From humble beginnings in 2000, The Marais Project has become a national leader in the creative presentation of music for the viola da gamba. While specialising in the French baroque period, the ensemble's repertoire has expanded to include new Australian works and sophisticated arrangements of folk music as documented in 6 CDs, several of which were launched at The Independent. In recent years, founder Jenny Eriksson's broad interests have come to include jazz. She co-leads Australia's only electric viola da gamba ensemble, Elysian Fields. "Times and Seasons" celebrates The Marais Project's 20 years as one of Australia's most creative early music ensembles. Led by founder, Jenny Eriksson, the concert features guests, Swedish gambist, Leif Henrikson, and Eriksson's accomplished electric viola da gamba ensemble, Elysian Fields, in a concert that celebrates the many aspects of the vioila da gamba.
The Marais Project - works for two and three viola da gambas, voice and theorbo by Marin Marais and Monteclaire.
Elysian Fields - Music from, and inspired by, Scandinavia. Composed and arranged by Matt McMahon, Matt Keegan, Siebe Pogson, Jenny Eriksson and Jan Gunnar Hoff.
Single Tickets: Adult $49, Concession/Under 30 $32, Student $22, Child $17. Afternoon tea included.
Concession: 3 Concert Subscription: $87, 6 Concert Subscription: $165,12 Concert Subscription: $306
Adult: 3 Concert Subscription: $132, 6 Concert Subscription: $249, 12 Concert Subscription: $468
Founded in 2000 by viola da gambist and musical entrepreneur, Jennifer Eriksson, The Marais Project is widely recognised as one of Australia's most innovative early music ensembles. During their 20 year history the ensemble has recorded 6 highly regarded CDs and celebrated the life and work of the great French baroque gambist and composer, Marin Marais, whilst also commissioning new music. Eriksson and the ensemble have been interviewed and performed live on state and national radio on numerous occasions and toured nationally and internationally. Special guests at the celebration include Swedish gambist, Leif Henrikson, a long term friend and collaborator of Marais Project lutenist, Tommie Andersson. Along with Andersson The Marais Project features Belinda Montgomery, voice, and Cathy Upex, viola da gamba. The members of Elysian Fields are: Susie Bishop - voice, Matt Keegan - saxophones, Jenny Eriksson - electric viola da gamba, Matt McMahon - piano, Siebe Pogson - bass guitar and Finn Ryan - drums.