Baroque Kaleidoscope

Baroque favourites and mirrored moments.

3 – 12 MAY, 2024



Sydney 3 MAY — 8 MAY, 2024

City Recital Hall

2-12 Angel Place, Sydney NSW 2000
Fri, 03 May, 2024 7:00 PM
Sat, 04 May, 2024 2:00 PM
Sat, 04 May, 2024 7:00 PM
Tue, 07 May, 2024 7:00 PM
Wed, 08 May, 2024 7:00 PM
Melbourne 9 MAY — 12 MAY, 2024

Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre

31 Sturt Street, Southbank VIC 3006
Thu, 09 May, 2024 7:00 PM
Sat, 11 May, 2024 7:00 PM
Sun, 12 May, 2024 5:00 PM

Artists Performing

Paul Dyer

Artistic Director, harpsichord

Shaun Lee-Chen

Concertmaster, Baroque violin

Melissa Farrow

Baroque flute

Adam Masters

Baroque oboe

Ben Dollman

Baroque violin

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra



Repertoire highlights to include

Vivaldi Concerto for 2 violins in A minor from L’estro Armonico, Op. 3 No. 8, RV 522Handel 'The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba' from Solomon, HWV 67Handel Concerto Grosso in B-flat major, Op. 6 No. 7, HWV 325
Telemann Concerto for flute and violin in E minor, TWV 52:e3

Approximate running time is two hours with a 20-minute interval.

"As expressive and entertaining as ever" – Australian Financial Review
 – State of the Art
★★★★ – Sydney Arts Guide

This is no ordinary night at the orchestra! Relish the sounds of the past intertwining with the creative verve of the present with classics featuring the homegrown stars of Australia’s early music scene. Stunning concertos and moving masterpieces are given the Brandenburg treatment in a journey through the Baroque, as our talented artists breathe new life into works by Vivaldi, Telemann and select contemporaries.

Witness passion and intensity as Paul Dyer and the Brandenburg instrumentalists bring their unique and extraordinary talent on period instruments to the fore, with inspiring solo performances from concertmaster Shaun Lee-Chen, Melissa Farrow and more. The infectious atmosphere will have you experience loved and rare works alike in a whole new light.

Revel as these brilliant musicians pay homage to the elegance of the Baroque era with contemporary exuberance in a burst of melody and harmony that has transcended centuries. Reignite your love for Baroque in a celebration of rich musical heritage delivered by the pulsating spirit of Brandenburg all-stars!


Program Guide

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