Concerto Copenhagen lands in Australia!
Musica Viva staff had their eyes on the skies last week – and all the travel and weather websites they could find. With volcanic dust from Chile disrupting flights around the world and particularly in Southern Australia, we were extremely relieved when the group landed at Melbourne airport on Friday evening.
The group is currently in Melbourne rehearsing with Genevieve Lacey, with the first concert in the tour tomorrow night in Melbourne. If you can’t make it to one of their concerts, listen for the live broadcasts on ABC Classic FM.
On this tour the orchestra performs a diverse mix of Baroque concertos and instrumental works, known and unknown, and music chosen for its intimacy, nuance and flexibility. Masterpieces by JS Bach and Vivaldi are complemented by an exploration of their lesser-known contemporary, Telemann.
“We play music of long ago in order not to create a museum, but to create the exact opposite… a very contemporary, here-and-now experience,” says director Lars Ulrik Mortensen.
Learn more about Concerto Copenhagen’s Australian tour program by listening to this podcast, courtesy of 2MBS FM and music educator and professional harpist Genevieve Lang.