ORCHESTRAL SERIES

ADELAIDE BAROQUE

SEASON 2022

Relive gems of the baroque period and explore new repertoire with our Orchestral Series and Baroque Explorations concerts.

ORCHESTRAL SERIES 1

FORCES OF NATURE: A FRENCH ENCOUNTER

Saturday 21 May 7.30pm, Elder Hall, Adelaide

Price: Adult $55  |  Concession $39 (incl. Seniors)

Sunday 22 May 3.00pm, St Andrew’s Uniting Church, Strathalbyn

Price: Adult $35  |  Concession $30 (incl. Seniors)

Featured artists

Kate MacFarlane Soprano

Padma Newsome Composer

Ben Dollman Violin / Director

with the Adelaide Baroque Orchestra

Program curator Ben Dollman

The eighteenth century in Europe was a time of great scientific discovery, as explorers such as Nicolas Baudin voyaged to these very shores. Artists were in turn inspired by the awe of the natural world, and in this concert, you will hear the power of the seas, the sun and the elements depicted in the theatrical splendour of the French Baroque of Paris and Versailles.

Forces of Nature also features the premiere of a special new work, The French Violin by Australian composer Padma Newsome, inspired by an old French violin that came to survive the force of the Australian bushfires of 2020.

Click here to read our interview with Padma Newsome

Program to include

Marin Marais – Suite from Alcyone

Jean-Féry Rebel – Les Élémens

Selections from ballet and opera by Jean-Philippe Rameau and Jean-Baptiste Lully

Duration Approximately ninety minutes, including a twenty-minute interval.

ORCHESTRAL SERIES 2

Jewel of the City: Music of Dresden

Sunday 7 August 3.00pm, Elder Hall, Adelaide

Price: Adult $55  |  Concession $39 (incl. Seniors)

Pre-concert talk by Dr Jan Stockigt 2.00pm

Featured artists

Sally-Anne Russell Mezzo Soprano

Ben Dollman Violin / Director

with the Adelaide Baroque Orchestra

Program curator Ben Dollman

During the middle of the eighteenth century, the court orchestra of the German city of Dresden was the most famous orchestra in all of Europe. Known for its brilliance and virtuosic performances, it pioneered a new kind of sound from composers within its own ranks, whilst attracting luminaries such as Vivaldi and J.S. Bach to write for it.

In this program Adelaide Baroque builds on its highly successful Zelenka project of 2021, recreating the splendour of this orchestra, this time featuring stunning arias from Dresden’s ‘power couple’ – composer Johann Adolf Hasse and his soprano wife Faustina Bordoni – the jewel in Dresden’s crown!

Program to include

Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto in F for Violin, 2 Horns, 2 Oboes and Bassoon, RV 568

Johann David Heinichen – Concerto in F for 2 Horns, Flute and Violin, S 234

Arias by Johann Adolf Hasse, Antonio Vivaldi and Nicola Porpora

Duration Approximately ninety minutes, including a twenty-minute interval.

ORCHESTRAL SERIES 3

Solace and Joy: Music of the German Baroque

Saturday 26 November 7.30pm, St Peter’s Cathedral, North Adelaide

Price: Adult $55  |  Concession $39 (incl. Seniors)

Sunday 27 November 3.00pm, St Aloysius’ Catholic Church, Sevenhill

Price: Adult $35  |  Concession $30 (incl. Seniors)

Featured artists

Rachael Beesley Violin / Director

Jessica Dean Soprano

with the Adelaide Baroque Orchestra

Program curator Lynton Rivers

Adelaide Baroque is delighted to return to St Peter’s Cathedral and to Sevenhill in November 2022 to present a diverse range of vocal and instrumental works of the German Baroque.

Rachael Beesley is Co-Artistic Director, Director and Concertmaster of the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra, and is recognised as a world leader in historically informed performance. We welcome Rachael to direct the Adelaide Baroque Orchestra with soprano, Jessica Dean, and to lead an iconic Bach violin concerto.

Program to include

Johann Sebastian Bach – Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041

Johann Sebastian Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat, BWV 1051

George Frideric Handel – Gloria, HWV deest

Duration Approximately ninety minutes, including a twenty-minute interval.

TICKETING

INFORMATION

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Companion Card

Adelaide Baroque is pleased to be an affiliate of the Companion Card program – to organise companion tickets please contact Adelaide Baroque direct.

CONVENIENT

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS

Elder Hall

The University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide
Access: Enter via the lift on the eastern side of the building

St Andrew’s Uniting Church

10 Alfred Place, Strathalbyn
Access: Enter via ramp at the front entrance

North Adelaide Baptist Church

154 Tynte Street, North Adelaide
Access: Enter via the Eastern side door

St Peter’s Cathedral

27 King William Road, North Adelaide
Enter via side door off the carpark on northern side of Cathedral

Adelaide Baroque reserves the right to change the program or artists without notice

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