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Emanuel Ensemble presents

30th Anniversary Festival

The Emanuel Ensemble was formed in 1988 to mark the bicentenary of the death of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. For thirty years they have been delighting Perth audiences with their own unique brand of friendly enjoyable music making with a strong focus on the Bach family, presenting regular concerts of chamber music for mixed ensemble of wind, strings and keyboard, performed by Perth's finest musicians.

"Bach and Sons"

These three different programmes feature a selection of chamber music for mixed ensemble by Johann Sebastian Bach and his four famous sons, with Baroque masterpieces and Classical gems for a wide variety of instrumental combinations.

Concert One: "The Inspiration of the Bachs"
3pm Sunday 5 August 2018
Callaway Auditorium
University of Western Australia

The Festival commences with a programme that explores the theme of inspiration, with two masterpieces of the trio sonata genre for flute, violin and basso continuo, the first by the Ensemble's namesake Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, the second by his father Johann Sebastian Bach (from "A Musical Offering"), revealing how these two great composers were inspired by each other.

Also Classical works by the two younger sons, with an elegant quartet by Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, and a brilliant quintet for flute, oboe, violin, viola and cello by Johann Christian Bach (from opus 11), composed after he was inspired by hearing the virtuoso musicians of the famous Mannheim Court Orchestra.

Concert Two: "An Enchanted Evening with the Bachs"
7:30pm Thursday 9 August 2018
Eileen Joyce Studio
University of Western Australia

The Festival continues with a magical soirée held in the intimate setting of the Eileen Joyce Studio. This programme presents two of Johann Sebastian Bach's finest chamber works for flute, cello and harpsichord, an expressively beautiful sonata in E minor and an enchantingly pastoral sonata in E major.

These works will be complemented by an exquisite trio for piano, flute and cello by Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach.

Concert Three: "The Magnificence of the Bachs"
3pm Sunday 12 August 2018
St Luke's Church
20 Monument Street, Mosman Park

The Festival concludes with a concert of magnificent works, presented at the historic St Luke's Church in Mosman Park. This programme includes the exciting sinfonia from Johann Sebastian Bach's cantata no. 209, for flute, strings and basso continuo.

There are also two works by the eldest of the Bach brothers, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, a sparkling trio sonata in D major for two flutes and basso continuo and a magnificent adagio and fugue for two flutes and strings.


Emily Gunson - flute
Tresna Stampalia - flute
Alexandra Allan -oboe
Zak Rowntree - violin
Rebecca Glorie - violin
Alex Brogan - viola
Louise McKay - cello
John Hardy - harpsichord & piano

Admission includes a programme and light refreshments. Booking is recommended. Door sales on the day unless sold out. Enquiries & bookings phone 9574 1591.