2021 Concert Series

MUSICA VIVA | FEBRUARY

Van Diemen’s Band presents some of the eighteenth century’s most enduring chamber music jewels featuring the mellow sound of organ bass continuo. From the early masterpieces of Corelli’s stunning Opus 3 and Caldara, to later works by Mozart, we travel through France, Italy, Austria and Germany.

7.30pm, Wednesday 24 February 2021

Hobart Town Hall Ballroom

Information and bookings here

Presented by Musica Viva

VAN DIEMEN’S FIDDLES | WHISPERING WALLS

Portland Memorial Hall will be transformed into a portal blending present and past through this live multimedia event.

Van Diemen’s Fiddles are three of lutruwita/ Tasmania’s finest musicians – Julia Fredersdorff, Emily Sheppard and Rachel Meyers. They will make music inspired by dances, stories, people and the land, alongside electronics and visuals from Mac40Media’s Caleb Miller. This world premiere has been curated in response to the communities of St Helens and its surrounds.

When you attend the concert, you will unlock an exclusive audio walk created by the musicians. This geolocated walk will guide you along the Georges Bay foreshore with a soundtrack inspired by the region, including stories of the area shared by locals.

Fri 12 March 2021 7:00 pm
Sat 13 March 2021 2:00 pm
Portland Memorial Hall, 39 Cecilia St, St Helens, Tasmania
Book your tickets here.

Presented by Ten Days on the Island.

VAN DIEMEN’S FIDDLES | HOMEWARD

Before recorded music, fiddlers were the most portable of musicians, and the keeper of the tunes. Van Diemen’s Fiddles explore nostalgic folk tunes from all around the world, including original arrangements of works from the manuscript of Scottish fiddler Alexander Laing, who exported some of the first fiddle music to Tasmania. The walls of the Ross Town Hall will reverberate with nostalgic folk tunes from around the world.

Date: Sunday 14 Mar 2021, 4pm
Ross Town Hall, 12 Bridge St, Makala, Ross, Tasmania
Price: from $30
Book tickets here.

Presented by Ten Days on the Island.

THE HARMONIC INSPIRATION | JUNE

State regional tour to Hobart, St Helens, Launceston, Scottsdale, Burnie, and Zeehan

In our first tour for 2021, VDB will treat regional Tasmanian audiences to a selection of concertos from Vivaldi’s celebrated L’estro Armonico collection, hailed by musicologist Michael Talbot as “perhaps the most influential collection of instrumental music to appear during the whole of the eighteenth century.”

7pm, Thursday 24 June 2021
Hobart Town Hall 

6pm, Friday 25 June 2021
Portland Memorial Hall, St Helens

6pm, Saturday 26 June 2021
Theatre North at the Princess, Launceston 

3pm, Sunday 27 June 2021
Mechanic Institutes Hall, Scottsdale 

6pm, Monday 28 June 2021
Uniting Church, Burnie 

6pm, Tuesday 29 June 2021
Gaiety Theatre, Zeehan 

BOHEMIA | OCTOBER

State regional tour to Franklin, St Helens, Scottsdale, Latrobe, Stanley & Queenstown

One tour isn’t enough! Van Diemen’s Band hits the road again in October for its  second regional tour of 2021. VDB explores seventeenth-century music of Bohemia in a program featuring the wildly innovative baroque composer Heinrich Biber and lesser known composers, Pezel & Weichlein, taking music to a new world of experimentation. With the magical tones of a consort of violins, violas da gamba and theorbo, this program will transport you with its enormously rich and engaging repertoire including the famous Canon by Pachelbel.

6pm, Friday 22 October 2021
Palais Theatre, Franklin 

6pm, Saturday 23 October 2021
Portland Memorial Hall, St Helens

3pm, Sunday 24 October 2021
Mechanic Institutes Hall, Scottsdale 

6pm, Monday 25 October 2021
Latrobe Memorial Hall, Latrobe 

6pm, Tuesday 26 October 2021
Town Hall, Stanley 

6pm, Wednesday 27 October 2021
The Paragon, Queenstown

 

VDB CHRISTMAS | DECEMBER

VDB Christmas concerts return featuring some of the most gorgeous Christmas music from throughout the ages, with your best-loved Christmas carols in a family-friendly celebration.

6pm, Thursday 16 December 2021
Town Hall, Cygnet 

6pm, Friday 17 December 2021
St David’s Cathedral, Hobart 

2pm, Saturday 18 December 2021
The Holy Trinity Church, Launceston 

3pm Sunday 19 December 2021
Spring Bay Mill, Triabunna