2022 Concert Series

VAN DIEMEN’S FIDDLES

HOMEWARD : STARS OF THE SAPPHIRE LOUNGE

Four Winds Festival
Friday 15 April 2022, 8.00 – 9.30pm
Windsong Pavilion, Bermagui

Van Diemen’s Fiddles are joined in their Four Winds set by piano accordian maestro, Dave McNamara. This virtuosic group will delight and move you with buoyant and nostalgic folk tunes from around the world, travelling from Scotland, Ireland, England and Denmark, through Turkey and beyond. Their eclectic and evocative program features original arrangements of Hildegard von Bingen, Klezmer tunes, contemporary originals and more!

Book your tickets here.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL TOUR

Musica Viva Australia – Borderlands National Tour
26 April – 14 May 2022

Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Newcastle, Canberra

For centuries, generations of musicians wrote dances and masses, symphonies and quartets, as their homelands changed ownership under their feet. Or their nations remained steadfast, allowing the most magical cultural overlaps at the border fringes.

Through composers such as Samuel Scheidt and Dietrich Becker, you will hear the trials of battle – loss, regret, resentment – and, at long last, healing. Listen to composers who were touched by the Thirty Years’ War within the Holy Roman Empire, their countries crumbling around them.

María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir (Iceland) and Donald Nicolson (Australia) are living composers who will bring you closer to our time. Just as Van Diemen’s Band invites instrumental guests from across Australia’s state borders, these composers remind us how we’re still united through music – no matter what borders lie between us.

More information and bookings here.

***Tasmanian performance to be announced soon***

BACH CONCERTOS – STATEWIDE TOUR

23 – 29 June 2022

Van Diemen’s Band tours the state again in June with an all-Bach program featuring the group’s newest member: a harpsichord newly-built in the Majorca workshop of Titus Crijnen, one of the finest craftsmen in the world.

Donald Nicolson will be the soloist in two of Johann Sebastian’s concertos for the instrument, together with the Violin Concerto in A minor BWV 1041 (featuring VDB’s Artistic Director Julia Fredersdorff) and the spellbinding Air from the Suite No 3, better-known as the Air on the G String.

Funded entirely by donations from around Tasmania and interstate, our new harpsichord is truly a ‘people’s instrument’.

Tour Dates:

6pm, Thursday 23 June, nipaluna/Hobart Town Hall, Book here.
6pm, Friday 24 June, Franklin Palais Book here.
6pm, Saturday 25 June, Tullah Lakeside Lodge Book here.
6pm, Monday 27 June pataway/Burnie Arts and Function Centre – Town Hall Book here.
6pm, Tuesday 28 June Princess Theatre, Launceston Book here.
6pm, Wednesday 29 June Portland Memorial Hall, St Helens (larapuna/Bay of Fires) Book here.
7pm, Thursday 30 June Livestream – Australian Digital Concert Hall, Book here

AOTEAROA/NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL TOUR

BORDERLANDS Chamber Music New Zealand Tour
2 – 15 September 2022

Invercargill, Dunedin, Christchurch, Nelson, Wellington, Palmerston North, New Plymouth, Hamilton, Auckland, Napier

More information here

HARMONIC INSPIRATION – STATEWIDE TOUR

20 – 27 October 2022

Third time lucky? After two previous attempts, Van Diemen’s Band takes the music of Antonio Vivaldi around the state with a selection of concertos from Vivaldi’s celebrated L’Estro Armonico, a collection which dazzled 18th-century Europe and continues to hold listeners spellbound today.

Tour Dates:

6pm, Thursday 20 October, nipaluna/Hobart Town Hall
6pm, Friday 21 October, Gaiety Theatre Zeehan
6pm, Saturday 22 October, munatrik/Stanley Town Hall
3pm, Sunday 23 October, Latrobe Memorial Hall
6pm, Tuesday 25 October, Scottsdale Mechanics’ Institute Hall
6pm, Wednesday 26 October, Portland Memorial Hall, St Helens (larapuna/Bay of Fires)
6pm, Thursday 27 October, makala/Ross Town Hall

VDB CHRISTMAS

15 – 18 December 2022

VDB’s Christmas concerts have become an annual institution featuring the magical sound of children’s voices in a program brimming with Christmas favourites from around the world; best-loved Christmas carols and some new discoveries.

Tour Dates: 

6pm, Thursday 15 December, Franklin Palais
6pm, Friday 16 December, St David’s Cathedral, nipaluna/Hobart
2pm, Saturday 17 December, Holy Trinity Church, Launceston
3pm, Sunday 18 December, Spring Bay Mill, Triabunna