The Melbourne Musicians directed by Frank U. Pam commemorate the 250th Anniversary of the great German baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann with three outstanding soloists: Anne Harvey-Nagl violin; Anne Gilby oboe; Sarah Lobegeiger de Rodriguez soprano.
Telemann: Violin Concertos in A minor and G major; Oboe Concerto in F minor; Oboe & Violin Concerto in C minor Ascension Cantata "Gott will Mensch und sterblich werden". Concerto polonois. Handel: Arias from Julius Caesar, Rodelinda and Joshua.
In his lifetime Telemann was more famous and more widely admired than his friends Bach and Handel. He was extremely prolific, which meant that after the rediscovery of Bach in the 19th century he was compared to Bach and considered to be superficial and too facile. Since the beginning of the 20th century there has been a re-evaluation of his work and his endless inventiveness has been recognised. He is regarded as being an important forerunner of the Classical style. This concert includes concertos for two of his favourite instruments, violin and oboe, and one of his many attractive chamber cantatas.
Anne Harvey-Nagl won the National Youth Concerto Competiton in 1986. In 1990 she won the ANZ International Felllowship for musical studies overseas. She performed with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Vienna Mozart Orchestra, Vienna Konzertverein, Klangforum and Kammerphilharmonie. 1999-2011 she was Principal Violin Vienna Volksoper and since 2011 has been the Concertmaster. She is also Concertmaster of the Vienna Opera Ball Orchestra and Ensemble Kontrapunkte. In 1994 she was a soloist with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra in the series "Presenting Young Artists". Since 1995 she has had regular performances as a soloist with the Vienna Mozart Orchestra. Anne has been a member of the Koehne Quartet since 1992.
Anne Gilby studied in Europe with famous oboists Leon Goossens, Helmut Winschermann and Maurice Bourge and received a Performance Diploma with distinction in Detmold. She performed as soloist and Principal with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and has been guest Principal with all six Symphony Australia orchestras. Anne was Head of Woodwind at the VCA and a Lecturer in the Monash University Scool of Music Conservatorium. She was founding President of the Australian Double Reed Society. Sarah Lobegeiger de Rodriguez has a Bachelor of Music, Master of Music Interpretation in Classical Singing, Bachelor of English Literature and Master of Speech Pathology. She has sung several operatic roles in Bulgaria and appeared as a soloist in numerous concerts and festivals, including with the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra. Sarah is Voice Clinic Coordinator at La Trobe University Communication Clinic.