Location: Hammond Gallery
The ensemble comprises some of Australia’s finest historically-informed performers, who together explore the vibrant repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries through intimate, dynamic concerts across Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Genesis Baroque collaborates with performers and other artists based locally, interstate and overseas, and has a particular focus on providing a platform for local and expatriate Australian musicians. The ensemble released its critically-acclaimed first studio album of Arcangelo Corelli’s Concerti Grossi Opus 6 via ABC Classic in August 2020, debuting as the highest selling Australian album on the ARIA classical album charts.
In its inaugural chamber music series program, Kammermusik, guest violinist Sophie Gent joins the ensemble in a program of instrumental music from the second half of the 17th century. Featuring composers from Bohemia, Germany and Austria, this highly varied music was written for the entertainment at feasts, serenades and the gathering of music-lovers.
Sophie Gent – violin
Lucinda Moon – violin
Jennifer Kirsner – violin/viola
Laura Vaughan – viola da gamba
Donald Nicolson – harpsichord
We would like to pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land on which our building stands, their leaders, past, present and emerging.