The musicians of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra are world leaders in the performance of music from the Baroque and Classical eras.
Known for their vibrant and dynamic performances, they breathe 21st-century life into centuries-old music.
Members of the Brandenburg Ensemble will be packing their exquisite period instruments and bringing the evocative Notturno music program to Leeton's Roxy Community Theatre on Friday, March 20.
The performance is part of an annual series of free concerts in NSW that aims to bring the orchestra closer to a broader community of music lovers.
After the performance, audiences members will also be given a rare opportunity to meet and chat to the musicians, which will give a unique perspective on the music, composers and instruments directly from these leading Australian musicians.
Notturno, which simply means 'night', is curated by the Brandenburg's principal flute Melissa Farrow.
The name reflects the evocative and sometimes dreamy mood of the music presented, which features the unusual combination of guitar, flute and strings in a blend of a decidedly exotic flavour.
The chamber works each come from the Classical period and include works by Mozart and some of his guitar-playing contemporaries: Luigi Boccherini, Anton Diabelli and the Bohemian composer Wenzel Matiegka.
The one-night-only performance will also provide Leeton the chance to hear music performed on period instruments and in the style the composers intended for their masterpieces.
For example, the strings used on the period violin, viola and cello featured in this performance are made of sheep gut rather than the steel strings commonly used by modern orchestras. The period flute is made of wood rather than metal seen on modern flutes.
This gives the ensemble a warm and earthy sound that makes for an even more unique experience for the audience.
The Leeton community concert will be held at 7pm on Friday.
Concerts will also be held in Hay at Bishop's Lodge Historic House on Thursday, March 19 at 7pm and Griffith Regional Theatre on Saturday, March 21 at 2pm.
Bookings are not required, but interested audiences are encouraged to register their interest at brandenburg.com.au/notturno.