Moonlighters at Albert Hall
Fri Aug 14th, 2020

Albert Hall

Salut! presents a concert of baroque music with works by Albicastro, Wassenaer, Herschel, Corbett, Steffani and Bonporti.

The struggle between creativity and livelihood was a necessity Baroque composers had to balance, not dissimilar to artists today. Our collection of little-known names had passion and talent but did not make a living from composing. Musicians usually found themselves at the mercy of others to survive unless were they born into the aristocracy or had a wealthy patron. However, these composers applied their wide-ranging skills to be employed elsewhere - as scientists, diplomats, spies, artists and in the military. Circumstance may have dictated their choice of profession yet, as moonlighters, their compositions still stand out for their charm, inspiration and inventiveness.
Address: Commonwealth Avenue, Parkes 2600
Price: TBA
Date: Friday Aug 14th, 2020 7:30pm to 9:10pm
Albert Hall
Commonwealth Avenue, Parkes 2600 Australian Capital Territory