The Australian Haydn Ensemble Brings Classical Period Instruments to the Modern-Day Stage

by LukeAdmin

The Art House, Wyong is the place to be for music this June with the addition of the Australian Haydn Ensemble added to the bill for the first time with one of their season shows. Die Stille Nacht brings beautiful baroque works by Vivaldi, Telemann and Biber, featuring Haydn Ensemble soloists David Greco (baritone) and Melissa Farrow (flute).  

Playing on period instruments that reflect the true sound of the compositions from that era, the Australian Haydn Ensemble are one of Australia’s leading historically informed orchestras and chamber music groups. Some of these instruments are incredibly difficult to play, showing the artists’ commitment to historical research and performance. Together, the instruments and the musicians create a sound world that is as close as possible to the way the composers heard their work when it was created.

Die Stille Nacht will take audiences on a journey from the darkness and into the light. This beautiful concert turns the dark night of the soul into a blissful place. The ebony tones of baritone David Greco blend perfectly with dark velvet strings, while the baroque flute shines as delicately as a thin crescent of moonlight.

The program features two ravishing works by Telemann – his solo cantata ‘Der am Ölberg zagende Jesus’, known as Die Stille Nacht (The Silent Night), and his tender Sonata à 6 in F minor for strings, woven together with works by Vivaldi, including the exquisite Flute Concerto in G minor, known as ‘La Notte’.

“...The Australian Haydn Ensemble exudes precision, elegance and spirit...” – Sydney Arts Guide

The Art House is committed to providing quality matinee entertainment on the Central Coast to make live theatre accessible to the community. For this performance, they will be offering an optional pre-show afternoon tea of scones with cream and jam, plus unlimited and percolated coffee to make a day of it!

The Art House presents

Australian Haydn Ensemble – Die Stille Nacht

Sun 18 June – 2PM

Adult: $49.00, Concession: $42.00, Art House Member: $39.00, Under 30: $35.00

Optional afternoon tea pre-order $6.00 ($8.00 on the day)

From / 02 4335 1485

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