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Australian Brandenburg Orchestra | ARIA Winning Musicians to Tour Regional NSW in October

Known for their vibrant and dynamic performances, the musicians of the five-time ARIA Award winning Australian Brandenburg Orchestra breathe 21st-century life into centuries-old music. The Brandenburg Ensemble, featuring five members of the orchestra, will perform four concerts around regional NSW in October in an intimate and striking program called Notturno (which simply means ‘night’).
 
This name reflects the evocative and sometimes dreamy mood of the music that they’ll play with the unusual combination of guitar, flute and strings – a blend of a decidedly exotic flavour.
The concert will showcase chamber music from the Classical period with works by Mozart and some of his guitar-playing contemporaries: Boccherini, Diabelli and the Bohemian composers Mertz and Matiegka.
 
The musical program for this tour has been curated by the Brandenburg’s principal flute player, Melissa Farrow.
 
“We play on period instruments of the type the composers knew at that time, and for which they wrote their music,” says Melissa.
 
“For example, I’ll be playing on a wooden flute made of Grenadilla wood, which is very different to play – and sounds very different – to the modern metal flute.
 
“The string instruments use strings made of sheep gut rather than the steel strings that a modern orchestra plays on.
 
“It is really exciting for us to get out on the road and bring this style of music and playing to areas outside the capital cities,” adds Melissa. “Audiences always really engage with the performances, even those that don’t know much about classical music or have experience of it. That’s really gratifying for us as musicians.”
 

“Thank you for a night we will never forget.”
Audience member
 
“It is fabulous”
The Sydney Morning Herald
 
“Infused the music with grace and character”
The Australian

 

PERFOFRMANCE DETAILS

YOUNG | Clifton House & Gardens
Saturday 20 October 3pm
$60 / $55 / $45 (plus booking fee)
Ticket price includes a drink & nibbles from 2pm
 
ORANGE | Regional Conservatorium
Monday 22 October 7pm
$40 / $35 / $25 (plus booking fee)
 
BLACKHEATH | Uniting Church
Tuesday 23 October 7pm
$40 / $35 / $25 (plus booking fee)
 
SINGLETON | Sisters’ Chapel, Sacred Spaces
Wednesday 24 October 7pm
$40 / $35 / $25 (plus booking fee)
 
For more information or to book call 1300 782 856 or (02) 9328 7581 or visit www.brandenburg.com.au.