The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra continues its 2018 season on Sunday 20 May 2018 @ 3.00pm with the South Coast Music Society during the River of Art Festival performing at St Bernards Catholic Church2 David Avenue, Batehaven. Tickets $30-$35 and available online HERE The Classical Melodies tour invites listeners to discover the distinctive colours of 18th and 19th century instruments in a chamber music setting. The ARCO Chamber Soloists present two works for strings – Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik and Beethoven’s ‘Storm’ Quintet – and introduce two lesser-known works from the same period: an octet for winds and strings by German opera composer Peter von Winter and a wind quartet by Italian Vincenzo Gambaro. This program is a wonderful opportunity to hear up-close how the delicate qualities of the earlier wind instruments – flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn – enhance the tonal breadth of the gut strings. Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra’s concertmaster Rachael Beesley is joined by principal violinist Jakob Lehmann from Berlin; Paris-based Deirdre Dowling teams up with Simon Oswell on violas, along with cellist Natasha Kraemer and double-bassist Kirsty McCahon. Flautist Pablo Sosa del Rosario and bassoonist Takako Kunugi – both based in The Hague – join the orchestra’s principal clarinettist Nicole van Bruggen, augmented by natural horn specialists Anneke Scott from London and Graham Nichols.
“Thrilling, committed performances” - Limelight Magazine To find out more about Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra events or to book tickets for the May concerts visit:www.arco.org.au