Saturday 5 October 6.00pm – 10.00pm
Maggie Beer’s Farm Eatery
Pheasant Farm Road, off Samuel Road, Nuriootpa
A Night of Free Range Music & Food
Joseph and James Tawadros
Joseph Tawadros is one of Australian music’s most impressive and charismatic figures: a composer, improviser, storyteller and a brilliant exponent of the oud, the Egyptian lute. Classically trained on this king of Middle Eastern instruments, Tawadros’s virtuoso technique and curiosity have brought him into contact with the worlds of jazz, classical and world traditions to create music that transcends labels and crosses borders.
The brothers’ music blends world music, jazz and classical seamlessly and shows their skills in contemporary genres as well as their traditional pieces. Joseph and James Tawadros have received 12 ARIA nominations and 4 ARIA Awards and have performed with BBC Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, Sydney Symphony, ACO and with jazz quartets and trios.
Sunday 6 October – 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Barossa Regional Gallery
3 Basedow Road, Tanunda
Tickets: $50 / conces. $30 / children and youth free
Concert 1 – Starring the 1877 Hill & Son Grand Organ
Calvin Bowman (Organ) / Adelaide Baroque
Adelaide Baroque: This collective of specialists in baroque repertoire was founded in 1977. Initially performing chamber works from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, they have over time broadened their scope to include other repertoire and commissions from Australian composers. They have toured internationally and expanded the organisation in 2018 by founding a baroque orchestra. While Barossa, Baroque & Beyond would love to go the ‘burgher’ with the lot, we are thrilled to have a sextet drawn from the orchestra who will perform chamber music on authentic baroque instruments in the acoustically magnificent Organ Hall.
Speaking of organs……this year we have the inimitable Calvin Bowman at the wheel of the good ship, the SS ‘1887 Hill and Son Grand Organ.’ This magnificent beast was originally housed at the Adelaide Town Hall, and is now relocated to Tanunda where it has been painstakingly restored.
Calvin is a renowned organist and prolific composer specialising in artsong. He is a laureate of the Ned Rorem Award for Song Composition, the Diana Barnhart American Song Competition, and the English Poetry and Song Society Artsong Award. His song ‘Now Touch the Air Softly’, recorded by Emma Matthews with the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra for Deutsche Grammophon/ABC Classics, has become one of the most popular Australian artsongs. Recent performances of his songs have taken place at the Musikverein, Vienna, and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. Dr. Bowman is an exclusive Decca/UMA artist.
South Australian treasure Jane Doyle will yet again grace us with her presence and edifying emceeing.
Sunday 6 October – 4.30pm
Peter Lehmann Cellar Door
Para Road, Tanunda
Horns on the Lawn
This late afternoon free concert interlude features the mellifluous musings of the Barossa French Horn Quintet performing an eclectic selection of music from around the world and spanning centuries. All members of this ensemble have or still are playing in the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
Sit back on the lawns of Peter Lehmann Wines sipping a cheeky drop or two and be taken away…that is, before you take yourself for a short stroll up the hill to…
Sunday 6 October – 6.00pm for 6.30pm start
Old Redemption, Peter Lehmann Wines
Para Road Tanunda
Concert 2 – Cabaret at Old Red
Band of Brothers: Slava & Leonard Grigoryan with Joseph & James Tawadros
The micro-fest closer is always a winner. And for good reason.
Over BBB’s five years it always features virtuosic playing at its core, spiced by delightfully unexpected appearances from other musicians. Completing the trifecta of great music, food and wine will be imaginative fare from Saskia Beer and libations from Peter Lehmann Wines. In a nutshell always serious musical fun.
Slava & Leonard, Joseph and James – one super group, two sets of siblings, four internationally acclaimed musicians…and whichever way you look at it…. brotherly collaboration displaying sibling revelry at its best. Slava & Leonard are regarded Australia’s finest classical guitarists. Joseph Tawadros is a master of the oud, whilst James has made a name for himself as a percussionist specialising on the req, an Egyptian tambourine.
Performances by Band of Brothers are marked by group artistry of the highest order with repertoire that crosses cultural and stylistic barriers….from world music, to jazz, classical and traditional.
‘the Grigoryan brothers and Tawadros Brothers joined forces in a
display of improvised and organised genius’. Wes Taylor – ABC Brisbane
To view Band of Brothers go to: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Sfd_seckmYY