This Friday 19th through to Sunday 21st October will see a year’s planning unfold as national and international musicians take the stage to present what has become an iconic Canowindra event. Several of the smaller concerts have sold out via the 2018 new look website www.baroquefest.org.au, but tickets are still available for the concerts to be held in the bigger venue All Saints Church on Friday and Saturday nights. There may be some tickets still available at the door but it is better to buy via the website.
For specific concert details see the What’s On section in this edition of The Canowindra Phoenix.
Now in its fourth year, the Canowindra Baroquefest is the only regional Baroque Festival in Australia, yet Baroque music has greatly increased in popularity in the last ten or so years.
The phenomenon of such leading performers as the Brandenburg Orchestra devoted entirely to Baroque music has only been possible because that genre has regained its place at the top of the classics.
A special feature of Canowindra Baroquefest is its exploration of the music that has followed the Baroque era but has its roots firmly planted in the traditions laid down by Bach.
The Saturday night concert presented by the Colour City Orchestra is just such an exploration, from Bach to Britten and beyond. Some ever popular pieces and some new, it features soloists Laith Ismail whom patrons will remember from the first Baroquefest in 2015, and Amy Stevens.