Evergreen Ensemble bridges the gap between folk and Baroque.
Known for its virtuosic programs bringing together the best of Australia’s early music and folk talent, it weaves stories back through time, rediscovering the sounds of folk melodies on period instruments and interpreting classical repertoire with flair.
Giusto Tenducci was the equivalent of an 18th-century rock star. As a revered castrato, his reputation was second only to the famous Senesino, earning him a ‘seven-figure salary’ in London prior to traveling to Ireland and Scotland. Handsome, charismatic, and wildly talented, he inspired Scottish audiences with his virtuosity and wooed them with his tasteful performances of their own Scottish airs. This concert of rarely-performed Baroque songs, sonatas and suites explores the music of several Italians, including Tenducci himself, who composed in Edinburgh during the 18th century, in addition to Scottish arrangements of J.S. Bach and Beethoven. Performed by Evergreen Ensemble, it features the glorious voice of countertenor Max Riebl and the renowned talents of early keyboard specialist Donald Nicolson.
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Evergreen Ensemble
The Broom of Cowdenknows, W.LH 2
Braes of Ballanden, W.LH 1
Queen Mary’s Lamentation
Suite from Ayres for the Violin, Book 4
Keyboard Concerto in D, Op.1 No.6
Giusto Fernando Tenducci
See the Purple Morn Arise
Farewell to Lochaber (from Four Scotch Songs), W.LH4
Ludwig van Beethoven
Scottish Songs, Op.108
Shane Lestideau violin
Katie Yap violin/viola
Lucy Price cello
Donald Nicholson early keyboards
Max Riebl countertenor
This production is part of the following series:
Now in its ninth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.
Monday 6 April 2020 6pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
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