My heart so grieves: Music inspired by 16th century poets

The Marais Project and Dutch-born tenor Koen van Stade perform songs by John Dowland. After interval, in a truly unique juxtaposition, Elysian Fields, Australia’s only electric viola da gamba ensemble, takes the stage to present a range of repertoire including Matt McMahon’s ‘What Should I Say – Four Poems of Thomas Wyatt ‘, gorgeous settings of four poems by Thomas Wyatt, a courtier to Henry VIII.

 

A Bass Affair

Most early music fans know that the viola da gamba is also known as the bass viol. It is less well known, perhaps, that there is also such a thing as a bass violin! Both the bass viol and bass violin were mainstays in French baroque music. In this concert we welcome bass violinist and co-founder of Salut! Baroque, Timothy Blomfield, in a program which features a cantata by Mont├ęclair, music by Marais and other works that show off the two instruments. Jennifer and Timothy are joined by soprano Belinda Montgomery and lutenist, Tommie Andersson.

  • Date and time: 3.00pm June 17, 2018.
    Sydney Conservatorium, Macquarie St Sydney
  • Tickets: $38 $22 and $15

Snow in Summer

Jenny Eriksson appears as guest artist with creative Melbourne early music ensemble, Evergreen Ensemble, in a program of Scottish baroque and folk music. With a passion for early and modern repertoire and an ability to seamlessly cross the genres and performance styles of folk and art-music, Evergreen Ensemble is an up and coming ensemble with a unique musical language.