Category Archives: Margaret’s performances

Arioso Chamber Ensemble demo recording

This group has been performing together for a few years now, and last year in the midst of a busy series of concerts we managed to record this demo of an aria from one of our favourite colections of music … Continue reading

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AUSTA National Orchestra European Tour

It’s just over two weeks away, and I can almost believe that it’s really happening – a tour with my Australian string playing colleagues to Rome, Florence, Venice, Vienna and Prague, organized by AUSTA‘s wonderful President, Stephen Chin. We will … Continue reading

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Concerts added to calendar

Most musicians live by their diary, whether electronic or good old paper. I’ve just added a whole lot of concert dates to my calendar – there’s probably a way of doing this once electronically and having it appear on my … Continue reading

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All the fun of the Faire

In spite of the threat of wet weather, on Saturday the sky was blue, perfect for an afternoon out at theGold Coast Renaissance Faire. However, I think many people were still cleaning up after the deluge the night before, so … Continue reading

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“Drama and Virtuosity” – CPE Bach’s works for violin and harpsichord

I’ll be continuing my long collaboration on early music projects with harpsichordist Peter Hagen with this programme of sometimes dramatically stormy and other times hauntingly lyrical music showing off an almost schizophrenic musicality by CPE Bach -  sonatas, fantasias and … Continue reading

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Vivaldi, 4mbs Festival of Classics, May 25

As they say, it never rains but it pours! May is turning into a busy month for baroque musicians in Brissie. This time, violinist Wayne Brennan will perform the Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with the Badinerie Players in an all-Vivaldi programme, … Continue reading

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CPE Bach anniversary

Composer anniversaries are often a useful prompt to remember a particular composer, including those who may have been overshadowed by their better known contemporaries, or simply forgotten. One of the composers whose 300th anniversary of birth is celebrated this year … Continue reading

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Gold Coast Renaissance Fair

Along with fellow members of the Early Music Society of Queensland, this year I have been exploring the sound of renaissance capped reed instruments. A collection of these instruments – crumhorns, cornemuses and a few others – had sat unused … Continue reading

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Resonance Duo

Here are a couple of samples from a recent demo recording made with my wonderful colleague, flautist Gillian Rankine. We’ve been playing together for the past few years, including concerts for the Early Music Society of Queensland, and at the … Continue reading

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Live Streaming of Handel’s 9 German arias

A new dimension in live performance for me, and slightly nerve wracking! Our performance of Handel’s 9 German arias in the 2014 Music by the Sea Festival, Sandgate was streamed live. If you’re interested it is still available to view … Continue reading

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