Sounds of the Italian Baroque masters will delight

PERIOD INSTRUMENTS: Melissa Farrow is the flautist with the Australian Brandenburg Ensemble. She is playing in Goulburn this Saturday.

PERIOD INSTRUMENTS: Melissa Farrow is the flautist with the Australian Brandenburg Ensemble. She is playing in Goulburn this Saturday.

The works of various Italian masters will be performed on period instruments by the Australian Brandenburg Ensemble in Goulburn this weekend. 

ENSEMBLE: Members of the Brandenburg Ensemble, who will play in Goulburn this weekend. Tickets are available at the GRC Office or online at trybooking.com/322006

ENSEMBLE: Members of the Brandenburg Ensemble, who will play in Goulburn this weekend. Tickets are available at the GRC Office or online at trybooking.com/322006

The Goulburn Regional Conservatorium is looking forward to welcoming back the Brandenburg Ensemble on Saturday, November 18.

Their concert, Rare Italian Masterworks features music by Monteverdi, Vivaldi and other Italian masters such as Barbara Strozzi.

The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s artistic director and co-founder Paul Dyer said the orchestra is committed to bringing the unique Brandenburg sound of Baroque and early classical music on period instruments to audiences around Australia.  

“The Baroque period is filled with stories of passion, love and loss - incredible adventures of the imagination,” Mr Dyer said. 

“I love nothing more than for his audience to experience these stories, by bringing ancient magic to life with a modern and uniquely Brandenburg twist.”

The musicians in the orchestra are: Josie Ryan, soprano; Melissa Farrow, flute; Matt Bruce, violin; Anna McMichael, violin; Marianne Yeomans, viola; Jamie Hey, cello and Tommie Andersson, theorbo. 

A Conservatorium spokesperson said the concert would be an “intimate and exclusive experience” with the Brandenburg Ensemble.

“It’s also a fantastic opportunity to see and hear the Ensemble’s collection of rare period instruments, including the theorbo (an instrument in the lute family),” the spokesperson said. 

The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra have won five ARIA awards for Best Classical Album.

“They celebrate music from the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries with excellence, flair and joy,” the spokesperson said. 

“They use original edition scores and instruments of the period, while breathing fresh life and vitality into baroque and classical masterpieces with the best baroque talents of today.

“Come and hear the music as though the music has just sprung from the composer’s pen.” 

The concert is on from 7.30pm Saturday, November 18 in the Old Ceramics Room, Goulburn Regional Conservatorium, 160 Bourke St.

Tickets cost Adult - $40, Concession and  GRC Member - $35, or children - $30. 

Tickets are available at the GRC Office or online at trybooking.com/322006