2013 dates

FREE PERFORMANCES OF

VENUS AND ADONIS (1715)

by

J. C. PEPUSCH

23 and 26 November, U. Q. Art Museum



J. C. Pepusch's Venus & Adonis at the UQ Art Museum

In late November this year, the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence for the History of the Emotions will host two performances of Johann Christoph Pepusch's masque Venus & Adonis with baroque orchestra at the University of Queensland. First performed to critical acclaim at London's Theatre Royal at Drury Lane in March 1715, the work is a setting of an English-language libretto by Colley Cibber (after Ovid). Similar in tone and length to Handel's Acis & Galatea, this small-scale opera tells the captivating story of the love between Venus and Adonis, and the bitter jealousy of his rival, Mars.

The work will be performed with vocal soloists and the expanded Badinerie Players on original instruments, under the musical direction of harpsichordist Donald Nicholson (a member of the Melbourne-based baroque trio Latitude 47) with theatrical direction by Professor Jane Davidson (of UWA, who has recently worked on a number of baroque operas in collaboration with harpist Andrew Lawrence-King, including a Copenhagen production of Monteverdi's Orfeo). The score has been edited by UQ academic (and baroque oboist) Dr Samantha Owens from a manuscript set of parts now held in the library of London's Royal Academy of Music, that can be traced back to a 1718 revival at the Lincoln's Inn Fields theatre.

There will be two performances, on Saturday, 23 November at 2pm and Tuesday, 26 November at 6:30pm, both at the UQ Art Museum (St Lucia Campus). For further information, please contact Sam Owens (e-mail: s.owens@uq.edu.au).





The Badinerie Players

A Concert of French- and Italian Style Baroque Music

ABC Sunday Live

2.45 pm, 11 August 2013

ABC Studio, 114 Grey St (Corner Russell St), South Bank, Brisbane

This concert will be broadcast live nationally on ABC Classic FM. Please be seated by 2.45, so that the concert can start punctually at 3pm.


Programme

Suite from Le bourgeois gentilhomme (1670)                                    Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632–1687)

Ouverture – Air – Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs – Deuxième air – Troisième air – Entrée des Scaramouches, Trivelins et Arlequin – Chaconne des Scaramouches, Trivelins et Arlequin



Sonata 14 from Sonate concertate in stil moderno, Book 2 (1629)    Dario Castello (?–?)



Suite in A minor for recorder and strings, TWV 55:a2                      Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767)

Ouverture – Les Plaisirs – Air à l’Italien – Menuet 1& 2 – Réjouissance – Passepied 1 & 2 – Polonaise

  
The Badinerie Players:
Recorder                                             Sarah Meagher
Baroque violin                                     Margaret Connolly, Wayne Brennan
Baroque viola                                      Nicholas Tomkin
Baroque cello                                      Dan Curro
Viola da gamba, baroque bass            Michael O’Loghlin
Harpsichord                                        Catherine Stirling
Percussion                                           Nozomi Omote



To begin, our first performance of the music from Lully's Intermède, originally written to accompany the play by Molière. This contrasts with the early Italian Baroque style of Castello’s sonata. Then the full ensemble returns, welcoming recorder virtuoso Sarah Meagher as soloist in Telemann's brilliant A Minor Suite. 




A Concert of French- and Italian-Style Baroque Music

11 Petrie Street Ascot

Suite from Le bourgeois gentilhomme (1670)                                Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632–1687)

Sonata 14 from Sonate concertate in stil moderno, Book 2 (1629)    Dario Castello (?–?)

Concert 3 from Pièces de clavecin en concert (1741)             Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683–1764)
La Lapoplinière – La Timide – 1er Tambourin – 2e Tambourin en Rondeau – 1er Tambourin

Suite in A minor for recorder and strings, TWV 55:a2                Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767)


The Badinerie Players:
Recorder                                             Sarah Meagher
Baroque violin                                     Margaret Connolly, Wayne Brennan
Baroque viola                                      Nicky Tomkin
Baroque cello                                      Dan Curro
Viola da gamba, baroque bass             Michael O’Loghlin
Harpsichord                                        Catherine Stirling


To begin, our first performance of the music from Lully's Intermede, originally written to accompany the play by Moliere. This contrasts with the early Italian Baroque style of Castello's sonata. Rameau's Concert is a dazzling and elegant work for just harpsichord, violin and gamba. Then the full ensemble returns, welcoming recorder virtuoso Sarah Meagher as soloist in Telemann's brilliant A Minor Suite. 




7.30 pm, 31 March 2013

On Easter Sunday, 31 March 2013, three of the Badineries from the 2012 performance of Der Tod Jesu will perform in a concert in the Nickson Room at UQ entitled "Le Tendre Engagement." For full details and map, please follow the link!