Coming up in 2021
January 9, 10, 30 Australian Museum Sydney 10-1pm
The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra offers free concerts by a Classical trio, for Classical music weekends performing works by J.Haydn, Abel, Pleyel and Geminiani.
January 8-13, St.Mary's Cathedral Crypt, Sydney
The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, as a part of the Sydney Festival, plays Universal Woman, music and text from Hildegard of Bingen.
April 3, 3pm JSBach St John Passion with the Sydney Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
April 7-10 Adelaide, performances with Adelaide Baroque and workshops with students from the Elder Conservatorium.
June 3 Canberra, 4 Berry, 6 Southern Highlands, 7 Sydney, 9 Tamworth, 10 Armidale
AHE 'Beethoven's Pastoral' regional NSW tour, performing Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony.
August 30 Sydney, September 2 Canberra, 3 Berry, 4 Southern Highlands, 5 Newcastle
AHE 'Haydn and Bell: A life in Letters'
An exciting new theatrical production by John Bell and AHE brings to life a set of early 19th century fictional letters in a new production that is part drama, part performance. Performing works by J. Haydn.
September 11 Sydney, 14 Melbourne Pinchgut Opera performs 'Purcell and Charpentier'.
October 27, 29, 30 Sydney, November 3, 5
ABO in 'Italian Baroque with Circa'
December 1,2, 4, 5, 7, 8 Sydney Pinchgut Opera presents Rameau's 'Platée'
December 11, 15 Sydney ABO Noël Noël
many more concerts to come....
Live concerts 2020
December 17 Canberra, December 19 City Recital Hall, Sydney. Australian Haydn Ensemble presents Tempora Mutantur
December 5 and 6, City Recital Hall, Sydney.
Pinchgut Opera presents Messe de Minuit: Charpentier.
October 27, 28, 30 and 31 City Recital Hall, Sydney ABO presents Ayres and Graces, an intimate program (created myself) featuring the diverse music of the French and English baroque.
February 28, 7pm Sydney Conservatorium of Music Recital Hall West The newly-established HP ensemble Notos Wind Quintet performs Origins in the inaugural concert of the Warrang Concert Series at the Sydney Con, wind quintets by Cambini, Danzi and Reicha.
February 26 St. James Church Sydney city The Notos Wind Quintet performs in the free St.James Lunchtime Concert, performing works by Danzi and Reicha.
February 20, 7pm Sydney Conservatorium of Music Recital Hall West Champagne Classics, a free 30 minute concert performed by Historical Performance Division staff. Music by CPE Bach, Mozart, Haydn and Hoffmeister for flute and strings
February 6 Canberra, 7 Berry, 8 Burradoo, 9, 11 Sydney AHE performs Emperors and Armies, including Boccherini's Las Parejas flute quintet and Haydn's Symphony no. 100 The Military arranged by Salomon for flute and strings.
Due to the global effects of COVID-19 causing the closure of recital halls and cancellation of tours, the Subscription series concerts listed below from March through to October 2020 ( in red) were cancelled:
March 19-21, Hay, Leeton and Griffith ABO Regional tour Notturno.
April 30, May 2, 3 Melbourne, May 6, 8, 9, 13, 15 Sydney, May 14 Parramatta ABO performs Mozart's Clarinet, performing Mozart's concerto for Basset Clarinet and Orchestra and other works.
June 18, 20, 21, 23 Sydney Pinchgut Opera performs Medee by Charpentier.
June 28 Parramatta, July 2 Canberra, July 3 Burrawang, July 4 Sydney AHE performs Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony No. 6 in F major Op. 68, arranged by Watts for flute and strings and Mozart's Haffner Serenade K. 250 arranged by Masi.
July 16, 18, 19 Melbourne, July 22, 24, 25, 29, 31 Sydney, 28 Brisbane ABO performs Bach's Violin.
August 15, Rohrau, 16 Ruppersthal, Austria.
AHE's first International Tour! Performing at the Haydn House in Rohrau and Pleyel House, Ruppersthal both near Vienna in Austria.
September 2, 4, 16, 18, 19 Sydney, September 10, 12, 13 Melbourne ABO performs Notre Dame, music from France.
October 28, 30, 31, November 4, 6 Sydney, October 22, 24, 25 Melbourne ABO performs Ottoman Baroque.
Updated January 2021.
Digital Concerts and Recordings 2020
December 19 Australian Haydn Ensemble, together with Wooden Picket Productions filmed and recorded Tempora Mutantur, to be released in 2021.
December 5 Pinchgut Opera filmed and recorded from the live concert of Messe de Minuit by Charpentier.
November 1 Launch of Ayres and Graces digital release, performed by members of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, directed by Oliver Miller. Excerpts available now free to the public on Brandenburg One.
October 25 Together with Simon Martyn-Ellis and Karina Schmitz and Phoenix Central Park our recording of Notturno by W.Matiegka (selected movements) was released, which you can find on this Behind Doors link to Youtube.
July 13 Launch of Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's digital concert series Brandenburg One.
Together with other Sydney-based musicians from the Brandenburg, Melissa is featured here, performing and chatting in an interview and podcast context. This platform will continue to feature a fortnightly series of newly produced performances by the Brandenburg musicians.
May 20, 8.30 pm Australian Haydn Ensemble performed 'Haydn and the Hunt' in association with the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall.
May 13 Together with Phoenix Central Park, Melissa recorded Telemann Solo Fantasies 6 and 7 which you can find on this Behind Doors Link to Youtube.