Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Unveils 2023 Season

By David Salazar

The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra has announced its 2023 season. The ensemble will feature a total of six showcases at the City Recital Hall in Sydney and Melbourne Recital Centre.

“It is exciting to launch the Brandenburg’s striking new look for our 2023 subscription season – the company’s 34th – and a diverse program of celebrated Australian and international guest artists, our own illustrious musicians, original collaborations, and rising stars of the Baroque concert stage. If the last couple of years has taught us anything, it’s that the Brandenburg is resilient, innovative and forward-thinking. Our collective gaze is on the future, of dreaming up new and different ways to engage with our audience both inside and outside the concert hall,” said Co-founder and managing Director Bruce Applebaum in an official press statement.

For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal performances.

First up will be “Vivaldi Unplugged,” which features a performance of his Four Seasons with violinist Shaun Lee-Chen and the Gloria in D Major featuring the Brandenburg Choir under Paul Dyer. Yaron Lifschitz stage directs the performance.

Performance Dates: April 28 – May 5, 2023 (Sydney); May 11 – 14 (Melbourne)

Next up is “Ottoman Baroque,” which will feature the Brandenburg Choir and five major traditional musicians from Turkey.

Performance Dates: July 21 – 29, 2023 (Sydney); July 13 – 16, 2023(Melbourne)