CMNZ presents Van Diemen's Band - Borderlands

9 Herschell Street, Napier

Borders divide us. Yet in the meeting places between one thing and another is sometimes found the greatest variety and vitality. From Tasmania comes a group of performers that revel in the liveliness and intrigue of borderlands. Playing music of composers who lived and worked, as fluid borders shifted beneath their feet. A musical backdrop to the tumult of the Thirty Years War and the meeting of cultures at the edges of the Holy Roman and Ottoman Empires.

Julia Fredersdorff, artistic director/violin, has curated a programme that explores the sublime simplicity of music of the early baroque period, as well as works startling for their originality and spirited evocations of battles and dances—all performed with the raw freshness that audiences have come to know from music on gut strings and original set ups.

PROGRAMME
Highlights include

DIETRICH BECKER
Sonata a 5 in F major

SAMUEL SCHEIDT
Galliarda Battaglia

HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ VON BIBER
Ciacona from ‘Mensa sonora’

DONALD NICOLSON
A new work (premiere)

TOMASO ALBINONI
Sinfonia a cinque. op 2

THE PERFORMERS
Julia Fredersdorff Artistic director/violin
Simone Slattery violin/recorder
Lizzy Welsh viola
Laura Vaughan bass viol
Anton Baba bass viol/cello
Donald Nicolson harpsichord

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When

Sat 13th Aug 2022, 7:30pm

Where

MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

9 Herschell Street, Napier

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