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Single tickets on sale Tuesday 11 January 2022, 9am AEDT

Tasmanian Baroque ensemble Van Diemen’s Band invites you to explore the historic borderlands of Europe on their national tour with Musica Viva Australia. For centuries, generations of musicians wrote dances and masses, symphonies and quartets, as their homelands changed ownership under their feet. Or their nations remained steadfast, allowing the most magical cultural overlaps at the border fringes.

Through composers such as Samuel Scheidt and Dietrich Becker, you will hear the trials of battle – loss, regret, resentment  – and, at long last, healing. Listen to composers who were touched by the Thirty Years’ War within the Holy Roman Empire, their countries crumbling around them.

María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir (Iceland) and Donald Nicolson (Australia) are living composers who will bring you closer to our time. Just as Van Diemen’s Band invites instrumental guests from across Australia’s state borders, these composers remind us how we’re still united through music – no matter what borders lie between us.

Moving from lament to humour and virtuosity with unanimity, creating a kaleidoscope of emotions that tugged the heartstrings.

- Limelight

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  • 'Borderlands'

    Becker
    Sonata No. 5 in F Major (1674)
    Scheidt
    Galliard Battaglia (1621)
    Becker
    Paduan
    Sainte-Colombe
    Les Pleurs
    Scheidt
    Courant
    Erlebach
    Courant
    Anon
    Sonata Jucunda
    Biber
    Ciacona from Mensa Sonora (1680)
    Rosenmüller
    Sonata No. 9 in D Major (1682)
    Nicolson
    New work (2022)
    Albinoni
    Sonata No. 5 in C Major (1700)(1798)
    Sigfúsdóttir
    Clockworking (2013)
    Muffat
    Sonata in D Major (1677)
  • Julia Fredersdorff
    Artistic director & violin
    Simone Slattery
    Violin & recorder
    Lizzy Welsh
    Viola
    Laura Vaughan
    Bass viol
    Anton Baba
    Bass Viol & cello
    Donald Nicolson
    Harpsichord & organ