Concert Series 1: Rebels

Due to the current situation, these concerts have been cancelled.

SYDNEY: Sunday 22 March 2020, 3.00pm
Verbrugghen Hall, Conservatorium of Music

CANBERRA: Friday 27 March 2020, 7.30pm
Albert Hall, Commonwealth Ave


We are indebted to the musicians whose compositions challenged the status quo, leaving a legacy of innovative musical styles. These unorthodox artists changed the course of musical history, from including “forbidden” notes in their music to the aptly-named Jean-Féry Rebel’s masterpiece Le Chaos. With its famously shocking opening chord, which contains every note of the scale, Le Chaos was the final piece composed by the 71 year old, whose music had been admired until then for avoiding the “Frightening and Monstrous”! Many of our composers suffered retribution but defiantly continued in their creativity – none more so than JS Bach, whose cantankerousness saw him denied employment and even spend time in prison.

Program: Enjoy music by Bach, Handel, Monteverdi, Fux, Rebel & Porpora

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