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Beasts and Battles
Nov
24
4:00 PM16:00

Beasts and Battles

Adelaide Baroque Orchestra Presents
Beast and Battles
Conducted by Ben Dollman
With special guests Max Riebl (countertenor) and Guy Fishman (cello)

Vivid depictions of war in Biber’s 1673 Battalia, Telemann’s portrayal of Don Quixote attacking the windmills; the conflicts in Purcell’s King Arthur, Handel’s Orlando, and Matthew Locke’s The Tempest and Corette’s portrayal of Native American War dances. The Beasts (real or imagined) give this seventeenth century program another dimension and depth: Biber’s unseen enemy, the monster that Orlando begs to battle, the Cold Genius from King Arthur, and Don Quixote’s ‘thirty or forty hulking giants’. Fiery, vibrant, passionate and unpredictable music from turbulent times and the genius of Handel, Telemann, Purcell, Locke, Corrette and Biber.

Tickets:
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Hard to Handel
Sep
8
8:00 PM20:00

Hard to Handel

Superstars from the world of baroque and contemporary pop unite. The greatest performers across three centuries share the stage for one final night. 
This is the FINAL ever performance of the critically acclaimed Hard to Handel.
*We regret to inform that the venue is not wheelchair accessible

Tickets:
www.trybooking.com/XICL

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Carissimi: Historia di Jephte - The Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra
Aug
19
7:00 PM19:00

Carissimi: Historia di Jephte - The Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra

Giacomo Carissimi (c.1605 – 1674) is today celebrated as one of the most important masters of the early Italian Baroque. Carissimi established the characteristic features of the Latin oratorio and was a prolific composer of motets and cantatas. He was highly influential in musical developments in north European countries through his pupils and the wide dissemination of his music. His oratorio Historia di Jephte, composed around 1648, is based on the story of Jephtha in the Old Testament Book of Judges, and is scored for 7 solo voices, 6 part chorus, flutes, and plucked strings. Easily Carissimi’s best-known composition, the oratorio is written in the operatic, declamatory style developed by Monteverdi and others at the beginning of the 17th Century.

The famous last chorus, ‘Plorate filli Israel’ (‘Weep all ye daughters of Israel’), is widely considered one of the greatest choruses ever composed. Full of taut suspensions and agonizingly beautiful vocal lines it uses dense harmony from the six-part choir to paint the weeping of a community for a young girl who’s about to be sacrificed. It grips both performer and listener to the very last note.

Royal Melbourne Philharmonic

Andrew Wailes, conductor
Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra

Tickets:
http://rmp.org.au/concert/carissimi-historia-di-jephte-rmp-aria-final/

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Max Riebl - Hard to Handel II
Jul
1
12:30 PM12:30

Max Riebl - Hard to Handel II

A performance combining virtuosic hits by the greatest composer of the baroque era with songs from the golden era of pop.

Arias of betrayal, murderous rage and lust are juxtaposed with the ballads of Adele, Dusty Springfield and Elvis, that deal with love and despair. The show reframes baroque drama in modern existential emotion and unshackling virtuosic music with pop's carefree energy.

Max Riebl, an internationally recognised countertenor, reimagines powerful dramatic scenes in a modern context.

Part of The Melbourne Cabaret Festival 2018.

Tickets:
http://www.melbournecabaret.com/max-riebl-the-great-pretender

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Max Riebl - Hard to Handel II
Jun
30
12:30 PM12:30

Max Riebl - Hard to Handel II

A performance combining virtuosic hits by the greatest composer of the baroque era with songs from the golden era of pop.

Arias of betrayal, murderous rage and lust are juxtaposed with the ballads of Adele, Dusty Springfield and Elvis, that deal with love and despair. The show reframes baroque drama in modern existential emotion and unshackling virtuosic music with pop's carefree energy.

Max Riebl, an internationally recognised countertenor, reimagines powerful dramatic scenes in a modern context.

Part of The Melbourne Cabaret Festival 2018.

Tickets:
http://www.melbournecabaret.com/max-riebl-the-great-pretender

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Melbourne Cabaret Festival Opening Gala
Jun
19
6:30 PM18:30

Melbourne Cabaret Festival Opening Gala

Experience highlights of multiple shows from across the festival in the one extravaganza, hosted by the one and only Dolly Diamond.

Featuring:
Alyce Platt – Someone's Daughter
Max Riebl – The Great Pretender
Justin Clausen and Jamie Burgess – He's Every Woman
Drew Downing – God Only Knows: The Brian Wilson Songbook
Erin Hutchinson, Tyler Jacob Jones and Joshua Haines – What Doesn't Kill You [blah blah] Stronger
Danielle O'Malley – Nancy Sinatra: You Only Live Twice

Tickets:
http://www.melbournecabaret.com/opening-gala-2018

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Max Riebl and Stefan Cassomenos Private Concert
Jun
16
7:00 PM19:00

Max Riebl and Stefan Cassomenos Private Concert

Max Riebl and Stefan Cassomenos unite to perform both rare and revered masterpieces by Handel, Bach and Mozart. Following on from a sold out performance in March and an artistic collaboration spanning half a decade, this formidable duo explore the baroque and classical world with energy, calibre and drama.

 

Tickets:
https://www.trybooking.com/VSBA

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Fincham Hall Opening Concert- Royal Mail Hotel Dunkeld
Apr
13
4:00 PM16:00

Fincham Hall Opening Concert- Royal Mail Hotel Dunkeld

An organ concert featuring Geoffrey Cox, organist and Max Riebl, countertenor performing a selection of Italian Baroque and English Renaissance works, this concert will officially open the Hall which has been named to honour Australia’s pre-eminent organbuilder from the 19th century, George Fincham and will be the first concert performed on the magnificent, newly restored organ in residence. The sublime Fincham organ built in 1870-1873 has been rediscovered, and lovingly restored.

Ticket details: http://royalmail.com.au/our-event/fincham-hall-opening-concert/

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Music of the Red Priest - Royal Melbourne Philharmonic
Mar
25
7:00 PM19:00

Music of the Red Priest - Royal Melbourne Philharmonic

“Vivaldi. Music of the Red Priest” will feature an exciting program of music by one of the baroque’s most celebrated and virtuosic composers, Antonio Vivaldi.

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was born on March 4, 1678, in Venice, Italy. His father, Giovanni Battista Vivaldi, was a professional violinist who taught his young son to play as well. Through his father, Vivaldi met and learned from some of the finest musicians and composers in Venice at the time. While his violin practice flourished, a chronic shortness of breath barred him from mastering wind instruments. Vivaldi sought religious training as well as musical instruction. At the age of 15, he began studying to become a priest. He was ordained in 1703. Due to his red hair, Vivaldi was known locally as “il Prete Rosso,” or “the Red Priest.” Vivaldi’s career in the clergy was short-lived. Health problems prevented him from delivering mass and drove him to abandon the priesthood shortly after his ordination.

Featuring the acclaimed RMP choir and baroque orchestra with magnificent soloists, these two performances will be directed by Andrew Wailes, well known to Melbourne audiences for his dynamic interpretations of baroque works and will feature some of Australia’s leading early musicians.

Music to be presented will include rare performances of Vivaldi’s extraordinarily beautiful Beatus Vir (Psalm 111) RV 597 , for 5 solo voices, double chorus, 2 oboes, 2 organs, double strings & continuo , as well as the spectacular Dixit Dominus in D Major RV 594 for soloists, double choir and double orchestra. Other works will include the motet Nulla in mundo pax sincera RV 630, as well as the Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C major, RV 537 and the  sparkling  Concerto for Strings in G major, RV 151 (the ‘Concerto alla rustica‘).

2 performances, but seats are strictly limited so book early!

Tickets:
http://rmp.org.au/concert/vivaldi-music-of-the-red-priest/

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Music of the Red Priest - Royal Melbourne Philharmonic
Mar
25
2:00 PM14:00

Music of the Red Priest - Royal Melbourne Philharmonic

“Vivaldi. Music of the Red Priest” will feature an exciting program of music by one of the baroque’s most celebrated and virtuosic composers, Antonio Vivaldi.

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was born on March 4, 1678, in Venice, Italy. His father, Giovanni Battista Vivaldi, was a professional violinist who taught his young son to play as well. Through his father, Vivaldi met and learned from some of the finest musicians and composers in Venice at the time. While his violin practice flourished, a chronic shortness of breath barred him from mastering wind instruments. Vivaldi sought religious training as well as musical instruction. At the age of 15, he began studying to become a priest. He was ordained in 1703. Due to his red hair, Vivaldi was known locally as “il Prete Rosso,” or “the Red Priest.” Vivaldi’s career in the clergy was short-lived. Health problems prevented him from delivering mass and drove him to abandon the priesthood shortly after his ordination.

Featuring the acclaimed RMP choir and baroque orchestra with magnificent soloists, these two performances will be directed by Andrew Wailes, well known to Melbourne audiences for his dynamic interpretations of baroque works and will feature some of Australia’s leading early musicians.

Music to be presented will include rare performances of Vivaldi’s extraordinarily beautiful Beatus Vir (Psalm 111) RV 597 , for 5 solo voices, double chorus, 2 oboes, 2 organs, double strings & continuo , as well as the spectacular Dixit Dominus in D Major RV 594 for soloists, double choir and double orchestra. Other works will include the motet Nulla in mundo pax sincera RV 630, as well as the Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C major, RV 537 and the  sparkling  Concerto for Strings in G major, RV 151 (the ‘Concerto alla rustica‘).

2 performances, but seats are strictly limited so book early!

Tickets:
http://rmp.org.au/concert/vivaldi-music-of-the-red-priest/

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J.S. Bach, Johannes Passion
Mar
18
4:00 PM16:00

J.S. Bach, Johannes Passion

A Concert performance of Johannes Passion at Christ Church, South Yarra.
Choir of Christ Church South Yarra, Choral Scholars of St John's Malvern East, 
Melbourne Baroque Orchestra.
Soloists: Paul McMahon (Evangelist), Jordie Howell, Max Riebl, Timothy Reynolds, Timothy Newton, Michael Leighton Jones
Conductor: Michael Fulcher

Tickets:
https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=342463&

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Flinders Baroque Recital
Mar
11
2:00 PM14:00

Flinders Baroque Recital

A virtuoso performance is guaranteed with Melbourne’s acclaimed talent. There may be few opportunities to hear Maximilian in the near future, as his magnificent voice will be taking him onto the international stage. His recital will include virtuoso arias of the baroque era, along with the exquisite Klaglied of Buxtehude, Bach’s mentor. He will be accompanied on the Bechstein grand piano by Stefan Cassomenos, a virtuoso performer in his own right.

BOOKINGS OPEN THURSDAY 1 MARCH

https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=341454&

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Thomas Tallis' England
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

Thomas Tallis' England

Fly with the Brandenburg and soar gently above the rolling, patchwork fields of England with Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. The monumental legacy of Tallis weaves a common thread through this program of English masterworks by his contemporaries Purcell, Byrd and Gibbons.

Be lifted up by the pure angelic voice of countertenor Maximilian Riebl. Joined by the Brandenburg Choir, together their ethereal voices will take you to the shores of that sceptred isle on an epic journey of the imagination.

Tickets available at:
https://www.brandenburg.com.au/concerts/2018/thomas-tallis-england/

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Thomas Tallis' England
Mar
3
2:00 PM14:00

Thomas Tallis' England

Fly with the Brandenburg and soar gently above the rolling, patchwork fields of England with Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. The monumental legacy of Tallis weaves a common thread through this program of English masterworks by his contemporaries Purcell, Byrd and Gibbons.

Be lifted up by the pure angelic voice of countertenor Maximilian Riebl. Joined by the Brandenburg Choir, together their ethereal voices will take you to the shores of that sceptred isle on an epic journey of the imagination.

Tickets available at:
https://www.brandenburg.com.au/concerts/2018/thomas-tallis-england/

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Thomas Tallis' England
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Thomas Tallis' England

Fly with the Brandenburg and soar gently above the rolling, patchwork fields of England with Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. The monumental legacy of Tallis weaves a common thread through this program of English masterworks by his contemporaries Purcell, Byrd and Gibbons.

Be lifted up by the pure angelic voice of countertenor Maximilian Riebl. Joined by the Brandenburg Choir, together their ethereal voices will take you to the shores of that sceptred isle on an epic journey of the imagination.

Tickets available at:
https://www.brandenburg.com.au/concerts/2018/thomas-tallis-england/

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Thomas Tallis' England
Feb
25
5:00 PM17:00

Thomas Tallis' England

Fly with the Brandenburg and soar gently above the rolling, patchwork fields of England with Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. The monumental legacy of Tallis weaves a common thread through this program of English masterworks by his contemporaries Purcell, Byrd and Gibbons.

Be lifted up by the pure angelic voice of countertenor Maximilian Riebl. Joined by the Brandenburg Choir, together their ethereal voices will take you to the shores of that sceptred isle on an epic journey of the imagination.

Tickets available at:
https://www.brandenburg.com.au/concerts/2018/thomas-tallis-england/

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Thomas Tallis' England
Feb
24
7:00 PM19:00

Thomas Tallis' England

Fly with the Brandenburg and soar gently above the rolling, patchwork fields of England with Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. The monumental legacy of Tallis weaves a common thread through this program of English masterworks by his contemporaries Purcell, Byrd and Gibbons.

Be lifted up by the pure angelic voice of countertenor Maximilian Riebl. Joined by the Brandenburg Choir, together their ethereal voices will take you to the shores of that sceptred isle on an epic journey of the imagination.

Tickets available at:
https://www.brandenburg.com.au/concerts/2018/thomas-tallis-england/

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Thomas Tallis' England
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

Thomas Tallis' England

Fly with the Brandenburg and soar gently above the rolling, patchwork fields of England with Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. The monumental legacy of Tallis weaves a common thread through this program of English masterworks by his contemporaries Purcell, Byrd and Gibbons.

Be lifted up by the pure angelic voice of countertenor Maximilian Riebl. Joined by the Brandenburg Choir, together their ethereal voices will take you to the shores of that sceptred isle on an epic journey of the imagination.

Tickets available at:
https://www.brandenburg.com.au/concerts/2018/thomas-tallis-england/

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Thomas Tallis' England
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Thomas Tallis' England

Fly with the Brandenburg and soar gently above the rolling, patchwork fields of England with Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. The monumental legacy of Tallis weaves a common thread through this program of English masterworks by his contemporaries Purcell, Byrd and Gibbons.

Be lifted up by the pure angelic voice of countertenor Maximilian Riebl. Joined by the Brandenburg Choir, together their ethereal voices will take you to the shores of that sceptred isle on an epic journey of the imagination.

Tickets available at:
https://www.brandenburg.com.au/concerts/2018/thomas-tallis-england/

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