The Melbourne Musicians directed by Frank U.Pam play works by JS Bach and his four very talented sons, with two outstanding soloists.
Australian-Swiss flautist Bridget Bolliger has been hailed by Fanfare as “the very essence of what flute sound should be”. She has been Principal Flute and soloist with several European and Australian orchestras and in South America. in 2017 she celebrated her 10th anniversary as Artistic director and Founder of the Sydney Chamber Music Festival. Bridget will play CPE Bach’s Flute Concerto in A major.
Soprano Sarah Lobegeiger de Rodriguez has a Master of Opera from Bulgaria where she has sung principal roles in several operas and performed in important national and international festivals. She was a semi-finalist in the MTO 2015 German Australia Opera Grant. Sarah will sing 2 arias from JS Bach’s much-loved Coffee Cantata. The first aria has a flute obbligato (played by Bridget) which depicts the aroma of coffee wafting in the air. The program includes a quirky sinfonia by the black sheep of the family, wilful Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, a surprisingly emotional sinfonia by the almost unknown Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach and a delightfully mozartian sinfonietta by the youngest son, Johann Christian Bach.