Salon Concerts at Broadford in 2017 presents three concerts.
Saturday 22 July at 7.30pm – Candlelit Concert
Andrew Byrne – Lute
This concert especially features the music of Sylvius Weiss from the court of Dresden. Sylvius’ music was famous from Moscow to London in his lifetime.
Sunday 27 August at 4.00pm
Peter Hagen – harpsichord.
Sweelink, writing purely delightful secular pieces to the seriously contrapuntal, deserves to be known as the father of Northern European keyboard music. He was a major influence upon important composers such as Reincken, Buxtehude, Muffat and J.S. Bach.
Sunday 15 October at 4.00pm
Jane Downer – baroque oboe.
Jane Downer returns to play sonatas by Handel, Telemann and Vivaldi as well as works by Bach on baroque oboe. From sublime moments of sheer beauty to fast and furious this concert will delight.
Sunday 12 November at 4.00pm “Music For A King” Greg Dikmans – flute and Peter Hagen – harpsichord Quantz, F. Benda, C.P.E. Bach, Frederick the Great and J.S. Bach
Frederick the Great of Prussia attracted the best artists and musicians in Europe to his court. Part of creating such a cultured court included building an opera house in Berlin within two years of his coming to the throne. As a highly competent flute player he performed the many concertos and sonatas his flute teacher, Quantz, composed for him. “Music For a King” celebrates a time and place that we now can only imagine. Join us to come closer to this once exquisite reality.
Tickets to these events can be booked on www.trybooking.com/OXSI Tickets $39 or $34 if you book at least 10 days before. A plate of nibbles can be preordered for $10.00 supplied by One Red Pantry. These have to be ordered with your ticket and two days before the concert date. The series brochure can be downloaded here. 2017 Concert Series
I’ll look forward to seeing you there at the concerts.
Peter Hagen 1 May 2017
Originally a salon was a place to gather people of like minds to share ideas, arts and culture, philosophies and news in a social setting. It was in this manner for example that Schubert aired many of his compositions. The French word “salon” meaning large room has been used since the late 17th century, in particular by the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in Paris for their annual exhibitions, although other earlier examples of people sharing their passion for all that is noble, beautiful and high minded are many.
Salon Concerts at Broadford seeks to promote chamber music in regional areas for an affordable price. At it’s home in Broadford in a spacious mud brick home on 12 hectares of natural bushland, it provides a setting of intimacy and a sense of occasion for local residents. Farther afield it provides the same professional musicians and beautiful programmes. Peter Hagen’s collection of keyboard instruments feature two world class harpsichords and a C7 Yamaha grand piano. The Colmar Ruckers harpsichord copy made by Jean-Michel Chablot features in most of the baroque concerts particularly the solo recitals performed by Peter Hagen and a single manual harpsichord by Klinkhamer in Amsterdam is the perfect accompaniment for early baroque and other concerts requiring a penetrating yet warm clear sound. A clavichord forms a further part of this fine collection of instruments.
Below are some of the last few years concert series brochures.