Britain’s most revolutionary orchestra makes its first, widely anticipated full tour of Australia in 2017 with Musica Viva. This breaking ground Orchestra is a band of 20 expert musicians, playing on authentic instruments and led by the acclaimed violinist Rachel Podger.
The wonderful, forward-looking, revolutionary epoch which gives the Orchestra its name is brought to enchanting life through heavenly violin concertos by Mozart, and a sparkling sinfonia by his teacher Johann Christian Bach. Haydn’s Symphony no 36 sets the tone perfectly, as the epitome of grace – not least in a ravishing slow movement which is practically a tiny violin concerto in itself.
Lovers of chamber music adore the OAE as a kind of supersized chamber ensemble. Each player brings a soloistic level of talent and engagement to a greater whole – and the effect is unforgettable!
HAYDN Symphony no 26 in E-flat major
MOZART Violin Concerto no 1 in B-flat major, K207
JC BACH Symphony in G minor, op 6 no 6
MOZART Violin Concerto no 5 in A major, K219
ORCHESTRA OF THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT
RACHEL PODGER director and violin
Approx. finish time 9:30PM - including interval
PRE-CONCERT TALK 6:45PM - Robert Faulkner
Prior to the concert, join fellow music lovers and discover some of the intricate moments within the evening's program.
MEET THE ARTISTS
Immediately following the performance, join members of the Orchestra in this entertaining and light-hearted Meet the Artist discussion.
UNDER 30 AND STUDENT RUSH TICKETS
- Under 30 tickets are $30 for anyone aged 30 years and under for Musica Viva concerts. A valid proof of ID must be presented.
- $15 Student Rush tickets are available at the box office an hour before each concert. A valid full-time student ID card must be presented upon purchase to receive the discount.
Concessions apply to full-time mature age students, means-tested Australian pensioners (Aged, Disability, Veteran’s Affairs and Supporting Parent), Seniors Card Holders WITH a government health care card, and all other Health Care card holders.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Please note the cafe is not open for this performance, however Grab n' Go is available
MENU: Grab & Go
PRESENTED BY Musica Viva Australia
Tour supported by the Musica Viva Amadeus Society