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“Rameu” program and notes – 3pm, 25 May 2014, Sydney Conservatorium

Program We have been wanting to do this program for years!  It took the 250th anniversary of Rameau’s death to make to happen.  Below is the program and an overview of Rameau and his work.  We hope you can come along!  Pièces de clavecin en concerts (1741), “Deuxième concert” –

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“Mathematics of Motion” – A Chance encounter with Jean-Philippe Rameau

The Marais Project has commissioned a number of new works in 2014 to celebrate our 15th anniversary year.  The first of these new pieces is by composer and viola da gambist Alice Chance whose work “Mathematics of Motion” will receive its world premiere at the Marais Project’s season launch, “Rameau”.

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Review No. 3: Dowland in the 21st Century

The sheer joy and smile on Jennifer Eriksson’s face when she started playing the first piece by Dowland with three other viols and a lute, was infectious enough to make my departure from home on a rainy Sunday afternoon a damn good idea. Lachrimae Antiquae (Seaven Teares) is one of

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Review Number 2:- Dowland in the 21st Century, 10 November 2013

The striking setting of Sydney University’s Refectory suitably housed this special tribute to composer John Dowland. The aesthetic suited the styles of the music, and the acoustic was a true gift for this birthday bash. Special guests attended this party. Virtuosi Tommie Anderson (lute) and Daniel Yeadon (treble viol) augmented

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Review – 450th Birthday Bash: Dowland in the 21st Century – 10 November, 2013

During 2013 the musical world has been focusing on the bicentenaries of Verdi and Wagner with some attention also being given to the Benjamin Britten centenary.  Not much notice has been taken, however, of the birth 450 years ago of the English lutenist and songwriter John Dowland.  This was happily

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The 450th Birthday Bash: Dowland in the 21st Century 3pm 10 Nov, 2013

Welcome from Jennifer Eriksson Some 450 years after his birth in 1563 the world still cannot get enough of the great English lutenist and composer, John Dowland.  Rock musician Sting released a CD and DVD of Dowland covers several years ago and toured the world performing his timeless songs to

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Lady Sings the Viol – Review from “Stringendo”, the Journal of the Australian Strings Association

This enchanting disc was produced with the intention of creating a diverse and unpredictable listening experience, and it certainly has succeeded in doing just that!  As the first Australian ensemble to attempt performing the complete 500+ viola da gamba works of Baroque composer Marin Marais (1656-1728), The Marais Project typically

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Lady Sings the Viol CD launch – review by Carolyn McDowall

Radiant in red, on Saturday evening August 24th Sydney musician and teacher of music Jenny Eriksson, surrounded and supported by her wonderful team of talented musicians and singers, wowed the crowd packed into the intimate space at the old ‘Independent’ Edwardian theatre in North Sydney, recently renovated for such special

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Review of Lady Sings the Viol CD launch by Kate Tribe, ClassikON

The launch of Lady Sings the Viol CD was a joyous occasion in the almost full Independent Theatre in North Sydney. They wanted the night to be a celebration and not feel like a concert, and they achieved that wonderfully. You could feel the buzz and energy when entering the

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Review of Lady Sings the Viol: 700 Years of Songs for Voice & Viols – Music Forum Vol. 19 No. 4

Despite radical changes in composition processes in the last two hundred years and the introduction of electronic instruments and recording, Western orchestral instrumentation has changed relatively little.  We accept it as normal to play musics from a very broad range of genre and period on our ‘modern’ orchestral instruments.  However,

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