Music: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment & Rachel Podger

13 October 2017

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21 November @ Perth Concert Hall ◆
Musica Viva Australia ◆

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

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