Il Fagotto Virtuoso

Cancelled
Il Fagotto Virtuoso

Hanson Dyer Hall - Level 3
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre

Southbank campus

43 Sturt Street, Southbank

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Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

In light of the emerging COVID-19 situation the University is adopting a series of changes to reduce rates of infection in the community. The health and wellbeing of our community is of paramount importance. Therefore, all University events have been postponed or cancelled.

The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music’s performances are an important part of our students’ learning and, in many cases, part of their curriculum and assessment. We are working to find alternative modes of delivery, such as live-streaming and recording. Our popular Lunch Hour concerts at Melba Hall, to give just one example, will continue to stream weekly whenever possible.

More information on those arrangements will be available soon. In the meantime, we would like to thank you for your understanding and support in these challenging times and we look forward to seeing you at one of our events when possible.

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In 16th century Europe, the two-keyed, one-piece predecessor of the Baroque bassoon, otherwise known as the bass dulcian or curtal (‘fagotto’ in Italian), experienced a remarkable period in the musical limelight. A careful selection of some of the first sonatas ever written for the instrument will demonstrate the extraordinary level of rhythmic virtuosity and technical dexterity possessed by performers and composers in Italy, Spain and Germany.

Bass dulcians: Lyndon Watts and Brock Imison
Chamber organ and harpsichord: Donald Nicolson

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