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.

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 Frederdorff 


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


Doug Coghill (Launceston) / Katie Yap (nipaluna/Hobart), Rachel Meyers


Martin Penicka*


Laura Vaughan


Meriel Owen*

* denotes VDB Fellows


Download the program HERE.

Event and ticketing details

Date & Time

St Canice Sandy Bay - SOLD OUT Sun 3 December


Side seating - SOLD OUT $25.00 Please note - these seats are located either side of the altar. The sound is still fantastic here but you will be seated side-on to the players rather than than the usual front-view position.
Premium - SOLD OUT $50.00
Full Price - SOLD OUT $40.00
Concession - SOLD OUT $30.00
30 and Under - SOLD OUT $30.00
Child (12 and under) - SOLD OUT $25.00
Wheelchair/Limited Mobility Seat - SOLD OUT $30.00
Companion Card Holder Free

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