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2019 Season

Imagining what a Baroque orchestra of the future might be has led Artistic Director Paul Dyer’s inspiration for 2019 – the Brandenburg’s 30th season.

His thrilling 2019 program is a cornucopia of rare gems and masterpieces brought to life with all the invention and musical imagination with which the Brandenburg has become synonymous for. Do not miss this year long festival of all things Brandenburg and Baroque in their special 30th Anniversary year!

Discover the Future of Baroque.

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra 2019 season subscriptions are now available via their website and single tickets will be on sale via City Recital Hall's Box Office and website from 5 December 2018.

NEXT GENERATION BAROQUE

Wed 11 September 7pm, Fri 13 September 7pm, Sat 14 September 2pm, Sat 14 September 7pm, Wed 18 September 7pm, Fri 20 September 7pm, 2019

Paul Dyer would like to introduce Australian audiences to three electrifying young artists who have glanced around the corner and are seeking to define Baroque performance of the future.

At just 11 years of age, violin prodigy Christian Li has already won the Yehudi Menuhin Violin Competition in Europe. Soprano Madison Nonoa won the hearts of Noël! Noël! audiences in her celebrated 2016 performances. Baroque violinist Annie Gard is a musician on the move and is forging a reputation for powerfully emotional and captivating performances. These vivacious local musicians are making momentous musical waves across London, New York and Geneva and will ignite the Brandenburg stage as they unite with spirited virtuosity and the immense excitement of infinite musical imagination expressed with boundless youthful energy, performing captivating works from Halvorsen, Bach, Handel & Vivaldi.

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THE FOUR SEASONS

Fri 1 November 7pm, Sat 2 November 2pm, Sat 2 November 7pm, Wed 6 November 7pm, Wed 13 November 7pm, Fri 15 November 7pm, 2019

Brace against a biting Italian winter and feel the eruption of a summer storm in this inventive re-imagining of The Four Seasons.

Inspired by four sonnets depicting rustic scenes from the Italian countryside, The Four Seasons challenges musicians to create striking musical impressions. The identity of the sonnets’ author is lost. The music the words inspired however is synonymous with The Red Priest – Antonio Vivaldi.

Georg Philipp Telemann’s Water Music is an imaginative orchestral suite in ten vibrant movements. This programmatic work evokes vivid nautical images from a remote mythological past of wrathful sea gods, mischievous water nymphs and the rulers of the winds.

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NOËL! NOËL!

Sat 14 December 5pm, Sat 14 Dec 7.30pm, Wed 18 December 5pm, Wed 18 December 7.30pm, 2019

Noël! Noël! shimmers with all the spark and celebration of the starting summer. Experience the pure spiritual joy of rare festive pieces and much-anticipated classics. 

The ethereal Brandenburg Choir joins the orchestra and a highly-celebrated guest artist in a concert brimming with joyful twists and soulful serenity. Noël! Noël! will be a season highlight and will provide a lustrous capstone to the Brandenburg’s 30th Anniversary year.

Expect to be surprised, moved and then float from the concert hall into the festive season.

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2020 Season

Artistic Director Paul Dyer invites you to visit Venice, Paris and Istanbul in a concert season bursting with the brilliant colours of Baroque. Expect to be gripped, uplifted and moved by bold programming and virtuosic performances. The Baroque spirit of invention runs through the Brandenburg’s imaginative 2020 season which features masterworks by its greatest composers.

Discover the brilliant colours of Baroque.

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra 2020 season subscriptions are now available via their website and single tickets will be on sale via City Recital Hall's Box Office and website from 2 December 2019.

Vivaldi's Venice

Wed 26 February 7pm, Fri 28 February 7pm, Sat 29 February 2pm, Sat 29 February 7pm, Wed 11 March 7pm, Fri 13 March 7pm, 2020

Visit Vivaldi’s Venice with extraordinary French harpist Xavier de Maistre in a performance shimmering with light and colour.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Vivaldi Concerto for harp (lute) in D major
Marcello Concerto for harp (oboe) in D minor
Vivaldi L’inverno, Concerto for harp (violin) in F minor

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Mozart's Clarinet

Wed 6 May 7pm, Fri 8 May 7pm, Sat 9 May 2pm, Sat 9 May 7pm, Wed 13 May 7pm, Fri 15 May 7pm, 2020

Mozart’s bright and achingly beautiful basset clarinet concerto performed on the rare and richly voiced instrument of the period.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Mozart Concerto for oboe in C major
W.F. Bach Adagio e Fuga
Mozart Concerto for basset clarinet in A major

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Bach's Violin

Wed 22 July 7pm, Fri 24 July 7pm, Sat 25 July 2pm, Sat 25 July 7pm, Wed 29 July 7pm, Fri 31 July 7pm, 2020

Thrilling German Baroque violinist Jonas Zschenderlein joins Brandenburg string soloists to perform concertos, sonatas and a suite by Bach.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Bach Concerto for violin in E major
Bach Concerto for three violins in D major
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major

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Notre-Dame

Wed 2 September 7pm, Fri 4 September 7pm, Wed 16 September 7pm, Fri 18 September 7pm, Sat 19 September 2pm, Sat 19 September 7pm, 2020

The rich musical tradition of Notre-Dame told in a theatrical concert experience entwining music for orchestra and choir with spoken word and song.

PROGRAM
Featuring music by French composers Campra, Lully, Rameau, Rebel and more.

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Ottoman Baroque

Wed 28 October 7pm, Fri 30 October 7pm, Sat 31 October 2pm, Sat 31 October 7pm, Wed 4 November 7pm, Fri 6 November 7pm, 2020

The mesmerising Whirling Dervishes are steeped in mystique and will return from Turkey to dazzle in Paul Dyer’s musical meditation.

PROGRAM
A pasticcio featuring Allegri, Boccherini, Lully, Marais, Telemann, and traditional music from Turkey.

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NOËL! NOËL!

Sat 12 December 5pm, Sat 12 December 7.30pm, Wed 16 December 5pm, Wed 16 December 7.30pm, 2020

Gather your family and friends together this Christmas and spend a joyous evening sharing rare carols, medieval hymns and a cheeky musical surprise.

PROGRAM
Filled with timeless carols including O Come All Ye Faithful, Stille Nacht and many musical surprises.

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