The Marais Project Presents The French Flute

Jennifer Eriksson
Jennifer Eriksson

The Marais Project’s Director, Jenny Eriksson has recently returned from giving concerts in her grandfather’s home country of Sweden and is busily preparing for the ensemble’s final 2016 concert, The French Flute. The event is built around two highly talented guest artists: Mikaela Oberg playing the baroque flute and soprano, Anna Sandstrom.

A graduate of Sydney Conservatorium, Mikaela went on to undertake post-graduate studies in Holland and on her return joined the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. “The flute, like the viola da gamba, is loved in France”, says Jenny Eriksson. “French composers from the 1700s until today have written some of the best music the world has seen for the instrument. We are looking forward to presenting works by very fine, but not so well-known composers, such as Louis-Nicolas Clérambault, André Campra, Jean-Marie Leclair and Jacques-Martin Hotteterre.”

Joining Oberg is soprano Anna Sandstrom. “Anna is very well-known across Australia and overseas”, Eriksson enthused, “She enjoys a busy freelance solo and choral career with appearances in UK festivals including Henley, Poole Lighthouse & Petworth, and concerts including Cadogan Hall and even Westminster Abbey.” Sandstrom is excited at the prospect of the upcoming concert: “This is my first performance with The Marais Project and I am reveling in the opportunity to prepare a whole concert of French baroque music, a rarity for singers in Australia.”


As always, the concert will end with a complementary glass of wine and the opportunity for audience members to meet and get to know the musicians. Also appearing are master lutenist, Tommie Andersson and harpsichordist, Anthony Hamad.

Tickets: $35/20

Click here to book or call (02) 9809 5185

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