Season 2018

VDB 2: Bohemia

Seventeenth-century music of Bohemia with composers Biber and Muffat taking music to a new world of experimentation. With international guest artists Simon Martyn-Ellis (Australia/US) on theorbo and Karina Schmitz (US) on viola, this program explores this rich repertoire featuring the famous Canon by Pachelbel and Kapsberger’s haunting Toccata Arpeggiata.

Thu 17 May 2018, 6pm
QVMAG, Launceston 

Fri 18 May 2018, 6pm
St David’s Cathedral, Hobart

VDB 3: La Danza

Van Diemen’s Band is joined by international soloists, cellist Catherine Jones (Australia/Italy) and Baroque guitarist William Carter (UK) for a sumptuous program of Italian music composed during the Spanish Occupation. Heavily influenced by dance, this music of the High Baroque takes a simple structure and transforms it into a supremely virtuosic display, Concertos by Vivaldi, Fiorenza, arrangements of Neapolitan folk tunes by Gaspar Sanz and the famous Fandango quintet by Boccherini.

Sat 6 October 2018, 7pm
Hobart Town Hall

Sun 7 October 2018, 2pm
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston

VDB 4: Christmas

VDB celebrates Christmas with a gorgeous program featuring the famous Christmas Concerto by Arcangelo Corelli and excerpts from Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Noëls sur les instruments.

Wed 19 December 2018, 6pm
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston 

Thu 20 December 2018, 6pm
Hobart Town Hall