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Australian Seasons

Saturday 24 Sep

"Music, She Wrote" Festival

7:00pm, Malvern Town Hall, Melbourne

Tickets: HERE

A program entirely dedicated to music written by female composers. This will be the first time that all four of our Alice Chance commissions for the 'Australian Baroque Sonatas Project' will be heard together on stage, two for their debut live performance! Also on the program will be several Evergreen arrangements from our Snow in Summer album.

Voice & Celtic harp: Claire Patti

Violin: Shane Lestideau 

Viola: Katie Yap

Theorbo & Baroque Guitar: Samantha Cohen

with "Big Fiddle, Little Fiddle" players

Violin & Oboe: Jess Foot

Cello: Louise Godwin

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The Baillie Fantasias

Fri 30 Sep

Mungo Park, Newlyn, Vic. Tickets: HERE

Sat 1 Oct

Mulberry Manse
8 Roses Lane, Clunes, Vic. 
Tickets: HERE

Sun 2 Oct

The Heights Heritage House

Geelong, Vic. Tickets: HERE

Mon 3 Oct

Melbourne Recital Centre

Primrose Potter Salon, 6pm

Tickets: HERE

Come and discover the Romantic Scottish music of the Baillie family of violinists.

Together with the inimitable Donald Nicolson, this performance in Primrose Potter Salon will showcase the Scottish music of the Baillie violinists, works that are as peaty as they are virtuosic. Beginning with the trademark Baillie Fantasias and Scotch Selections for violin and piano, two charming 19th century compositions punctuated by dazzling cadenzas, harmonics, double-stopping and dance sets.

Finishing with a series of spine-tingling Scotch fiddle solos and Robert Ballantyne Baillie’s favourite encore from the period he spent as a soloist in Rockhampton, Schubert’s L’Abeille. Shane Lestideau will perform this program on Robert Ballantyne Baillie’s own violin – a Carl Schneider model from 1777.

An evening of dramatic flourishes and virtuosity not to be missed.

Shane Lestideau: Violin (Baillie's own instrument)

Donald Nicolson: Piano


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