In 1989, the Brandenburg Ensemble, now known as the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, was born.
On Tuesday 9 January 1990, thirty years ago, Artistic Director Paul Dyer and his Brandenburg band walked onto the stage of the Sydney Opera House. In front of a glorious Australian audience, they performed the first of many concerts on period instruments brimming with the exciting vibrancy of the greatest Baroque composers.
This concert was presented as a part of the Sydney Opera House's Mostly Mozart series which featured concertos and arias by Handel, Telemann, Mozart and of course, Bach, whose revered Brandenburg Concertos inspired the orchestra 's name. In fact, Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major was performed at this inaugural concert.
Fast forward to 2019, where to open the orchestra's 30th Anniversary Season, Paul Dyer will pay tribute to this immortal composer who has played an integral part in the company's musical legacy. Five Brandenburg Concertos including No. 3 will be performed in this monumental concert series The Brandenburg Concertos which will open in Sydney on 27 February and in Melbourne from 9 March.
Pictured below is the concert program for this concert.