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Period music and contemporary acrobatics will again share the stage in a celebrated and popular Helpmann Award-winning partnership between Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, known for their creative performances and superior artistry, and Brisbane's very own contemporary Circus ensemble, Circa.
After previously crafting acclaimed shows around French and Spanish music, Brandenburg Artistic Director Paul Dyer and Circa Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz have devised a brand-new show to conceptualise the English Baroque into an explosive and thrilling collision of music and circus.
English Baroque with Circa is a part of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's 30th Anniversary celebrations and will dazzle Brisbane audiences on 21 May.
The musicians will play a pasticcio created by Paul and Yaron that brings together music from the 16th and 17th century England by composers Purcell, Dowland, Corelli and Handel, as well as traditional tunes such as Scarborough Fair and The Garan Mother's Lullaby.
The performance will also feature Aria Award-nominated soprano Jane Sheldon. Jane is known for both her work in classical music and the performance and creation of exploratory chamber music and opera. She was soloist for the ABC Classics recording of Ross Edwards' Dawn Mantras (written to celebrate the new millennium) and also a cult following in the UK after her recording of Elena Kats-Chernin's Eliza's Aria (from the ballet Wild Swans) was featured in THE JOURNEY series of animated ads for Lloyd's TSB.