Wesley is delighted to be presenting a relatively new orchestra, making their very 1st appearance in Warragul,
This orchestra specializes in historically informed and inspired performances using original or restored instruments of the period.
The orchestra boasts some of Australia’s finest Baroque music instrumentalists and performs an annual concert season at the Church of All Nations in Carlton.
The orchestra has featured soloists such as the internationally recognized organist, John O’Donnell, Baroque Flute virtuoso Greg Dikmans, and Baroque violinist David Irving.
This year the international Baroque violinist, Elizabeth Wallfisch will be a guest soloist with the Orchestra as-well as Oboist Kyrten Barry.
The orchestra collaborates in performances with the Australian Chamber Choir, The Choir of Newman College and Polyphonic Voices.
For the concert by the Melbourne Baroque Orchestra here at Wesley on Sunday 17th March the guest soloist will be one of Australia’s finest Clarinetists Craig Hill, performing on a Basset Clarinet, the stunningly beautiful Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A K.581.
Craig has been a member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra since 1992 and a principal and soloist with The Australian Chamber Orchestra and The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra over the past 20 years.
The program for the Melbourne Baroque Orchestra also features 2 rarely heard Cello Sonatas by Luigi Boccherini. These will be performed by orchestra members, Rosanne Hunt and Josephine Vains, both ladies playing Baroque cellos.
The concert concludes with another composition by Luigi Boccherini, his popular
String Quintet with the title Musica notturna delle Strade di Madrid,
Night music on the streets of Madrid.