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Rewriting the Baroque music rulebook

"...spontaneously interrupted with enthusiastic applauseā€. Frankfurter Neue Presse

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Nevermind

10 Oct - 26 Oct 2019


2019 international concert season


"Never mind means the very opposite of what the musicians create in effortless but focused and perfect coexistence..."
NGZ, Germany

Early music has rarely sounded as chic or brilliant! The four musicians of French ensemble Nevermind – combining flute, violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord – met and founded their group while they were students in Paris. A breath of fresh air in today’s classical music scene, they are rewriting the rule-book on period-instrument concerts with a thoroughly engaging mix of virtuoso expertise and unpretentious charm. Delighting audiences across Europe in prestigious festivals and concert series and making their Australian debut with Musica Viva, Nevermind is disarmingly relaxed and thoroughly dedicated to the universal appeal of good music.

Anna Besson flute
Louis Creac’h violin
Robin Pharo viola da gamba
Jean Rondeau harpsichord 

View the concert guide.

PROGRAM 1

Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne Weekday, Sydney Weekend

JS BACH Selections from The Art of Fugue, BWV1080
JS BACH Trio Sonata in G major, BWV1039
JS BACH Trio Sonata in C major, BWV529
TELEMANN Paris Quartet no 1 in G major, TWV43:G1
TELEMANN Fuga 14 from 20 Small Fugues, TWV30
TELEMANN Paris Quartet no 12 in E minor, TWV43:e4

PROGRAM 2

Adelaide, Canberra, Newcastle, Melbourne Weekend, Sydney Weekday

MARAIS Trios for the King’s Bedtime: Suite IV
F COUPERIN Les Nations: L’Espagnole
TELEMANN Paris Quartet no 4 in G minor, TWV43:g1
QUENTIN Quartet Sonata op 15 no 3
GUILLEMAIN Quartet Sonata op 12 no 3

 

Join us at every concert for exclusive experiences including pre-concert talks to enhance your concert experience, as well as the chance to meet your favourite artists.

PRE-CONCERT TALK

Prior to the concert, join fellow music lovers in this fascinating pre-concert talk and discover some of the intricate moments within the concert program.

Newcastle 10 Oct - 6.45pm, Conservatorium Room 102 (follow the signs)
Melbourne 12 Oct - 6.15pm, Boardroom, Level 2
Sydney 14 Oct - 6.15pm, Function Room Level 1
Melbourne 15 Oct - 6.15pm, Boardroom, Level 2
Canberra 17 Oct - 6.15pm, Athenaeum (Foyer)
Perth 19 Oct - 6.45pm, Corner Stage Riverside, Terrace level
Adelaide 22 Oct - 6.45pm, Prince Alfred Room
Brisbane 24 Oct - 6.30pm, Boardroom
Sydney 26 Oct - 1.15pm, Function Room Level 1

CD SIGNING

Immediately following the performance, CDs will be available for purchase, which the group will be happy to sign.

Newcastle 10 Oct - Post concert, Foyer
Melbourne 12 Oct - Post concert, Foyer
Sydney 14 Oct - Post concert, Foyer
Adelaide 22 Oct - Post concert, Foyer

MEET THE ARTIST

Immediately following the performance, join the group for an entertaining and light-hearted Meet the Artist session. Come with any questions you may have! 

Melbourne 15 Oct - Post concert, Foyer
Canberra 17 Oct - Post concert, Athenaeum (Foyer)
Perth 19 Oct - Post concert. Corner Stage Riverside, Terrace level
Brisbane 24 Oct - Post concert, Foyer
Sydney 26 Oct - Post concert, Function Room Level 1

CANBERRA

Masterclass with Louis Creac'h (violin) and Jean Rondeau (harpsichord), Nevermind
Friday 18 October, 11am-12.45pm
Tim Murray Theatre, Canberra Grammar School
40 Monaro Crescent, Red Hill ACT
Tickets: $15
Book here

PERTH

Masterclass with Anna Besson (flute), Nevermind
Sunday 20 October, 12.30pm
St George's College, UWA
46 Mounts Bay Rd, Crawley, WA
Free entry
Register here


SYDNEY

Masterclass with Louis Creac'h (violin), Nevermind
Friday 25 October, 4pm
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
1 Conservatorium Rd, Sydney NSW 2000
Register here

ARTICLES AND VIDEOS

Modern Take on Early Music with Nevermind

"It is our responsibility to reach out and connect with the audience as much as possible."

Maxim Boon speaks with Nevermind ahead of their debut Australian tour. Read here.

 

Presented in association with Melbourne International Arts Festival.

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Event Dates

Melbourne concert on 12 October in tribute to Graeme Watson

Under 40's and Family tickets are available for this event. Learn more here.

Avoid booking fees and book through Musica Viva Box Office, either online or by phone on 1800 688 482 (M-F, 9am-5pm AEDT)

Please note that booking made through venues or ticketing agencies may incur extra charges.

Learn more about the venues where these concerts will be held.