Free Performances Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

Rebecca Varidel
8th Nov 2023

*** SOLD OUT *** The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra presents Western Sydney audiences with a free performance this coming week at Casula Powerhouse Museum, INFERNO from an original concept by Paul Dwyer and from creative director Constantine Costi. Experience a journey through heaven and hell, where the boundaries between life and death blur in a modern gothic marvel. With an intimate audience of just 20 masked souls, this immersive experience is a thrilling musical adventure like no other.

As you enter, the haunting sounds of Purcell set the stage, guided by a mesmerising dancer. Witness the eerie operating theatre to the tune of Monteverdi, revealing a world of the supernatural. The set evolves before your eyes, transporting you to an otherworldly playground inspired by the works of Bosch and Magritte, featuring playful demons and devilish performances.

From the chaos of hell, you ascend to heavenly splendours with Bach, Costeley, and a recomposed Bach Cello Suite. Immerse yourself in a divine world of meditation, surrounded by swirling music and ethereal visuals.

Finally, return to Earth with Bach's violin sonata, and join the musicians for a post-show conversation. No dress code, no formalities — just a unique celebration of music, movement, and the new wave of baroque sounds. Embrace the darkness and emerge reborn.

Tickets for this interactive music and dance experience are booked out this Saturday but some tickets are still available at this stage for the evenings of Tuesday 14 November and Wednesday 15 November.

45 minutes

Henry Purcell
(c.1659 - 1695)

Musick for a While from Oedipus, Z 583

Claudio Monteverdi
(1567 - 1643)

Lamento della ninfa, from Madrigals, Book 8, SV 163
Primo parte: Non havea Febo ancora
Seconda parte: Amor
Terza parte: Si tra sdegnosi pianti

Dario Castello
(1602 - 1631)

Sonata Decima à 3 from Sonate concertante in stil moderno, Book 2

Giulio Caccini
(1551 - 1618)

Funeste piaggie (Orfeo) from Euridi