Balmain Baroque + Nathan Power Band [CANCELLED]

7pm, Saturday 2nd May 2020

Balmain Baroque

Balmain Baroque

Balmain Baroque celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2020. The band, based in Balmain, currently features:
  • Amanda Muir (soprano, baroque flute)
  • Lidia Bara (violin)
  • Tony Eyers (recorder)
  • Darsha Kumar (cello)
  • Donn Mendoza (harpsichord)

The program at Humph Hall will feature excerpts from the baroque operas of Handel and other instrumental pieces - just like a night out in 18th century London.

They have their own harpsichord, essentially the 6th member of the band.

Since the beginning, Balmain Baroque has had a strong community music focus. The group comprises professional players with a common passion for the baroque repertoire. They perform at baroque pitch and their wind instruments and harpsichord are based on their baroque counterparts. The 18th century saw a great outburst of high quality chamber pieces, Balmain Baroque has picked some of the best. Come and share with the band.
Visit the Balmain Baroque web site where you can listen to samples of their playing.

Nathan Power Band

It’s been a big year for Melbourne folk artist Nathan Power with international appearances, two national tours and almost a hundred shows including slots at Yackandandah Folk Festival, Bendigo Blues, Nimbin Roots and Frankston Waterfront Festival.

Borrowing from the folk, blues and bluegrass worlds, Nathan’s music is dark and rich, combining childhood stories of growing up Africa with a cynical take on modern life. Think Leonard Cohen meets Lloyd Cole, wrapped in a toe-tapping bluegrass band including double bass, mandolin and guitar.

2020 sees the launch of Nathan’s second album, a national tour and festival dates across February and March.

Visit his web site.

Balmain Baroque

"Balmain Baroque is a quintet of accomplished artisans who each perform expertly and humbly, blending their individual musicianship to present an harmonious, yet astringent reflection of the opulence of the Baroque era.  With professionalism and humour, they entertain any audience and their vintage instruments are a delight." Annie Selman

Nathan Power Band

“Borrows inspiration from folk, blues and country…” – Beat Magazine

“Laid back tales of an old soul with a guitar. Really delightful listening…” – Nkechi Anele (Triple J)