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Bach on the Mountain

  • Mount Stromlo Mount Stromlo Visitors Centre Australia (map)

Concert 13

Bach, bikes and the early generation of astronomers


Local history and global space exploration come together on this most spectacular site, the home of the ANU Astro-Physics Department. Experience a constellation of performances amidst the burnt out telescopes and other facilities on Mount Stromlo. Bach features idiosyncratically amidst new work by Michael Dooley, Susanne Stelzenbach and much more, including talks by Dan Tepfer and Prof. Brad Tucker. 


11.30am welcome in Visitors Centre
Prof. Brad Tucker explains the history of Mount Stromlo and the astro-physics research program and in adjacent room: historic recordings of Albert Schweitzer from All Hallows, London, as played by Prof Stibbs in the late 40s on Mount Stromlo and also featuring Dan Tepfer on dis-clavier.

Yale telescope
Sarah Dayan, Cécile Roubin, violins play Michael Dooley, The Heavens Declare (WP)

Moon Sculpture
Concert Band of the Military College, Duntroon plays:

- J.S. Bach (1685-1750), arr. Moehlmann Ricercare a 6 from ‘Musikalisches Opfer’ BWV 1079
- Gustav Holst (1874-1934) after J.S. Bach, BWV 577 Fugue a la Gigue
- J.S. Bach (1685-1750), arr. Hindsley Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BWV 565

Director's House saxophone quartet plays Susanne Stelzenbach (b. 1947), Atempause 2010/11

Melbourne Telescope

Los Pitutos performance

Common Room

Penny Quartet plays Jörg Widmann, String Quartet nr 4


Los Pitutos
Penny Quartet
Dan Tepfer, keyboard
Sarah Dayan and Cécile Roubin, violins saxophone quartet
Royal Military College Band


This concert is generously supported by Clive and Lynlea Rodger.

Earlier Event: 8 May
Bach for Breakfast #3
Later Event: 8 May
Sunset Serenade