Events 2017

Marais Project 2017 concert series

Our annual concert series consists of three events.

Concert I: It Takes Two

Directed by Jennifer Eriksson, Matt Keegan and Matt McMahon

In an Australian first, Jenny will perform on both the acoustic and electric viola da gambas in single concert. In the first half, she will be joined by Australia’s finest lutenist, Tommie Andersson, and long term Marais Project soprano, Belinda Montgomery for music by Marais, John Dowland and much more. After the interval, her electric viola da gamba ensemble, Elysian Fields, will take the stage and concert-goers will revel in the gorgeous and sophisticated sounds of this country’s only electric gamba ensemble. Elysian Fields features saxophonist, Matt Keegan and pianist, Matt McMahon, two of Australia’s most celebrated jazz musicians.

The Marais Project:

Belinda Montgomery – soprano
Tommie Andersson – lute
Jennifer Eriksson viola da gamba

Elysian Fields:

Matt Keegan – saxophones
Matt McMahon – piano
Jennifer Eriksson – electric viola da gamba
Siebe Pogson – bass
Finn Ryan – percussion 

3.30pm, Sunday January 29, The Independent, Miller St North Sydney



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Concert II: Marais meets Muffat

Directed by Jennifer Eriksson and Anthony Abouhamad

Composer, professor of rhetoric and traveller, Georg Muffat was the ideal seventeenth-century humanist and gave his name to The Muffat Collective, an exciting new early music ensemble. In a concert co-directed by Anthony Abouhamad, The Muffat Collective and The Marais Project will present a rare performance of a Suite for viola da gamba and strings by Georg Philipp Telemann. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear the viol and violin family together on stage.

The Muffat Collective and The Marais Project

Matthew Greco and Raf Font-Viera – violins
Stephen Freeman – viola
Jennifer Eriksson – viola da gamba
Anita Gluyas – cello
Anthony Abouhamad – harpsichord 

3.30pm, July 16, 2017, The Independent, Miller St North Sydney




Concert III: A Christmas Adventure!

Directed by Jennifer Eriksson, Emily-Rose Šárkova and Susie Bishop

What do you get when you cross one of Australia’s leading baroque music ensembles with two of Australia’s most creative young musicians? The answer is an adventure! A Christmas musical adventure. Classically trained in Australia and Europe, our special guests Emily-Rose Šárkova and Susie Bishop fuse the discipline of classical music with the passion, fire and freedom of tango and world music. Hear rare Christmas music from around the globe, Šárkova’s arrangement of Marin Marais for viola da gamba and piano accordion and much more. There will be fine music and fun for the whole family all in the very special atmosphere The Independent offers patrons.

The Marais Project

Susie Bishop – voice and violin
Emily-Rose Šárkova – voice and bandoneon/piano accordion
Jennifer Eriksson – viola da gamba and electric viola da gamba
Shaun Ng – viola da gamba and theorbo
TBC – double bass 

Details: 3.30pm Sunday December 17, The Independent, Miller St North Sydney