Hobart Baroque Festival

Hobart Baroque is a brand new event celebrating the music of the 17th and 18th centuries. To date, there has been no festival dedicated specifically to baroque music. That honour falls to Tasmania’s capital, Hobart.

April 12 sees the inauguration of Hobart Baroque, nine days of exceptional performances by international and local musicians. The historic Theatre Royal, built in 1834, this is the oldest surviving theatre of its type in the Southern Hemisphere, one whose intimacy and splendid acoustics make it the perfect venue for performances of opera and recitals. Other Venues include the Hobart Town Hall and MONA (Museum of Old and New Art).

The program has been especially planned to attract interstate visitors, who can enjoy several of the events as well as experiencing Hobart’s history, its remarkable restaurants and food and unique atmosphere, all of which have contributed to a growing reputation as one of the world’s most interesting small cities. If, as is often argued, festivals work best in compact, livable cities where the visitor can enjoy not only the art but also the architecture and the lifestyle, then Hobart is the obvious venue for Hobart Baroque.

 

Full program and venue details www.hobartbaroque.com.au