Sara Macliver, one of Australia’s favourite sopranos and acknowledged leading exponent of Baroque repertoire and counter-tenor Russell Harcourt, join the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra directed by Paul Dyer AO, for Higher Angels, a program of stellar arias and orchestral works by Handel and Graun.
A longtime friend of the Brandenburg and Paul Dyer, Sara Macliver performed on our 1998 album If Love’s a Sweet Passion, as well as the Brandenburg’s inaugural Noël! Noël! concert in 2000. Since then, Sara has recorded more than 35 albums with ABC Classic and become a regular performer with Australian symphony orchestras and international companies.
The concert will tour to Riverside Theaters in Parramatta (Thursday 29 April 7:00PM) as well as being broadcast online on Brandenburg One on Saturday May 29 at 5 pm. Sydney matinee, Saturday 24 April at 2 pm.
Program Highlights: HANDEL Concerto Grosso in B-flat major, Op. 3 No. 2, HWV 313/ GRAUN, CH ‘Tra le procelle assorto’ from Cesare e Cleopatra, GraunWV B:I:7/ HANDEL ‘Venti, turbini’ from Rinaldo, HWV 7/ HANDEL ‘Caro! Bella! Più amabile beltà’ from Giulio Cesare, HWV 17
The performers: Sara Macliver, soprano/ Russell Harcourt, countertenor/ Paul Dyer AO Artistic Director, harpsichord/
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
Image: Paul Dyer AO and Sara Macliver, soprano. Sahlan Hayes