John McCaughey: Musical Director

Duetti stravaganti: playing in the moment and from the 17th century

21st century realtime composition with instrumental fantasies between Renaissance and Baroque

Erkki Veltheim & Anthony Pateras (viola & celesta)
Ann Morgan & Lizzy Welsh (harpsichord & baroque violin)
Simone de Haan & Erkki Veltheim (trombone & electric violin)

Five of Australia’s fine instrumental players come together for an excursion to the extra-ordinary. Contemporary improvisation in two striking duo formations meets the new world of around 1600 with violin and harpsichord – the era of “extravagant consonances”, when the theatre of virtuosity and spontaneous expression entered Western music. Composers include Claudio Merulo, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Louis Couperin. The concert concludes with a sequence of solo improvisations, radiating from the dramatic extemporising of the young J.S. Bach in his Fantasia in A Minor BWV 922

Sunday 31 March, 5:00 pm

Church of All Nations
180 Palmerston St

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