Enjoy a weekend of performances ranging from pre-baroque to contemporary music - all with a strong connection to the baroque period. With musicians from all around Australia who share a passion for early music, this is a weekend of music not to be missed!
A Concert of Trio Sonatas
The trio sonata was one of the most popular forms of chamber music in the Baroque era. While the treble lines could be played by a variety of instruments, this concert explores sonatas for oboe and violin and will include works by Handel, Zelenka, Brescianello, and others.
Lauren Davis - baroque violin
Lauren Davis received her Bachelor of Music from the Oberlin College Conservatory, her Master of Music from Louisiana State University, and her PhD in Violin Pedagogy from The Australian National University. She has played with numerous orchestras in the United States including the Canton Symphony, Baton Rouge Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Louisiana Sinfonietta, Acadiana Symphony, and the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra. An avid chamber musician, Lauren has played in a number of ensembles including the Riverina Trio, the Valcour String Quartet, the Aurora Trio and the Brioso String Quartet and is currently a member of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra Lauren currently teaches at the Riverina Conservatorium of Music.
Aaron Reichelt - baroque oboe
Aaron Reichelt studied modern oboe at the Victorian College of Arts, Melbourne with Anne Gilby and Stephen Robinson and baroque oboe with Kirsten Barry. Aaron has performed on modern and historical oboes throughout Australia and the United States. In Australia, Aaron has performed with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Bach Akademie Australia, Canberra Bach Ensemble, Victorian Opera, Ludovico's Band, Ironwood Chamber Ensemble, Lyric Opera – Melbourne, Sydney Philharmonia and as principal oboe with the Early Music Ensemble at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. As a modern oboist, Aaron held principal positions with Melbourne Opera and the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra, Associate Principal Oboe - The Metropolitan Orchestra – Sydney.
Clara Teniswood - baroque cello
Clara Teniswood studied with David Pereira from 2011 to 2015. She received her LMusA in 2013, performed at the Canberra International Music Festival in 2014 and attended the Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute three times (2013-2015). Recently Clara has been exploring baroque cello and has participated in a number of workshops including Ironwood Ensemble’s Baroque Winter School (2014), Sydney Baroque Festival (2017), Maestro Masaaki Suzuki and Juilliard415 in New Zealand (2017), Van Diemen's Band (2018) and a summer school in the Czech Republic (2018). Clara also holds a PhD in materials science and teaches secondary school maths and physics.
James Porteous – harpsichord
James Porteous has been the sub-organist at St Paul's Anglican Church, Manuka since 2010, and before that was the sub-organist at St Mary's Anglican Church, South Perth. He particularly enjoys the French Romantic organ repertoire and plays continuo for the Limestone Consort. James currently studying with Christopher Wrench and Philip Swanton at the ACT Organ School. When he isn't in the organ loft, James is an engineer in the Public Service.
Tickets: Civic Theatre Box Office - 02 69269688 www.civictheatre.com.au/whatson/wagga-wagga-baroque-festival-a-concert-of-trio-sonatos
Cost: Adult $30 | Concession/Student $20 | Child (12 & under) $12
Three Concert Package: Adult $70 | Concession/Student $45 | Child (12 & under) $27
*Photo curtesy of Peter Hislop, Canberra