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Bach + the Frenchmen

With three soloists – violin, flute and harpsichord – Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No 5 is a stunner, particularly when the harpsichord breaks away from the pack and delivers a cadenza of unprecedented length and complexity. Bach at his trailblazing best! Making his first appearance with the TSO is Baroque specialist, conductor and harpsichordist, Matthew Halls.

Equally wonderful is Bach’s Orchestral Suite No 4, where the ever versatile Johann Sebastian doffs his hat to French musical practises. Appropriately, Bach’s music sits alongside works by two eminent French contemporaries, Jean-Féry Rebel and Jean-Philippe Rameau. Bach is the object of admiration in a new work by Australian composer Richard Mills, here receiving its first performance.

MILLS Chorale Meditation on Heut’ triumphieret Gottes Sohn by JS Bach commissioned with the generous support of TSO Patron, Peter Stanton


  • MILLS: Chorale Meditation on Heut’ triumphieret Gottes Sohn by JS Bach*
  • REBEL: Les élémens – Suite
  • BACH, J S: Brandenburg Concerto No 5
  • RAMEAU: Pigmalion – Suite
  • BACH, J S: Orchestral Suite No 4 

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Matthew Halls – Conductor and Harpsichord

Emma McGrath violin

Douglas Mackie flute

Tickets from $32 at or 1800 001 190


Event starts
Thursday 17 August, 2017
Event Ends
Thursday 17 August, 2017
Federation Concert Hall, Hobart
Venue Address
1 Davey St

Tasmania, Hobart

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