It’s an ensemble of Australian musicians who specialise in playing music of the 18th century using historical instruments. Jane Downer (baroque oboe, oboe d’amore) and Peter Hagen (chamber organ) will perform works by Krebs and J S Bach.
After reading modern languages and music at the University of Adelaide, Downer studied the baroque oboe in the UK with the help of a scholarship from the David Reichenberg Trust and has since performed and recorded with many groups in Norway, Germany and the UK.
She appears with the Australian Classical Era Orchestra, Pinchgut Opera, Salut! Baroque and Sydney Consort and is also program-note writer for the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong.
Hagen has performed as a harpsichordist in Europe, the US, Canada and Australia. He is an experienced accompanist, has undertaken organ studies with Rienke Jiskoot and has recorded with his duo, Questing Spirit. He directs the Mitchell Choir based in SeymourVictoria.
“Music by JL Krebs and JS Bach” with Jane Downer and Peter Hagen at Wesley Music Centre, 20 National Circuit, Forrest, 2pm Saturday February 16. Bookings to www.trybookings.com/CCAE or tickets at the door.
Part of the concert proceeds will be donated to the Jill Downer Early Music Memorial Project honouring the late Jill Downer, founder of Early Music Enterprises in Canberra.