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Program – Marais and the Operatic Muse , August 16, 2015

However far The Marais Project wanders into the realms of Swedish folk music, jazz or even newly composed works, we always come home to our passion and reason for being: the music of Marais and the French Baroque. This was the great era of the viola da gamba as a

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Marais and the Operatic Muse – Getting to know Mikaela Oberg

We are so pleased to welcome baroque flautist Mikaela Oberg to this performance. Recently returned from post graduate study in The Netherlands, Mikaela is already making a name for herself as a member of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and as a guest in other ensembles. She kindly took a moment

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Marais and the Operatic Muse – Getting to know Soprano Belinda Montgomery

Soprano Belinda Montgomery has performed with The Marais Project since its inception and has appeared on 4 of our 5 CDs. Whether as a soloist or ensemble member Lindy is widely respected in the music world for her musicianship, versatility and professionalism. She is also a pleasure to work with!

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Marais and the Operatic Muse – getting to know our performers

Guest baritone Alexander Knight is fast developing a reputation as a leading light in the younger generation of Sydney singers. Soon after the Marais Project concert on August 16 he heads overseas for further study. Alex kindly took some time recently to answer a few questions on his background, likes

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“Smörgåsbord! CD launch” – an interview with Jenny Eriksson and Tommie Andersson

On Saturday 30 May 2015, The Independent, North Sydney, will be filled with the rare sounds of Swedish baroque and folk music when The Marais Project launches their new CD. The event has long been a dream of musical partners and Marais Project members, gambist Jenny Eriksson and lutenist Tommie

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Smorgasbord! The Marais Project (Review from Early Music News)

Smorgasbord by both title and substance. Although the fare has a predominantly Swedish focus -inspired by the descent of Jenny Eriksson and Tommie Andersson – there is content that brings to mind old English dance tunes, and stirs the ghosts of Handel and Vivaldi. Naturally, a substantial work of Frenchman,

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CD Review: The Marais Project, Smorgasbord!, Music From Sweden, MOVE MCD 512

Artists: Pascal Herington – Tenor, Melissa Farrow – Baroque Flute, Fiona Ziegler – Baroque Violin, Tommie Andersson – Theorbo and Classical Era Guitar, Jennifer Eriksson – Viola da Gamba. Exuberant, gentle, fresh, mellow, scintillating, delightful… and so runs my list of superlatives after listening to this CD. The names of

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The Marais Project appears at New Zealand International Early Music Festival 2015

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 The Marais Project kicks of its 2015 season with a guest appearance at the second New Zealand International Early Music Festival (NZIEMF) to be held in Dunedin, New Zealand. Renowned for its diverse and interesting performances of French baroque viola da gamba music, as well as bold initiatives such as

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The Marais Project appears at New Zealand International Early Music Festival 2015

 The Marais Project kicks of its 2015 season with a guest appearance at the second New Zealand International Early Music Festival (NZIEMF) to be held in Dunedin, New Zealand. Renowned for its diverse and interesting performances of French baroque viola da gamba music, as well as bold initiatives such as

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In Praise of Small

We have been running The Marais Project (www.maraisproject.com.au) for 15 years.  Our musical focus would be considered rather abstract to so-called every day Australians. Much of the repertoire we present was written for the viola da gamba during the French baroque period over 250 years ago. Yet through the past

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