As part of its 2023 Season, Genesis Baroque is launching a new series of performances, the Genesis Chamber Series. For the inaugural program in the series, Kammermusik, guest violinist Sophie Gent joins the ensemble in a program of instrumental music from the second half of the 17th century. Featuring composers from Bohemia, Germany and Austria, this highly varied music was written for the entertainment at feasts, serenades and the gathering of music-lovers.

Genesis Chamber Series presents programs throughout Victoria featuring some of Melbourne’s finest historically-informed musicians in chamber works from the Baroque through to the early 20th Century performed on period instruments.

Program

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber – Pars I from Mensa Sonora
Dietrich Buxtehude – Sonata in A minor Bux 272
Dietrich Becker – Sonata and Suite in C major, from Erster Theil Zwey-stimmiger Sonata und Suiten, 1674
Johann Rosenmüller – Sonata Ottava à 4
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber – Pars VI from Mensa Sonora
Georg Muffat – Fifth Concerto in D major, Saeculum, from Auserlesene Instrumentalmusik 
 
Concert duration: 1 hour (no interval)

Performers

Sophie Gent – violin
Lucinda Moon – violin
Jennifer Kirsner – viola
Laura Vaughan – viola da gamba
Donald Nicolson – harpsichord

Performances

Thursday 10 August 2023, 7pm – Victorian Artists Society, 430 Albert St, East Melbourne

Saturday 12 August 2023, 2:30pm – Fish Creek Memorial Hall, Prom Recitals

Sunday 13 August 2023, 2pm – St John’s Anglican Church, King St, Flinders