Exploring string orchestra repertoire this weekend – Musica da Camera

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MUSICA da Camera is one of Canberra’s’ musical stayers, performing several times a year in Canberra and surrounding regional towns.

Musica da Camera
Musica da Camera

Formed in Canberra in 1979 as a small baroque ensemble, it consists of professional musicians, music educators and talented instrumental enthusiasts. The orchestra has grown in size over the years and its repertoire has expanded to embrace chamber music of all styles and periods and in recent years it has given Australian premieres of contemporary works for string orchestra.

With a different conductor for every concert they have explored the string orchestra repertoire extensively.

For this weekend’s concert the conductor will be the ubiquitous Leonard Weiss and will be performing “Lady Radnor’s for String Orchestra” by Hubert Parry “Concerto Grosso in B minor” by Georg Friedrich Handel “Serenade for String Orchestra” by Dag Wiren “Divertissement: Trois Pieces Bourgeoises” by Graeme Koehne “Suite for Strings” by Leos Janacek.

Musica da Camera, at the Holy Covenant Church, Dexter St, Cook, Saturday August 27 at 2.30pm and Gunning Shire Hall at 2pm on Sunday August 28. Tickets at the door. Children aged under 15 years are free.

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