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Sunday, May 24, 2015


 (Petra Conrads & Simon Milliken)

The second concert of the 2015 Series will take place on May 31 at the Church of the Mariannhill Monastery.

The programme is titled Earth’s Sounds and audiences are invited to prepare themselves for a journey through the unusual with colourful and expressive music!

Simon Milliken (Bass), Petra Conrads (Flute) feature in this programme where sounds of the Earth, Water, Fire, Chaos and birds like the nightingale, the cuckoo, the quail, the chicken can be heard.

They will perform pieces with striking musical descriptions and depictions: Jean-Féry Rebel’s extraordinary Les Elemens conjures up Chaos, Earth, Air, Fire and Water, as well as the magical calls of the nightingale and other birds. It is scored for strings, woodwinds, brass and timpani.

Johann Joseph Fux’s Overture No.4 in D Major also portrays the nightingale, along with the cuckoo and the quail, while Jean-Philippe Rameau’s 6ème concert humorously imitates the chicken. Handel's Concerto Grosso op 3 no 1 for strings, flutes and oboes is also on the programme.

The concert will take place at 15h00 on May 31 in the Church of the Mariannhill Monastery. Tickets R120 at the door. Ample and safe parking available. For more information contact 031 312 5539.

Baroque 2000 is sponsored by Die Rupert Musiekstigting.