Sometimes Gladness

Ludovico's Band

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Ludovico's Band


Concert Cancelled: Sometimes Gladness

Due to ongoing restrictions, we regret to advise that Ludovico’s Band’s Sometimes Gladness concert on Monday 18 October has been cancelled.

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About this concert

Acclaimed for its performances of music from the 16th to 18th centuries, Ludovico’s Band creates a unique soundworld with a lush plucked continuo, bowed bass and exceptional soloists.

Now in its 20th year, the band weaves together improvisation and treasured compositions to create engaging and ever evolving performances of early music for a contemporary audience.

About the concert

Lucinda Moon joins Ludovico’s Band to present a beautiful programme that typifies the richly nuanced tonalities found in instrumental music of the seventeenth century. Music that balances the fragility of our joyous moments with the peace and contentment of our sorrows.

This program features works by some of the most innovative and influential violinists of their generation, including Biber, Schop and Marini. Music that captures the richness and depth of human experience.

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Ludovico’s Band
Marshall McGuire triple harp
Samantha Cohen theorbo
Tommie Andersson theorbo
Ruth Wilkinson viola da gamba

Lucinda Moon violin


Biagio Marini
Sonata Terza, Variata per il violino, Op.8

Antonio Bertali

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Mystery Sonata No.1 in D minor ‘The Annunciation’


Johann Schop
Lachrimae Pavan

Johann Pez
Sonata in G minor