october, 2022

17oct2:30 pm3:30 pmGalante et Magnifique2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Oasis Function CentreAudience:Alumni,Donors,Future students,General Public,High school students,Industry partners,International students,Recent graduates,Researchers,Staff,Students

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Austral Harmony with Jane Downer (baroque oboe) and Rosalind Halton (harpsichord)

A beautiful French Baroque program played on original instruments (including Flinders own spectacular harpsichord). Music includes works by François Couperin, Jean-Henri d’Anglebert, and Louis-Nicolas Clérambault.

Jane Downer has performed on historical oboes with the Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra, Oxford Bach Soloists, Instruments of Time & Truth, Oslo Barokkorkester, Academy of Ancient Music, English Baroque Soloists, Pinchgut Opera, Canberra Bach Ensemble and Adelaide Baroque. She has appeared at the Innsbruck Early Music Festival, Valletta Baroque Festival (Malta), New England Bach Festival, Canberra International Music Festival, and Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields. Jane has attended 19th-century Historically Informed Performance courses held at Oxford University’s Music Faculty and Huddersfield University as a professional participant, and has worked as a specialist instrumental examiner. She is programme-note writer for the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, and contributes reviews and articles to music forums. As Artistic Director of Austral Harmony Jane fulfils a regular circuit of recitals, lectures & classes.

Born in Dunedin, New Zealand, Rosalind Halton studied at the University of Otago, going on to complete a D.Phil. at Oxford, where harpsichord playing and researching Italian baroque music became her dominant passions. She has performed in the U.K., Europe, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, where she won a Soundscapes award for her 2-CD release The French Harpsichord, ABC Classics. In Australia she has performed with Elysium, Sydney Philharmonia, The Badinerie Players, Affetto (NZ) and Chacona with whom she recorded three CDs (ABC Classics) of cantatas and serenatas by Alessandro Scarlatti, her research project over many years. As Associate Professor at the University of Newcastle, Rosalind taught undergraduate performance practice courses, with many students going on to research and careers in early music.

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