Describing themselves as living, eating, and breathing period music, The Muffat Collective are an exciting quartet of musicians fast making a name for themselves on the Australian music scene. Comprised of violinists Matthew Greco and Rafael Font-Viera, cellist Anton Baba, and harpsichordist Anthony Abouhamad, The Muffat Collective endeavour to present Baroque music in more intimate formats.

For this Sydney Morning Masters concert, the musicians will conjure up the warmth and earthly pleasures of taverns and music rooms from the 17th and 18th centuries with a selection of works by Playford, Purcell, Baltzar, Boyce and Hume, by turns boisterous, reflective, and melancholy. Highlights to look out for include variations by the Collective themselves on two works by Playford, Paul’s Steeple and Stingo, as well as a piece by an unknown composer, the electrifying Nobody’s Jig. Audiences are sure to leave the concert hall with a spring in their step and a twinkle in the eye.

MATTHEW GRECO VIOLIN
RAFAEL FONT-VIERA VIOLIN
ANTON BABA CELLO
ANTHONY ABOUHAMAD HARPSICHORD

PLAYFORD Paul’s Steeple (1685) with variations by The Muffat Collective
PURCELL Sonata No. 1 in B Minor, Z. 802 (1697)
BALTZAR Prelude for Solo Violin (c. 1670)
HUME ‘Loves Farewell’ from Musical Humours No. 47 (1605)
BOYCE Trio Sonata No. 10 in E Minor (1747)
HANDEL Trio Sonata in F Major, HWV 392 (c. 1719–24)
PLAYFORD Stingo, or Oyle of Barley with variations by The Muffat Collective (1651)
ANON Nobody’s Jig with variations by The Muffat Collective

Performance Details

Dates & Times

Chatswood   16 Mar 11am

Location

THE CONCOURSE, CHATSWOOD

409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood NSW 2067

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