BORDERLANDS

Van Diemen’s Band

ABOUT

“The gasps from the audience said it all, as the music became ever more dramatic and the harmonies ever more progressive… Proof, should it be needed, that music truly does transcend time and space.”

 – Limelight Magazine

Borders divide us. Yet in the meeting places between one thing and another is sometimes found the greatest variety and vitality. From Tasmania comes a group of performers that revel in the liveliness and intrigue of borderlands. Playing music of composers who lived and worked, as fluid borders shifted beneath their feet. A musical backdrop to the tumult of the Thirty Years War and the meeting of cultures at the edges of the Holy Roman and Ottoman Empires.

Julia Fredersdorff, artistic director/violin, has curated a programme that explores the sublime simplicity of music of the early baroque period, as well as works startling for their originality and spirited evocations of battles and dances—all performed with the raw freshness that audiences have come to know from music on gut strings and original set ups.

PROGRAMME

Highlights include

DIETRICH BECKER
Sonata a 5 in F major

SAMUEL SCHEIDT
Galliarda Battaglia

HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ VON BIBER
Ciacona from ‘Mensa sonora’

DONALD NICOLSON
A new work (premiere)

TOMASO ALBINONI
Sinfonia a cinque. op 2

THE PERFORMERS

Julia Fredersdorff Artistic director/violin
Simone Slattery violin/recorder
Lizzy Welsh viola
Laura Vaughan bass viol
Anton Baba bass viol/cello
Donald Nicolson harpsichord

MEDIA

INFORMATION

TOUR DATES
2 – 15 September 2022

DURATION
90 minutes including an interval

LOCATIONS
Invercargill, Dunedin, Christchurch, Nelson, Wellington, Palmerston North, New Plymouth, Hamilton, Auckland & Napier

PRICE RANGE*
$32 to $54
Limited $10 ‘Rush Tickets’ available

*prices differ city to city and exclude ticketing and booking fees.

GENRE
Baroque

WHEN AND WHERE

INVERCARGILL

Fri 2 Sep at 7.30pm

Civic Theatre

DUNEDIN

Sat 3 Sep at 7.30pm

Glenroy Auditorium

CHRISTCHURCH

Mon 5 Sep at 7.30pm

The Piano

NELSON

Wed 7 Sep at 7.30pm

Nelson Centre for Musical Arts

WELLINGTON

Thu 8 Sep at 7.30pm

Public Trust Hall

PALMERSTON NORTH

Fri 9 Sep at 7.30pm

The Globe

NEW PLYMOUTH

Sun 11 Sep at 5.00pm

4th Wall Theatre

HAMILTON

Mon 12 Sep at 7.30pm

Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

AUCKLAND

Tue 13 Sep at 7.30pm

Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall

NAPIER

Thu 15 Sep at 7.30pm

MTG Century Theatre