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Thursday, April 25, 2019


(Dr Bridget Rennie-Salonen)

The second Concert of Baroque 2000’ Series will take place on Sunday 5 May, 11h30, at the Church of the Mariannhill Monastery.

The programme will explore works composed either just before of just after the border-line of the “Golden Baroque”, a period in time usually considered as being Johann Sebastian Bach’s dates of birth and death (1685–1750).The performance will open with the famous Fechtschule (the fencing school) by Johann Heinrich Schmelzer.

Dr Bridget Rennie-Salonen will be the soloist in the concerto for flute in D minor by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (JS Bach’s second son). The concert will end with the famous Symphony No 94 by Joseph Haydn. This work is also called “Surprise” or the symphony “Mit dem Paukenschlag” (with the timpani hit): the audience will indeed be very surprised and entertained by Baroque 2000’s own interpretation of this beautiful work!

The concert will take place at 11h30 on May 5, 2019, at the Church of the Mariannhill Monastery. Tickets R150 at the door and The Monastery’s Tea garden is open for refreshments and light lunches. There is ample, safe and free parking.

For more information contact Michel Schneuwly on 031 312 5539 or 082 303 5241 or email