Night in Versailles

Experience the Harpsichord in a new light.

5 – 14 JUL, 2024



Sydney 5 JUL — 10 JUL, 2024

City Recital Hall

2-12 Angel Place, Sydney NSW 2000
Fri, 05 Jul, 2024 7:00 PM
Sat, 06 Jul, 2024 2:00 PM
Sat, 06 Jul, 2024 7:00 PM
Tue, 09 Jul, 2024 7:00 PM
Wed, 10 Jul, 2024 7:00 PM
Melbourne 11 JUL — 14 JUL, 2024

Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre

31 Sturt Street, Southbank VIC 3006
Thu, 11 Jul, 2024 7:00 PM
Sat, 13 Jul, 2024 7:00 PM
Sun, 14 Jul, 2024 5:00 PM

Artists Performing

Justin Taylor


Paul Dyer

Artistic Director, harpsichord

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

Neal Peres Da Costa


Anthony Abouhamad


Adam Masters

Baroque oboe

Trent Suidgeest

Production Designer



Repertoire highlights to include

REALI La Folia
CORRETTE Les Sauvages — Allegro from Concerto comique No. 25 in G minor
BACH Concerto for 4 harpsichords in A minor, BWV 1065

★★★★★ "Taylor was revelatory, his celerity and clarity breathtaking" - The Age

★★★★★ "Magnifique! Harpsichord star Justin Taylor sets the stage ablaze with Bach to the power of four." - Limelight

"The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra delight and surprise us all over again, so utterly wonderful!" - Eastside FM

"Justin Taylor was nothing short of a revelation. His performance, an absolute delight, demonstrated why he is considered one of the foremost harpsichordists of his generation."
- ClassikON


Treat yourself to a sumptuous sonic and visual palette of immersive theatrical staging inspired by Château de Versailles, and be awakened by the bold, rousing power of Baroque. Pure energy. Pure escapism. Pure delight.

Suspend your imagination and be rewarded with a captivating sensory experience. In an ode to the harpsichord brought to life within a crystalline chamber of wonder and colour, next-generation French soloist Justin Taylor will glisten in his Australian debut.

As always on the Brandenburg stage, it’s the mercurial blend of personalities and special guests that make us shine, and Night in Versailles promises to be no different. We welcome you to experience the Concerto for 4 harpsichords in a new light as Justin Taylor is joined by three generations of established Australian instrumentalists: Neal Peres Da Costa, Anthony Abouhamad, and the Brandenburg’s own Artistic Director Paul Dyer in a triumphant display of unity, collaboration and warmth of the Australian spirit

Immerse, reflect, be dazzled. Shine with us.


Program Guide

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