Concert 2: Musical Mélange

CANBERRA: Friday 14 May 2021, 7.30pm
Albert Hall, Commonwealth Ave

SYDNEY: Sunday 16 May 2021, 3.00pm
Verbrugghen Hall, Conservatorium of Music


Emboldened by the stirring rhythms of Spain, enchanted by the gypsy melodies of Eastern Europe and drawn to the inventive harmonies of other cultures, composers delighted in the endless possibilities of new styles of music. This was a period of great discovery and exploration which led to curiosity in the exotic. Each new musical discovery opened up new knowledge and possibilities, blending the unknown with the familiar. Royal Courts competed to remain at the cutting-edge of creativity, and cultural diplomacy demanded compositions that could be gifted as musical peace offerings. Composers had never been more important, even playing a role in mending post-war political allegiances.

Program: Enjoy music by Purcell, Rameau, Gluck, Boccherini, Geminiani and Scarlatti.


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