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Salut! Baroque Presents Cultural Journeys
February 19 @ 3:00 pm
Salut! Baroque opens its 2023 Concert Series Inspiration & Improvisation, with Cultural Journeys, saluting the music of many cultures.
Salut! Baroque takes a musical journey inspired by Romani, Moorish and Celtic traditions and the Ottoman Empire. Music was a vital part of these cultures, which incorporated singing, dancing, storytelling and poetry, and evoked expressions of love, joy and despair. Traditional folk melodies were passed down aurally through the community and were transformed by distinctive characteristics and embellishments, with improvisations creating flamboyant and virtuosic performances in skilled hands. Some European composers were drawn to the intricate rhythms, the spirited dances, the percussive elements, and the harmonic and modal shifts. Telemann drew inspiration and ideas “to last a lifetime” after hearing “36 Polish pipes and 8 Polish violins” improvising during his employment at the Court in Pless.
Concerts in Sydney and in Canberra ( Friday 17 February 2023, 7.30pm Albert Hall, Commonwealth Ave)