January concerts to draw a crowd

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A FREE stream of concerts in January is set to draw crowds as Broadford host Peter Hagen welcomes the public to enjoy live music again after the pandemic.

Mr Hagen said the concerts were ‘not to be missed’.

“This January you have the rare opportunity to hear the beautiful strains of early music played on traditional instruments by the best of Victoria’s early music artists,” he said.

“Attendance is a must. The cream of Australia’s performers such as Andrew Angus on oboe, Lucinda Moon on violin, Meredith Beardmore on flute, Lucy Price on violoncello, and the sweet sounds of Hamish Gould singing countertenor will be sure to delight.

“You need only bring a blanket or picnic chairs and picnic morning tea. Invite friends and family and celebrate live music again.

“The venue is the beautiful garden of a private property in Broadford, famous for concerts.

“This summer the music moves outside, and attendees will be moved by a very special and emotional series of experiences.”

Mr Hagen said the concerts would be COVID-safe.

“Performers will relish sharing their craft after a challenging COVID-19 year,” he said.

“The events will be COVID-19 safe, with precautions to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all. Numbers are capped at 30 guests, and spaces are sure to be taken up quickly.”

The first concert schedule will be as follows: January 3, baroque oboe and keyboard, artists including Telemann, Vincent, Handel, Geminiani, and Couperin.

Other concert dates are January 10, 17, 24, and 31. Performances begin at 11.30am.

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