Credit: Peter Mathew

The music of a pioneer, performed by a new generation of lutruwita/Tasmanian baroque musicians

At the beginning of the 18th Century, Italian violinist Arcangelo Corelli pioneered a revolutionary new ensemble form in Rome.

The 'concerto grosso' juxtaposes a large ensemble against a small group of soloists, highlighting the skills of the individual players and exploring the contrasting textures, sonorities and dramatic possibilities of the instrumental combinations.

Corelli’s new form inspired an entire generation of composers with literally thousands of concertos written in the decades to follow.

The concerto grosso is the perfect way to showcase a new generation of lutruwita/Tasmanian baroque players, our VDB Fellows, in an exhilarating program of well-known favourites, including the "Christmas Concerto" by the great Arcangelo himself, plus long-lost gems from Evaristo Dall’Abaco and Francesco Geminiani.

"It was a.5-star event! Excellent. choice of music performed with great joy and at an international standard"
— Audience member
"These shows are always a joy. The musicians are FANTASTIC!!! I love them! "
— Audience member
"I love the music, and I had the impression that the players loved it and enjoyed playing together. They seemed full of energy and happiness. The instruments so intriguing, especially the beautiful harpsichord. "
— Audience member

About the VDB Fellows

The VDB Fellowship program offers free professional training for emerging and established professional musicians wanting to develop their skills in historically-informed performance.

The program provides tutoring, mentorship and professional performance pathways, whereby Fellows can develop their skills and experience alongside leading Australian and international practitioners.


Artistic Director & Baroque Violin

Julia Fredersdorff


Jenny Owen*,  Alethea Coombe*,  Natalya Bing*,  Susie Furphy


TBC, Rachel Meyers


Martin Penicka*


Laura Vaughan


Meriel Owen*

* denotes VDB Fellows

This project was made possible by the Australian Government Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia.


Concerto Grosso Opus 6 No.2 in F Major


Concerto Grosso No 12 in D minor (based on ‘La Folia’ Sonata opus 5 no. 12 by A. Corelli)


Concerto Grosso Opus 6. No. 8 in G minor


Concerto Opus 5. No. 2 in G Major

Event and ticketing details

Date & Time

Arcangelo & Co - Scottsdale Sat 10 August
Arcangelo & Co - St Helens Sun 11 August


Full price $45.00
Concession $38.00
$30 under 30 $30.00
Child (12 and under) $25.00
Child (5 and under) Free
Companion Card Holder Free


Portland Memorial Hall, St Helens

39 Cecilia St, St Helens TAS 7216

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Scottsdale Mechanic's Institute

11 King St, Scottsdale TAS 7260

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