“BLAZING BAROQUE” BY THE BRANDENBURG

July 23, 2016

 

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The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s latest production of “Blazing Baroque” features stunning concertos, rare combinations of instruments and powerful masterpieces all performed by today’s baroque stars, at the City Recital Hall in Angel Place, Sydney.

With a program that includes music by Vivaldi, Telemann, Sammartini and Fasch, the audience will experience the passion, intensity and drama the performers bring to the stage. Modern and edgy in their time, these compositions are brought to life by the stars of the Brandenburg, with their unique flair, dynamic playing and exciting and challenging exploration of period music, the musicians are modern baroque stars. They bring a vibrant energy to the stage, engaging the audience with an intimacy as if they were in the salon of a great house in the 18th century. This is a celebration of the orchestra and the music.

Artistic Director and Conductor, Paul Dyer AO said “Sometimes ABO audiences just want the Brandenburg. They are devoted to the players and they love pure baroque music with a passion.  This is the perfect program for our loyal and cherished fans.”

This is a wonderful opportunity to hear stunning baroque concertos in rare combinations of instruments.

The spotlight will also be on the musicians as they take turns as soloist.

Blazing Baroque will be performing at City Recital Hall, 2 Angel Place Sydney from 27 & 29 July and 3, 5 & 6 August at 7 pm
 with a Matinee on 6 August at 2 pm.

Sandra Tiltman

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“SEE THROUGH LOO” DRAWS A CROWD

July 23, 2016

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Bondi Beach recently attracted interested onlookers who came to view a ‘see through loo’, which was located on the promenade beside the iconic Bathing Pavilion.

The ‘see through loo’ was on display to raise awareness for the global sanitation crisis and the sad fact that 1 in 3 women worldwide don’t have access to a toilet. Because these women don’t have access to a toilet, they are forced to go out in the open where they risk attack, shame, rape and deadly disease.

DSC09475 (1)Quick to draw a crowd, this ‘see through loo’ gave those who were interested, the opportunity to experience what life would be like without the clean bathrooms we have become accustomed to.

Domestos has partnered with UNICEF and pledge to globally help 25 million people get access to a clean and safe toilet by 2020. Women are particularly vulnerable to the sanitation crisis, as the lack of access to a safe toilet exposes them to the risk of violence and harassment, plus it affects school attendance, thereby perpetuating cycles of inequality. Women and girls living without a toilet spend 97 billion hours each year looking for a private place to go. Time that could be much better utilised.

Krstina Nicolai, Domestos Brand Manager said “Domestos is passionate about supporting this campaign as we know how vital toilets are in empowering women and giving them a better future. We are urging all Australians to take notice and take action. We have committed to build toilets in communities where they are needed and every bottle of Domestos sold makes a contribution”.

Felicity Wever, Head of International Programs at UNICEF Australia added “The partnership is enabling UNICEF to reach vulnerable girls, women and families around the world to provide access to proper sanitation facilities to reduce the spread of disease and improve education outcomes”.

Every specially marked bottle of Domestos sold from July to December 2016 contributes directly to tackling the global sanitation crisis.

Sandra Tiltman     Photos: John Pond

Girls gather outside a school after attending a Participatory learning and action session at a school in village Ghadoli, Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh.