Concert 1

The Mediterranean of the 16th century was a rich multicultural society bursting with diversity and culture, a fertile territory for music that was spirited and passionate. Traveling from Spanish shores to Southern Italian ports and passing through Greece to exotic Constantinople, La Compañia captures the sensual melodies and rhythms in a program spiced with melodic improvisations. From this vibrant and exuberant region we celebrate renaissance life through song and dance.


Saturday 21 February 4pm & 6pm
Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre

this event has finished …next concert A La Danza

Concert 2

Period experts La Compañia explore the music of the celebrated Spanish manuscript ‘The Duke of Calabria’s Songbook’, published in 1556. The Duke was the quintessential Renaissance man and his court, in the famed metropolis of Valencia, was filled with music, beauty and culture. This collection of colouful songs, with sensual melodies and infectious rhythms are deliciously portrayed on diverse and unique instruments, displaying the musical mastery and emotions of the Spanish Renaissance.


Saturday 23 May 4pm & 6pm
Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre

this event has finished …next concert A La Danza

Concert 3

In the Renaissance and early Baroque innovative styles of dance music emerged from Italy and Spain, they included the chacona, passacalle, folia and passamezzo. Reaching new heights of popularity throughout all of Europe, these tunes allowed for total artistic freedom in interpretation, and were the foundation for virtuosic melodic variations. Internationally acclaimed for their individualistic style and expressiveness La Compañia rediscovers these dance groves with a rich palate of period instrument and voice.


Saturday 5 September 4pm & 6pm
Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre

Port Fairy Spring Festival

Sunday 11 October 11:30am

Concert 4

The Spanish Empire during the Golden Age was a global super power with far reaching territories, and with rich cultural influences the music was vibrant and colourful. On period instruments, La Compania embarks on a musical journey beginning on the Iberian Peninsula during the Renaissance, where a distinctive style emerged celebrating a newly united Spain and travels deep into to the Latin American Baroque to discover the vast riches in a glorious cross-cultural fusion of musical connections.


Saturday 14 November 4pm & 6pm
Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre

Adult $39 Concession $29

Box Office (03) 9699 3333

Melbourne Recital Centre
Cnr Southbank Boulevard & Sturt Street, Southbank
Box Office: 03 9699 3333

This Series is presented by La Compañia and is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.


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