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Get ready to Baroque and roll with the Arafura Music Collective at Pee Wee’s at the Point for the second collaboration between the chamber orchestra and picturesque venue.

Guest performer Jenny Eriksson says it’s an exciting program of music exploring some twists on traditional baroque sounds.

“The cool thing about this concert is there’s such a variety – you’ve got singers and baroque music that has a bit of jazz and we’ve also got a new piece called ‘Precious Colours’ by a young emerging composer, Alice Chance," she says.

“It’s a new composition that’s been written and arranged for this concert – it’s really nice when a piece has been arranged specially for the show.”

Eriksson specialises in the baroque period instrument viola da gamba and loves any opportunity to share it with a new audience.

“I think it’s got the sound closest to the human voice,” she says.

“Baroque instruments are now in the normal field, but back 30 years ago when I started it was very emerging, so it was very different.

“As part of my job I work with music and theatre in schools and the best part is going to regional parts of Australia where kids and in some cases teachers have never seen these instruments.

“They sit there gobsmacked for the first 15 minutes, then relax and enjoy the amazing music.”

Claire Kilgariff, from the Arafura Music Collective, says the first performance at Pee Wee’s was such a hit they’re now building an ongoing relationship.

“It’s just such a beautiful venue,” she says.

“It makes such a great partnership for a business and an arts organisation, especially in the Wet season and build up because it’s a great time of year for them to have other things happening in that space, and it’s just an amazing view when you look across the water into the ocean and clouds.”

Music fans will be able to enjoy a drink and tasting plate included in the price of the ticket.

Sun 10 Mar | 3-6pm | Pee Wee’s At The Point | $50 | $40 Conc | $5 Child | Free U 12 | $95 Fam | Facebook.com/Arafuraensemble

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