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Marais Project And Duo Langborn/Wendel On Tour

February 26, 2023 @ 3:00 pm

The Marais Project and Duo Langborn/Wendel present Nordic moods and baroque echoes combing Swedish folk music, works from the baroque and several original compositions/arrangements by its members. The tour takes in Sydney, Berrima, Dungog, Wauchope and Tea Gardens during February 2023 and is presented in association with Musica Viva Australia and the Swedish Arts Grants Committee

Building on their decade-long commitment to performing and recording Scandinavian baroque and folk music, The Marais Project is taking up a new collaboration with leading Swedish artists, Duo Langborn/Wendel whose debut Australian tour is sponsored by the Swedish Arts Board for International Exchange. Duo Langborn/Wendel comprises the unusual combination of baroque violin, played by Catalina Langborn, and percussionist Olof Wendel, who specialises in the rarely heard cimbalom an instrument which feature on the tour.

Australian viola da gambist, Jenny Eriksson, whose grandfather was Swedish, and Swedish-born lutenist/guitarist Tommie Andersson, have been bringing Scandinavian music to Australian audiences for more than a decade. They are joined by singer/violinist, Susie Bishop, who speaks and sings Swedish. The Marais Project’s 2015 popular album of Swedish classical, baroque, and folk music, Smörgåsbord, spent three months in the Australian Top 20 Classical Music Charts. “This will be our first visit to Australia,” said Langborn on behalf of the Duo. “We are excited to be working with Tommie, Susie, and Jenny. They have such a spirit of adventure and collaboration; we already feel welcome! We are also thrilled to be able to visit in the Australian summer – our winter – and see some of the countryside.”

The Marais Project & Duo Langborn/Wendel will appear at:

  • 5th February – Berrima Village Hall, Berrima
  • 10th February – Royal Hotel, Dungog
  • 11th February – Wauchope Arts Hall, Wauchope
  • 12 February – Tillerman’s Restaurant, Tea Gardens
  • 26th February – Sydney Conservatorium and broadcast on Australian Digital Concert Hall

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Read our review of The Marais Project’s album Two.