Erin Helyard: Darkness and Light

Erin Helyard

Presented by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra


Concert Cancelled: Darkness and Light

Due to ongoing restrictions, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra regrets to advise that Darkness and Light on Thursday 7 October has been cancelled.

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Event details

Gems from the 18th century.

In a program of early music gems curated by Australian conductor and keyboardist Erin Helyard, the MSO dives headfirst into a selection of great works from the 18th century.

A prolific composer of opera and sacred works, Johann Aldoph Hasse played an important role in the development of 18th century music. Born to three generations of church organists, Hasse was incredibly popular while he lived, and was favoured by many influential people.

Christoph Graupner may not be well known to audiences; his manuscripts were not published in his lifetime as his employer refused to give them up to any publisher!

German composer Georg Philipp Telemann was well known for his concerto writing. While he composed nearly 50 for solo instrument and orchestra, this Double Concerto features the unusual pairing of Flute and Bassoon.

Telemann’s ‘tragicomic’ Overture joins 134 other overtures or suites the composer wrote for orchestra, each produced for a specific occasion.

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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Erin Helyard director / harpsichord


Johann Adolph Hasse
Sinfonia No.3 in G

Christoph Graupner
Ouverture in G, GWV 458

Georg Philipp Telemann
Double Concerto for Two Flutes & Bassoon in E minor, TWV 52:e2

Georg Philipp Telemann
Ouverture jointe d’une suite tragi-comique, en Re Majeur