Mozart & Haydn: Rural Reveries

From saddle to salon

18 – 22 NOV, 2023



Muswellbrook $25 - $40 18 NOV, 2023

Upper Hunter Conservatorium

Level 1/80 Bridge St, Muswellbrook NSW 2333
Sat, 18 Nov, 2023 3:00 PM
Mudgee $25 - $40 19 NOV, 2023

Mudgee Town Hall

64 Market St, Mudgee NSW 2850
Sun, 19 Nov, 2023 3:00 PM
Wollongong $25 - $40 21 NOV, 2023

St. Francis Xavier Cathedral

38 Harbour St, Wollongong
Tue, 21 Nov, 2023 7:00 PM
Blackheath $25 - $40 22 NOV, 2023

Blackheath Community Centre

41 Gardiner Cres, Blackheath NSW 2785
Wed, 22 Nov, 2023 7:00 PM

Artists Performing

Melissa Farrow

Period flute

Matthew Bruce

Period violin

Timothy Willis

Period violin

Monique O'Dea

Period viola

Anton Baba

Period cello



Performance will be approximately 70 minutes without interval

BOCCHERINI Flute Quintet in D major, Op. 19 No. 6, G 430

HAYDN String Quartet No. 59 in G minor, Op. 74 No. 3, Hob III:74, Rider
MOZART Flute Quartet in D major, K 285

MOZART String Quartet No. 17 in B-flat major, K 458, The Hunt
MOZART Flute Quartet in D major, K 285

PLEYEL Duo for violin and viola in F major, Op. 69 No. 2
DEVIENNE Flute Quartet in A minor, Op. 66 No. 1
DALL’ABACO Capriccio No. 10 in A major
BOCCHERINI Flute Quintet in D major, Op. 19 No. 6, G 430

Known for their vibrant and dynamic performances, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra breathes 21st-century life into centuries-old music, played on period instruments just as the composers intended. For example, the string instruments for this program use intimate, warm and sweet singing sheep gut strings rather than cold harsh steel strings.

Depictions of rustic and pastoral scenes abound in music from the Classical era — allusions to horse riding in particular. Mozart, Haydn, and prominent contemporaries including Luigi Boccherini and François Devienne (son of a saddle maker and virtuoso flautist) evocatively bridged the gap between the untamed beauty of nature and the sophistication of salon music. 

Join select members of the Brandenburg for an evening to explore serene landscapes, imagine flourishing meadows, and revel in the joys of rural life.