Three Fine Fiddlers in Fringe Series by lindash


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                                                                                                                                            JANUARY 2009
Three Fine Fiddlers in Fringe Series
Adelaide Baroque has assembled three                                                                Before Bach & Beyond concerts also
of Australia’s best violinists in Lucinda                                                           feature Lesley Lewis [harpsichord],
Moon, Ben Dollman and Emma Luker                                                                    Graham Strahle [viola da gamba], Glenys
to feature in the Fringe series of four                                                             March [harpsichord] and special guest
intimate twilight concerts, Before Bach                                                             artist from Melbourne, Laura Vaughan
& Beyond, 28 February – 18 March.                                                                   [viola da gamba] making her debut with
All artists are Adelaide based, and it                                                              Adelaide Baroque.
seems that some lead double lives in
both the baroque and modern worlds.
Lucinda Moon, hailed as “Australia’s                                                                  Adelaide Fringe 2009
undisputed leader in baroque violin”
[Advertiser, March 08], began her career                                                              BEFORE BACH & BEYOND
as a modern violinist, performing with the                                                            Four exquisite twilight concerts.
Australian Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne           Lucinda Moon                                        Saturday 28 February at 6.00pm
Symphony Orchestra and Melbourne                                                                      Bach Violin Sonatas 1
Chamber Orchestra. However, in 1994             A graduate of the Elder Conservatorium,
she decided to specialise exclusively as        Ben undertook further study at Indiana                Emma Luker........ Violin
a baroque violinist.                            University USA on the baroque violin                  Lesley Lewis ........ Harpsichord
                                                with the Australian violinist Stanley                 Graham Strahle... Viola da gamba
“I decided not to lead that double life.
Once I made up my mind to play only             Ritchie, alongside work on the modern
                                                                                                      Saturday 7 March at 6.00pm
baroque violin, I left the modern one           violin with Franco Gulli and Yuval Yaron.
                                                                                                      Il Violino
behind.” Lucinda said.                          Ben commutes regularly between
                                                Adelaide and Sydney, where he currently               Lucinda Moon..... Baroque Violin
That turning point lead to further
intensive studies in the Netherlands at the     performs as Principal 2nd Violin and                  Saturday 14 March at 6.00pm
Royal Conservatorium in The Hague, and          soloist with the Australian Brandenburg               Bach Violin Sonatas II
a freelance career which includes a long        Orchestra and the Australian Brandenburg
                                                Ensemble. He is active as a chamber                   Emma Luker........ Violin
association with the Stockholm-based
                                                musician performing early music,                      Lesley Lewis ........ Harpsichord
trio The Musicke Roome who have toured
                                                and also freelances with the Adelaide                 Graham Strahle... Viola da gamba
Sweden, Germany, Mexico and Australia.
In Australia, Lucinda has performed and         Symphony Orchestra and Musica Viva.
                                                                                                      Wednesday 18 March at 6.00pm
recorded with many leading baroque              Emma Luker is best known as a member                  The Chamber of the Imagination
groups including the Elysium Ensemble           of The Fiddle Chicks, a well-known South
                                                                                                      Ben Dollman ....... Violin
(Melbourne), Chacona (Newcastle),               Australian celtic band. Also a graduate
                                                of the Elder Conservatorium, she is a                 Laura Vaughan.... Viola da gamba
Salut! Baroque, and Adelaide Baroque.
                                                session player and teacher, performing in             (Melbourne)
As Concertmaster of the Australian                                                                    Glenys March...... Harpsichord
Brandenburg Orchestra from 1995,                a large range of different styles including
Lucinda led the orchestra through               baroque. Emma’s reputation is as a very               Venue:     St. Cyprian’s Church
its concert series and Aria winning             fine folk fiddler, so she is “crossing over”                     70-72 Melbourne St,
recordings, and also appeared as soloist,       from folk to baroque.
                                                                                                                 North Adelaide
including a national tour of Vivaldi’s Four     Emma won the SA Folk Federation’s
                                                                                                      Duration: One hour, no interval
Seasons. December 2008 saw the last of          Best Instrumentalist of the Year award
her commitments with ABO, as she has            for 2006, 2007 and 2008, and was a                    Tickets:   Adult $35
resigned to explore other opportunities.        finalist in the 2008 Golden Fiddle Awards                        Conc & Friends $25
                                                at the Tamworth Music Festival. In terms                         Child $15
“I want to focus on performing 17th                                                                              (Service fees apply)
century violin repertoire and 18th century      of technique, how hard is it to swap
                                                between bluegrass and Bach?                           Bookings: FringeTIX 1300 374 643
French chamber music. French music is
                                                “I do play a lot of different styles. I               or
what got me started, and I really want
to go back to that.” Lucinda said.              become really involved in the music,                  tickets also available at the door.
Ben Dollman definitely leads a                  and tend to adapt well to the musical
                                                                                                      Special Offer: Buy Four
double musical life. He describes himself       environment I’m in.” said Emma. “I find
                                                there’s a lot of freedom to improvise in              Fringe Concerts and Save!
as “a versatile violinist with an active
performing career on both the baroque           baroque, as there is in folk, celtic and              See overleaf for more information.
and the modern violin.”                         rock. That’s the key for me.” she said.

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  Adult ................................... $120           L to R: ABC Sunday Live presenter Julie Howard with Adelaide Baroque
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                                                       Our final concerts last year celebrated               Ensemble and the Adelaide Baroque
                                                       the close of our 2008 season in fine                  Singers. The enthusiastic audience
                                                       style. In November, Adelaide Baroque                  demanded an encore, and the concert
                                                       performed a concert for a national                    won critical acclaim. Critic Elizabeth
Daylight Saving                                        live broadcast on ABC Sunday Live.                    Silsbury stated
When our one-hour Fringe concerts                      The program reprised highlights from                  “Adelaide Baroque has worked tirelessly
finish at 7.00pm, it will still be daylight!           our previous In Dulci Jubilo concert, and             to establish the highest standards of both
Daylight saving ends on 5 April 2009,                  was such a success that extra seats were              repertoire and performance in its chosen
so this will suit those who prefer their               ferried into the studio to accommodate                field. Long may this happy state of affairs
concerts in the afternoons. Book a                     the capacity audience!                                be sustained.” [Advertiser 19/12/08]
post-concert dinner in Melbourne                       A Baroque Christmas! in December                      Full details of this review can be found
Street, and you have a perfect evening.                featured an engaging program performed                on our website.
                                                       by a complement of 11 performers
Best of Friends                                        including the Adelaide Baroque String
It’s time to renew your Adelaide
Baroque Friends Membership for the                     Valé
2009 calendar year. This will entitle you              Dr Rayner Smith                                       Singing @ Sight
to substantial discounts on all Adelaide               In October 2008, the Early Music                      Singing @ Sight will resume by mid March
Baroque concerts and workshops, plus                   fraternity lost one of it great Adelaide              2009. Courses in reading music and aural
invitations to receptions, incentives and              patrons. Rayner Smith was a musical                   development are offered at two levels -
special events.                                        dilettante in the best sense of the word.             Beginning and Advanced. A new course
                                                       He was a great enthusiast for making                  focussing on the Theory of Music with a
Join the Friends and Win!                              music in his own home, and those who                  view to preparing for an AMEB certificate
                                                       shared his love of the viol were often                at 3rd Grade level will also be offered.
It is our aim to widen our friendship
                                                       hosted by him in an evening or afternoon              The courses are held at the Marryatville
circle this year. Join by 28 February
                                                       of consort playing. Back in the ‘70s and              High School Music Centre on Saturday
and you will go into the draw to win
                                                       ‘80s he was one the great revivalists of              mornings. Register your interest for
2 A Reserve tickets to Musica Viva’s
                                                       this wonderful culture that existed in                further information by contacting
concert featuring Australian soprano
                                                       the 16th and early 17th centuries when                the Course director, Lesley Lewis on
Miriam Allan on Thursday 26 March
                                                       musicians, poets and artists enjoyed                  8272 1761 or
at the Adelaide Town Hall. A protégé
                                                       sharing ideas and gaining inspiration
of Dame Emma Kirkby, Miriam Allan has
                                                       from one another. This was Rayner’s                     Adelaide Baroque Inc is assisted by the Government of
lived in London since 2003, performing
                                                       gift. He was a great supporter of our                   South Australia through Arts SA, and by the Australian
with many of the finest orchestras and
                                                       Adelaide Baroque organisation along                     Government through the Australia Council, its arts
choirs in Europe and the UK as well as
                                                       with several other musical societies to                 funding and advisory body.
with her mentor. This double pass is
                                                       which he belonged. Our sympathies
valued at $134.00, and full details are
                                                       rest with Pam, his family and friends.
                                                       Lesley Lewis
To join, return the enclosed Friends
                                                       Co-Principal, Adelaide Baroque
Membership Form and your card will
be posted out to you.
Thanks go to our friends at Musica Viva.

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