The Baroque era comes alive through this stunning exploration of music, art and drama. Alison Mackay (creator of The Galileo Project) has woven together a magical journey, where audiences can step into the world of Bach and Vivaldi by ‘visiting’ five historic European houses. On the walls hung works by Vermeer, Canaletto and Watteau; the airy rooms rang to the sounds of the finest composers and performers.

In these concerts, the music is provided by the period instruments of the renowned Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. With images from London, Paris, Delft, Leipzig and Venice, House of Dreams draws us into the very buildings where the great composers and their patrons once walked, played, and listened; and includes detailed projections of the now-famous paintings that they would have known when new. Narrator Blair Williams is the tour guide, leading us through the hallways and salons, sharing stories of the people who lived, worked and dreamed in these remarkable homes.

PROGRAM

HANDEL
Music from Theodora and selections from Concerti grossi opp 3 & 6

VIVALDI
Selections from the instrumental Concerti

SWEELINCK
Engelse Fortuyn

PURCELL
Fantasia in Three Parts Upon a Ground

MARAIS
Suite from Alcyone

BACH
Selections from the chamber music, concerti and cantatas

TELEMANN
Overture from Wassermusik

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ADDITIONAL EVENTS

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CONCERT PARTNERS

House of Dreams is a co-production with The Banff Centre

 

JEANNE LAMON: DIRECTOR
ALISON MACKAY: CONCEPT, SCRIPT & PROGRAM
MARSHALL PYNKOSKI: STAGE DIRECTION
GLENN DAVIDSON: LIGHTING & SET DESIGN
BLAIR WILLIAMS: NARRATOR

Venue & Accessibility

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Dates & Tickets

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Tour supported by Musica Viva’s Amadeus Society

Adelaide concert presented in association with Adelaide Festival
Brisbane Concert: Steven Kinston Tribute Concert
Perth concert presented in association with Perth International Arts Festival