Twaalf Uurtje

Apeiron Baroque: Too Many Strings

2nd August 2023 12:40pm

Apeiron branches out into a program of light classical and popular music. Sadly, we can't bring a historical grand piano but rest assured that we be keeping historical performances techniques and tastes from the era close to our hearts!

The concert name (Twaalfuurtje) is inspired from our time in The Netherlands; literally translated, it means ’12 o'clock’ and colloquially, it refers to a simple, light and attractively priced lunch. We hope this fun concert functions as the musical equivalent of the Dutch twaalfuurtje; refreshing audiences for the afternoon ahead.

Wesley Music Centre, National Circuit Forrest, ACT. 



Elgar, Chanson de Matin

Elgar, Chanson de Nuit
Ludwig, Variations on "Happy Birthday"

Massenet Meditation from "Thais"

Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Capitan Fracassa
Kreisler, Leibesleid
Arlen, "Over the rainbow"
Gershwin, "Let's call the whole thing off"

Mancini, "Moonriver"


John Ma, Violin

Marie Searles, Piano


Light, but...

"John is better known for playing baroque on period instruments but he told me how punk and ska were influential in his younger life,so film mid-20th century film music seems not so out of field... Marie was influenced by the Beatles (which I understand fully) so the glorious and outspoken accompaniment from late C19th onwards is also not inconceivable."

"...devastatingly capable players."

"...a classic concert of great skills and beauty with a lovingly moderate conception.."

Writer: Eric Pozza; Canberra Jazz Blog (3rd August 2023)


Credit: Eric Pozza