Concert Season


In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the cornetto was fabled for its ability to imitate the human voice. This encompassed not only its clear and bright sound, but also its agility, range, dynamic flexibility, and articulation, making it sound as though the player were speaking through their instrument.

Hana Blažíková, a Czech soprano described as ‘one of the most exciting voices in the Baroque scene today’, joins world-renowned cornettist Bruce Dickey and musicians from Tasmania’s Van Diemen’s Band. Together, they revive the lost art of this instrumental-vocal pairing in a program framed by the seventeenth century, which also includes the Australian premiere of a new work for the combination by Greek composer Calliope Tsoupaki.

Wed 13 March 2019, 7pm 
Trinity College Chapel (Melbourne)

Sun 17 March 2019, 3pm
Wesley Music Centre (Canberra)

Mon 18 March 2019, 7pm
St James King Street (Sydney)

Tues 19 March 2019, 7pm 
St Andrews Uniting Church (Brisbane)

Fri 22 March 2019, 6pm
St David’s Cathedral (Hobart)

Sat 23 March 2019, 2pm
Tin Shed- Spring Bay Mill (Triabunna)

Sun 24 March, 2.30pm
UKARIA, Mt Barker Summit (Adelaide)