Bach's Universe

Enter Bach's Universe with Jonas Zschenderlein

27 OCT - 11 NOV, 2022



Melbourne $50 - $167 27 — 30 OCT, 2022

Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre

31 Sturt Street, Southbank VIC 3006
Thu, 27 Oct, 2022 7:00 PM
Sat, 29 Oct, 2022 7:00 PM
Sun, 30 Oct, 2022 5:00 PM
Sydney $30 - $179 2 NOV — 11 NOV, 2022

City Recital Hall

2-12 Angel Place, Sydney NSW 2000
Wed, 02 Nov, 2022 7:00 PM
Fri, 04 Nov, 2022 7:00 PM
Sat, 05 Nov, 2022 2:00 PM
Sat, 05 Nov, 2022 7:00 PM
Wed, 09 Nov, 2022 7:00 PM
Fri, 11 Nov, 2022 7:00 PM

Artists Performing

Paul Dyer

Artistic Director, Harpsichord

Jonas Zschenderlein

(Germany) Guest Director, Baroque violin

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra



Bach A theatrical pasticcio of solo and chamber works 
Bach Concerto for Violin in E major, BWV 1042 
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068
Bach Concerto for 3 Violins in D major, BWV 1064R

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★★★★½ “Bach’s Universe is a brilliantly conceived artifice, superbly executed and a magical foray into the imagination.” - Limelight

A performance of JS Bach’s music is a journey into an inner universe of magnificent mystery. Constellations of chords rush to become vast galaxies of sound surging with Bach’s eternal creative energy. Each work is an infinite cosmic expanse to explore.

In this concert, single musicians will arrive one by one onto a darkened stage beneath a brilliant column of light to offer an intimate vision of Bach’s celestial instrumental works. The stage will gradually become illuminated with musicians joining in Paul Dyer’s expansive all-Bach pasticcio set with a theatrical narration which explores Bach’s extraordinary life.

Returning to Australia for his first live performances, sensational German Baroque violinist Jonas Zschenderlein will lead the orchestra in a radiant performance of Bach’s Violin Concerto in E major. This all-Bach concert culminates with Jonas guest-directing the genius composer’s enveloping Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major in a period instrument performance which must not be missed.