Folias

L37

Details

Latitude 37 explores the richness and variety that can be found in music based on just a few simple chords, and with a Spanish twist!

The members of Baroque trio Latitude 37 were drawn together by their passion for historically informed performance of 17th and 18th-century music.

The combination of Baroque violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord opens up a wealth of repertoire that is rarely explored by other Australian ensembles. Three top graduates of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, the members of Latitude 37 share a unified interest in cultivating and communicating their art with their performance spontaneity inspired by the art of improvisation, communication and the humanity of a genre of music intended to charm and enchant.

The ‘Folia’ ground bass is one that inspired composers all over Europe during the Baroque period. Colourful, a little exotic and just a bit spicy; it’s a harmonic progression found in works from Ortiz to Corelli and beyond. Latitude 37 explores the richness and variety that can be found in music based on just a few simple chords, and with a Spanish twist! Folias features a new work commissioned by up and coming composer Jorden Heys.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Latitude 37

PROGRAM

Anonymous arr. Latitude 37
Spanish Folias

Marin Marais
Folies d’Espagna

Alessandro Scarlatti
29 Partite sopra l’aria della Folia

Jean-Pierre Guignon
Nouvelles variations de divers airs et les Folies d’Espagne, Op.9

Diego Ortiz
Recercada Quarta sobre La Folia

Jorden Heys
New Commission (Title TBA)

John Playford
Faronell’s Division on a Ground from The Division Violin

ARTISTS

Latitude 37
Rose Hodgson Baroque guitar/theorbo

Series

This production is part of the following series:

Local Heroes 2018

Now in its seventh year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.

Venue