Dear Friends

I hope you are well as the southern hemisphere summer finally looks like coming to an end. Just a reminder of our recent and upcoming concerts.

What should I say – March 14 CD launch and concert
On March 14 Elysian Fields will officially launch our first CD with a performance at the famed Foundry616 jazz club at 616 Harris St, Ultimo. We held an Open Rehearsal yesterday at Fine Music 102.5 where we are Associate Ensemble in Residence for 2018/19. It promises to be a great night of food, drink and the finest electric viola da gamba music Australia has to offer! (We are, after all, the ONLY electric viola da gamba ensemble in Australia!) Tickets are on sale now!  Click here to buy your tickets!  By the way, “What should I say” is CD of the Week commencing March 4 at Fine Music 102.5.  Check out the CD on sale here.

What should I say – video launch
Last week we experimented with the on-line launch of the wonderful video that goes with the “What should I say” CD. Made by James Fraser and the “Grand Illusions” production team, this high-quality, highly dramatic music video has now been watched around the globe. If you have a few minutes, please click on the link, watch it for yourself and let me know what you think. If you like it, please help us be re-posting the link,

The Marais Project does Muswellbrook
Last weekend we headed to the Upper Hunter Conservatorium at Muswellbrook to do a concert. We were made very welcome by Dr Wendy Brooks, the Conservatorium Director and her Chairman, Mr Scott Bailey. As well as enjoying the opportunity to perform for the first time in a very nice venue I was reminded what a great job regional conservatoriums do in providing a musical/artistic hub, teaching and organising performances in rural areas.

Times and Seasons – The Marais Project 20th Anniversary concert
Put the date in the diary NOW – 3.30pm, 26 May at The Independent, North Sydney with complimentary afternoon tea from 2.30pm.  Yes, it really has been 20 years since we first played a note – and there have been many, many notes since then. Our special guest is Swedish gambist, Leif Henrikson, who is trekking all the way from Scandinavia to be with us. Leif and lutenist Tommie Andersson studied together in Switzerland and this will be their first time on stage together for 30 years. Tickets can be purchased here.

Have a lovely week!

Jenny Eriksson
Founder and Director, The Marais Project and Elysian Fields
21 February, 2019

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