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Brandenburg Orchestra will celebrate 30 years of baroque music making

The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra will celebrate 30 years of baroque music making in 2019. From two inaugural concerts at the Sydney Opera House in 1990, Australia’s national baroque orchestra today maintains a busy performance schedule of 70 plus engagements across the country each year. The Brandenburg, as it is affectionately known, has provided specialist education and career paths for scores of Australian musicians devoted to period performance practice.

Perhaps unknown to the public, the Brandenburg owns the largest collection of baroque music scores in the Southern Hemisphere, including manuscripts of works never performed in the modern age. In an exciting 30th anniversary initiative, the extensive collection of manuscripts and scores which are currently stored in the orchestra’s head office will be digitally preserved and catalogued, and eventually archived in climate controlled conditions.

The library project is one of many which the Brandenburg will undertake in 2019 during a year-long celebration of all things baroque and Brandenburg. The 30th anniversary season will be marked by daring new artistic collaborations, performances of some of the greatest baroque works, and appearances by several of the world’s most in-demand guest soloists.