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Concert 1: Adhoc Baroque

  • All Saints Church Belmore St Canowindra, NSW, 2804 Australia (map)

The Garden of Love

Following its acclaimed program of cantatas at the 2018 festival, Canberra's Ad Hoc Baroque returns to celebrate springtime with a superb cantata by Alessandro Scarlatti, "Il Giardino d'Amore" ("The Garden of Love"). This tells the story of the goddess Venus and the love-stricken shepherd boy Adonis. Scored for recorder, trumpet and strings, its duets and arias are full of musical variety, evocative descriptions of nature, and emotional feeling. Also including a delightful recorder concerto by Scarlatti, this program captures a wonderful evening's entertainment as enjoyed by princes and cardinals in Rome around 1700.

Adhoc Baroque
Greta Claringbould - Soprano
Maartje Sevenster - Alto
Barbara Jane Gilby and Jack Chenoweth - Violin 1
Pip Thompson and Matthew Witney - Violin 2
Rachel Johnston - Cello
Holly Downes - Double bass
Robyn Mellor, - Recorder
Justin Lingard Trumpet
Peter Young Harpsichord and direction

Earlier Event: October 21
Dinner & Concert 5: Sydney Consort
Later Event: October 19
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