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Salut! Baroque Presents The Historian

June 23 @ 3:00 pm

Next up in Salut! Baroque’s concert series is The Historian. The ensemble will work with Dr Duncan Driver, actor, performer, Shakespeare scholar and and Associate Dean of Education at the University of Canberra. He joins the performers’s line- up as Dr Charles Burney in Canberra on the 21 June and Sydney on the 23 June.

Music historian Charles Burney began his career as an indentured servant musician Travelling widely throughout Europe and befriending musicians from Handel to Haydn Burney  left a legacy of strongly opinionated letters, three books and four volumes of the History of Music. These reveal some of the most extraordinary aspects of daily and cultural life during the Baroque period. Burney’s historical accounts, replete with gossip and withering observations, enrich our appreciation of the compositions and provide us with a rich source of cultural history.

Read our review of Salut! Baroque’s recent concert The Genius.


Canberra concert: Friday 21 June 2024, 7.30pm, Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Sydney concert: Sunday 23 June 2024, 3.00pm Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

The performers: Sally Melhuish and Alicia Crossley (Recorders), John Ma and Ella Bennetts (Baroque Violin), Suzie Kim (Baroque Viola), Tim Blomfield (Baroque Cello), Will Hansen (Baroque Double Bass),  Monika Kornel (Harpsichord), with Duncan Driver as Dr Charles Burney

The program: Johann David Heinichen – Vivace from Concerto in G major SeiH 214/ Johann Joseph Fux – Turcaria; Janitschara from Sinfonia a 3 in C major/ Joseph Haydn – Adagio from Symphony in D Major Hob.I:6 Le Matin/ Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer – La Marche des Scythes/ Georg Friedrich Handel – Vivace; Largo; Allegro from Concerto Grosso Op. 3/2/ Antonio Vivaldi – Allegro from Concerto in A Major con flauti obligati, RV 585/ Henry Purcell – A Bird’s Prelude & Chaconne from The Fairy Queen/ Francesco Geminiani – Andante; Allegro moderato; Grave; Allegro moderato/ Nicola Matteis – Ground per fa la mano from Trio in D minor/ Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach – Allegretto-Presto from Sonata in C minor/ Georg Philipp Telemann – Concerto in A minor TWV 52:a2 Gravement; Vistement



Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium
Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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