Sunday 23rd February
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this concert will now be held in the Garden Room of Annesley commencing at 3pm.
The venue is located at 10 Westwood Drive, Bowral.
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This concert featuring tenor Richard Lane and pianist John Martin, will feature a mixture of musical genres. Great hits of Mario Lanza and other favourites from the tenor repertoire will be performed by Richard with his glorious voice, while John will present a range of works including a number of classical and ragtime piano solos, various songs by Noel Coward, some of his own compositions, some Australiana, and the premiere of a new work titled Whimsical Prelude, Effimera and Tango by popular local composer Ann Carr-Boyd.
Premier Baroque Cello Duo with Belinda Manwaring & Tim Blomfield
Sunday 8th March, 2.30pm
Händel: Friend or Foe? will feature alluring sonatas and duets for 2 baroque cellos by Händel, Bononcini, Geminiani, Lanzetti, Porpora and Haym. Through their compositions, Premier Baroque Cello Duo Cellissimo– with Belinda Manwaring & Tim Blomfield, will draw you into the London music scene rivalries that split the mid-18th century music-loving public into 2 broad musical camps. On one side were the defenders of the more conventional Italian opera style, who idolised the composer and cellist Giovanni Bononcini (1670-1747) and brought him to London. Meanwhile, enthusiasts of Händel's new-style operas threw their lot in with the more recently arrived German. Satirically, the partisanship was captured in verse by contemporary poet John Byrom:
“Some say, compar'd to Buononcinny,
That Mynheer Handel's but a Ninny.
Others aver, that he to Handel
Is scarcely fit to hold a Candle:
Strange that this difference there should be
Twixt Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee!”
Saturday 21st March
Monday 23rd March through Saturday 4th April
A lifetime of encounters and collaborations shapes the skills and understanding a musician brings to a performance. This exhibition by concert photographer Peter Hislop documents musicians working with friends, teachers and colleagues across cultures, genres and generations - a musical village.
Saturday 18th April, 4.00pm
This was a very charming and delightful concert performed with delicacy and vigour. There was fine ensemble work by all and some dazzling harpsichord playing. (Sydney Arts Guide, 2017)
Duo keyboardists Michael Tsalka and Diana Weston bring a mixed program of classic favourites with some vibrant new music to Thoroughbass’s audiences. Building on a musical partnership formed over six years, Michael and Diana present story-telling duets for piano by Debussy, Ravel and Schubert during April 2020 in a series of concerts varying one from the other. Expect stunning new pieces for solo and different keyboard combinations (piano, piano duet, harpsichord, two harpsichords, and harpsichord and piano) from composers the world over including a sultry tango by Diana Blom (Australia), an energetic and sentimental duet from Joan Josep Gutiérrez (Spain), the myth of Io by Aspasia Nasopoulo (Greece/Netherlands), and atmospheric magic in Ann Carr-Boyd’s depiction of moonrise over an iconic Australian scene amongst many others.
Michael Tsalka – piano, harpsichord
Diana Weston – harpsichord, piano
Saturday 29th August
Donald Nicholson - Harpsichord
Julia Fredersdorff - violin
Laura Vaughan - Viol
Saturday 5th September, 2.30pm
James Cuddeford - violin
Geoffrey Gartner - cello
Daniel Herscovich - piano
W.A. MOZART - Piano Trio in E, KV 542
Camille SAINT-SAENS - Piano Trio No. 1 in F, Op.18
Franz SCHUBERT - Piano Trio in E flat, Op.100
Saturday 26th September, 2.30pm
String quartets to drift away and dream with.
Haydn - String Quartet No. 40 in F major Op. 50 No. 5 The Dream
Beethoven - String Quartet in F major Op. 18 No. 1
J.S. Bach - Goldberg Variations BWV 988 (arr. for string quartet)
The subject of dreams has long occupied the imagination of composers, poets, and artists throughout history. AHE explores this subject with an intriguing collection of works including Haydn’s Dream Quartet, Bach’s Goldberg Variations and Beethoven’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s Tomb Scene from Romeo and Juliet.
Haydn’s beautiful string quartet Op. 50 No. 5, The Dream, takes its nickname from the undulating chords accompanying a rhapsodic violin line and the dissonances providing a lulling effect in its serene ‘poco adagio’ second movement.
Bach's famous Goldberg Variations, written at the request of Count Kaiserling for Goldberg to play to him during his many sleepless nights to lull him into a state of slumber, are some of his most listened-to works. The original variations were written for harpsichord. In this concert, AHE presents a newly commissioned arrangement for string quartet.
AHE also presents Beethoven’s magnificent string quartet Op. 18 No. 1. The slow movement of this work is thought to have been inspired by the tragic Tomb Scene of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, where Romeo, finding Juliet asleep, believes her to be dead and thus takes his own life in vain.
Sunday 27th September
“TWO” celebrates the long-standing musical friendship of leading early musicians, lutenist Tommie Andersson and viola da gambist, Jenny Eriksson. In this truly special event, each will play a solo bracket before joining together as a dynamic duo. For more years than they care to remember The Marais Project’s Jenny Eriksson and Tommie Andersson have thrilled Australian audiences with their mastery of their respective instruments. They have collaborated on 7 CDs including an Australian first recording of Swedish baroque and folk music. The concert will also feature the world premiere of a solo work for viola da gamba by Paul Cutlan.
The best route by car travelling south from Bowral is:
51F Sunninghill Ave
02 4861 2664 or 0481 981 167
The Rose Room has a Steinway piano and two harps available for use, seating for 70 guests and up to 8 performers.
Janet can also prepare a sumptuous afternoon tea for guests and artists.
Bookings for hire of the Rose Room have closed for 2020.