World-class music and dance to delight regional audiences

Audiences in country New South Wales and Western Australia will experience world-class music and dance as the Brandenburg Ensemble and West Australian Ballet take their magic to the regions.

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World-class music and dance to delight regional audiences

The Brandenburg Ensemble, featuring six members of the orchestra, will perform Baroque music in six concerts around regional NSW in March (following their very popular tour in October 2018) in a series calledAyres and Graces.

Known for their dynamic performances, the musicians of the five-time ARIA Award-winning Australian Brandenburg Orchestra breathe 21st-century life into centuries-old music. The musicians play on period instruments of the type the composers knew and worked with at the time, in a performance that will appeal to fans of classical music as well as people trying it for the first time.

Ayres and Graces will feature chamber music from the English and French Baroque, and this tour has again been curated by the Brandenburg’s principal flute player, Melissa Farrow.

"We take you on a journey from the ‘folk’ music of the streets to the theatres and lavish palaces in London, Paris and Versailles. I think people are going to really enjoy hearing this incredible music, especially performed in these intimate venues around NSW”, says Melissa.

WAB’s highly anticipated multi-work A Gala Evening with West Australian Ballet features short works and excerpts from both classical and contemporary dance and will be performed in Kalgoorlie, Port Hedland, Karratha and Mandurah in March and April.

Aurélien Scannella, Artistic Director of West Australian Ballet, says, “Not only are we bringing our world-class dancers (that include eight different nationalities) to Regional WA, we’re bringing a great variety of spell-bounding and impressive works that can be enjoyed by the whole family”.

Regional audiences will experience the energy and beauty of some of ballet's most loved classical and neoclassical works, includingThe Nutcracker,Tarantella and Le Corsaire along with contemporary worksReincarnation,Les Indomptés and Ballet 101. WAB will also hold a series of workshops, in-school activities and Masterclasses for ballet students, as well as a free open warm-up class of the professional company on-stage prior to the performance.

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