The Queensland Baroque Concert Season 2020 is presented for all lovers of baroque music and is proud to engage dozens of local musicians. Our 4 concerts will run from March until November 2020.
Queensland Baroque is a vibrant, period instrument orchestra founded in 2017. During its brief history Queensland Baroque, under the artistic direction of John Foster, has delighted audiences with their unique brand of performance with attention to historical performance practises. In their first two seasons, Queensland Baroque performed several times, including memorable performances with Amy Moore (Soprano, UK), and Handel’s ‘Messiah’ with the Brisbane Concert Choir and at the 4MBS Music Festival. In 2019 Queensland Baroque collaborated with Soprano, Anna Sandstrom, Madeleine Easton (Bach Akadamie Australia) performing JS Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto. We are raising funds to help assist the orchestra with the rising costs of operations, venue hire, travel expenses, instrument hire, music hire and artist fees and accommodations.
Being Queensland’s only period instrument orchestra is something we are very proud of. In any modern society we think it is incredibly important for the public to support cultural pursuits and the need for the performing arts to be a diverse as possible. This is what Queensland Baroque brings to the musical landscape in Brisbane, Queensland and indeed Australia. We are the only orchestra in Queensland that is solely dedicated to both performing ancient music on historical instruments and conforming to ‘Historically Informed Performance Practises’ (H.I.P). This gives both our performers and the public a wonderful platform for experiencing another art form in Queensland.
Through the generous donations from the public, the donations will be put to work directly for the expenses of venue hire, music hire, instrument hire and tuning, operational expenses, marketing, artists fees, artists travel, artists accommodations, and printing costs.
With the help of generous donors to the Australian Cultural Fund, Queensland Baroque will be able to strive forward with the 2020 concert season in the knowledge that much of the usual financial strain and uncertainty has been removed to a large extent, which will allow the artistic director, the musicians and all the supporters to focus on the main goal of making extremely fine music.