Egarr & The Golden Age
13 - 28 June 2015
PURCELL The Fairy Queen: Suite
W LAWES Consort set in 6 parts in C major
JS BACH Violin Concerto in A minor
HAYDN Keyboard Concerto in D major
HAYDN Symphony No.44 in E minor
Richard Egarr Guest Director & Keyboards
Satu Vänskä Lead Violin
'Egarr gave a riveting, highly idiosyncratic account of Haydn’s Keyboard Concerto in D major, explosive fingerwork coupling with stylistically and harmonically adventurous cadenzas to memorable effect' The Australian, 17 June
'The orchestra kept the audience guessing, offering passages of slumber then rising to the heights of jubilation with just a bar’s notice' The Age, 14 June
When Richard Egarr, the director of the Academy of Ancient Music, toured with us in 2012, we fell in love with his music-making. Intelligent, irreverent and bristling with energy, he brought new life to forgotten gems. We’re thrilled to welcome him back in 2015.
Hearing the music of Henry Purcell and William Lawes on the ACO's burgeoning collection of late 16th and 18th-century instruments is like travelling in time. Led by a master of historically informed performance, Bach and Haydn will be a revelation.
Learn more about the ACO's collection of rare Italian instruments.
Free pre-concert talks:
Canberra Llewellyn Hall, with Ken Healey
Sat 13 Jun 7.15pm
Melbourne Arts Centre, with John Weretka
Sun 14 Jun 1.45pm
Mon 15 Jun 7.15pm
Adelaide Town Hall, with Jim Koehne
Tue 16 Jun 7.15pm
Perth Concert Hall, with Cass Lake
Wed 17 Jun 6.45pm
Wollongong Town Hall, with Ken Healey
Sat 20 Jun 6.45pm
Brisbane QPAC Concert Hall, with Gillian Wills
Mon 22 Jun 7.15pm
Sydney City Recital Hall Angel Place, with Ken Healey
Tue 23 Jun 7.15pm
Wed 24 Jun 6.15pm
Fri 26 Jun 12.45pm
Sat 27 Jun 6.15pm
Sydney Opera House, with Ken Healey
Sun 28 Jun 1.15pm
'the Australian Chamber Orchestra rose with ease to the high energy set by Egarr'
'The man at the helm, and the harpsichord too, was Richard Egarr, “authentic” to his fingertips.'