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Tafelmusik - Bach and His World

19 May - 4 Jun 2018


"So much goodness in such a concentrated form around such a singular artist is a rare thing."
Musical Toronto

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Elisa Citterio Musical Director

Step back into the age of Johann Sebastian Bach. With the help of 21st-century technology and expert research, experience his music on instruments of his own time, and explore the work of the artisans – papermakers, violin carvers, string spinners and performers – who helped him realise his musical genius.

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra return to Australia with an enthralling new show and an exciting new Music Director and lead violin, Elisa Citterio. In Bach and His World, they draw on spoken word, stunning projected video and detailed images as well as their speciality in period instrument performance to bring an extra layer of meaning to this great music.

Like its predecessors The Galileo Project and House of Dreams, Alison Mackay’s latest creation is a miraculous blend of sights and sounds.


Program includes:
JS BACH Brandenburg Concerto no 3
JS BACH Orchestral Suite no 1 in C major
JS BACH Excerpts from Goldberg Variations

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Event Dates

  • Perth 19 May 2018 7:30 PM
  • Melbourne 22 May 2018 7:00 PM
  • Canberra 24 May 2018 7:00 PM
  • Melbourne 26 May 2018 7:00 PM
  • Adelaide (SOLD OUT) 29 May 2018 7:30 PM
  • Brisbane 31 May 2018 7:00 PM
  • Sydney 02 Jun 2018 2:00 PM
  • Sydney 04 Jun 2018 7:00 PM


Buy Single Tickets or Subscribe to as few as 3 concerts for great savings, the best seats and priority access to the Sir András Schiff Gala Piano Recitals.

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 bookings made through venues or ticketing agencies may incur extra charges.


Want to enjoy this concert as a family? Bach and His World is suitable for children 8 and up. Save when you purchase Family Tickets for $150 to enjoy this concert as a group of four.

This ticket will allow up to three children to attend with an adult and will need to be collected at the venue on the night. Tickets are subject to availability.

Family tickets are valid for children up until 16 years of age.


Please note, the Brisbane peformance will be at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) instead of our usual venue of Queensland Conservatorium.



Discover more about the music through our Concert Insights program of free pre-concert talks, ‘meet the artist’ events, masterclasses and CD signings at selected concerts.  


This tour is supported by the Amadeus Society