conductor Paul Dyer AO/ Shaun Lee-Chen  concertmaster & soloist, baroque violin

Melissa Farrow, flauto traverso/ Mikaela Oberg, recorder.

The music:

SAMMARTINI Overture to opera Memet, J-C 88/ VIVALDI Concerto for violin in D major, Grosso mogul, RV 208,
soloist Shaun Lee-Chen/ TELEMANN Grand Concerto in D major, TWV deest/ VIVALDI Concerto in F major for several instruments RV 569/ TELEMANN Concerto in E minor for traverso & recorder, TWV 52:e1
, soloists Melissa Farrow (traverso) and Mikaela Oberg (recorder)/ FASCH Concerto in D major, FWV L:D4a

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