Featuring music by Bach, Handel, Telemann, Vivaldi & Van Wassenaer, GRAND TOUR Baroque Road Trip is the new album release from Simon Murphy & The New Dutch Academy on PENTATONE (PTC 5186668). International release 19 May 2017. Check out the album teaser here
! Big thanks to all who have contributed to the successful crowdfunding campaign
for this recording project! Check out the album info here
and the tour info here
. Pre-order the album on the PENTATONE
Check out the new production trailer!
Simon Murphy, soprano Gudrun Sidonie Otto and the New Dutch Academy appeared in a sold out show at the Sydney Festival with the programme Bach and his Dutch Contemporaries.
Listen to Simon Murphy in a highly personal interview for Fine Music FM
Simon Murphy and the New Dutch Academy delivered all sold-out shows on tour in Turkey appearing at the 43rd Istanbul Music Festival with the programme Bach and his Dutch Contemporaries.
Simon Murphy successfully made his début with the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra (OPS) in December, taking audiences on a musical road trip of 18th century European symphonic centres in his hand-tailored concert programme An 18th Century Symphonic Grand Tour
Recently voted a top five highlight of the 30 year history of the Holland Festival of Early Music Utrecht, Murphy's recording of the Corelli Concerti Grossi, including the classic Christmas Concerto, for premium Dutch label PentaTone Classics, has been described by the press as "legendary". Read about the inspiration behind the production and Murphy's quest to create Corelli's orchestral sound-scape in a highly personal article for Limelight Magazine.
Murphy was interviewed by the Dutch Foreign Ministry about his recent exciting musical experiences in China ...