Van Diemen's Band Livestream

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Van Diemen’s Band comes from an island state. And perhaps it’s the absence of land borders that empowers its musicians to view the world in a distinctive light.

This Tasmanian Baroque ensemble invites you to explore the historic borderlands of Europe. 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.

Livestream Tickets

JULIA FREDERSDORFF Artistic Director & Violin
SIMONE SLATTERY Violin & Recorder
ANTON BABA Bass Viol & Cello
DONALD NICOLSON Harpsichord & Organ


BECKER Sonata No. 5 in F MajorSCHEIDT Galliard Battaglia BECKER PaduanSAINTE-COLOMBE Les PleursSCHEIDT CourantERLEBACH Chaconne
ALBINONI Sinfonia à 5 in C Major


MUFFAT Sonata in D Major
SIGFÚSDÓTTIR Clockworking (2013)ANON Sonata JucundaNICOLSON Spirals (2022)*

*World premiere performances

This tour is generously supported by our Ensemble Patrons:
Ian Dickson & Reg Holloway 

Concert Champions:
Kim Williams AM & Catherine Dovey (Sydney)
Kay Vernon (Sydney)
Deborah Lehmann AO & Michael Alpers AO (Perth)
Andrew & Kate Lister (Brisbane)

Van Diemen's Band will be livestreamed on Monday 9 May, 7pm AEST

You will receive an email confirmation when you purchase your tickets. Ticket holders will receive a link to watch the performance 24 hours prior to the concert.

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Event and Ticketing Details

Dates & Times

Online Concert   9 May 7pm AEST


Standard $25.00


Online Concert

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Event notes

Digital concert ticket sales close 30 minutes prior to the start of the concert.

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Please contact our Box Office team at or on 1800 688 482 if you require assistance.