Musica Viva: Van Diemen’s Band

Tuesday 10 May 2022, 7.30pm
102 days from now
Moving from lament to humour and virtuosity with unanimity, creating a kaleidoscope of emotions that tugged the heartstrings. - Limelight

Tasmanian Baroque ensemble Van Diemen’s Band invites you to explore the historic borderlands of Europe on their national tour with Musica Viva Australia. For centuries, generations ofmusicians wrote dances and masses, symphonies and quartets, as their homelands changed ownership under their feet. Or their nations remained steadfast, allowing the most magical cultural overlaps at the border fringes.

Through composers such as Samuel Scheidt and Dietrich Becker, you will hear the trials of battle – loss, regret, resentment  – and, at long last, healing. Listen to composers who were touched by the Thirty Years’ War within the Holy Roman Empire, their countries crumbling around them.

María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir (Iceland) and Donald Nicolson (Australia) are living composers who will bring you closer to our time. Just as Van Diemen’s Band invites instrumental guests from across Australia’s state borders, these composers remind us how we’re still united through music – no matter what borders lie between us.

Artists:

JULIA FREDERSDORFF Artistic director & violin

SIMONE SLATTERY Violin & recorder

LIZZY WELSH Viola

LAURA VAUGHAN Bass viol

ANTON BABA Bass Viol & cello

DONALD NICOLSON Harpsichord & organ
 

Programs:

‘Borderlands’

BECKER Sonata No. 5 in F Major (1674)

SCHEIDT Galliard Battaglia (1621)

BECKER Paduan

SAINTE-COLOMBE Les Pleurs

SCHEIDT Courant

ERLEBACH Courant

ANON Sonata Jucunda

BIBER Ciacona from Mensa Sonora (1680)

ROSENMÜLLER Sonata No. 9 in D Major (1682)

NICOLSON New work (2022)

ALBINONI Sonata No. 5 in C Major (1700)

SIGFÚSDÓTTIR Clockworking (2013)

MUFFAT Sonata in D Major (1677)

Event Duration:
68 minutes plus interval

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Single tickets on sale: Tuesday 11 January 2022, 10am AEDT

Dates

  • Tuesday 10 May 2022 7:30 PM

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Prices

  • A Reserve $102
  • Under 40 $40

Contact

  • Civic Theatre Ticket Office
  • 4929 1977

Venue

City Hall
290 King Street
Newcastle
2300