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Van Diemen’s Band: Albinoni, Becker, Erlebach, Scheidt, Sainte-Colombe, Muffat, Nicolson & Sigfúsdóttir

3 May 2022 @ 19:00 - 21:00

$15 – $153

This Tasmanian Baroque ensemble invites you to explore the historic borderlands of Europe. 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.

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Melbourne Recital Centre – Elisabeth Murdoch Hall
Southbank Boulevard
Melbourne, Vic Australia
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